Pupils cover a range of subject phrases and vocabulary. At St Francis Xavier we believe in submerging the children in Spanish as much as possible. Listening to the spoken word is key, with plenty of opportunity to practise speaking. We believe lots of pair work not only encourages the pupils confidence in speaking another language but also builds up their ability and courage to speak up during any subject on the curriculum. Giving children a voice is important to us.
During Spanish club this Autumn we are looking at the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle. 'La Oruga Muy Hambrienta' in Spanish is a wonderful book that the whole of key stage 2 can enjoy and helps to teach numbers, days of the week and different foods.
The book can be read like a parallel text to that of the English version. The children are encouraged to see any differences and recognise word order.