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Sir Thomas Abney Primary School


Weekly Spanish lessons are taught to all children in years 3 to 6. The scheme of work has been developed in partnership with other Hackney schools

At Sir Thomas Abney, Spanish is taught to all children in Key Stage 2 for a minimum of 30 minutes every week. Here at Sir Thomas Abney we hope that every child will leave the school feeling confident in speaking, listening to and writing Spanish, and have a good understanding of Spanish Culture.

The curriculum is creative and fun, focusing on teaching the language through games and songs and lots of practice speaking Spanish. 

We have an annual ‘Spanish Day’ in June during which we get excited about all things Spanish and organise a wealth of activities, including playing Spanish games, making Spanish food and watching a Spanish flamenco performance.

At our school we aim to ensure all pupils:

  • Are able to enjoy and communicate effectively through simple songs, rhymes, phrases and conversations.
  • Understand phonology, grammar and vocabulary, taught through themes familiar to the children.
  • Develop curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world and their role as a global citizen.
  • Develop curiosity to learn foreign languages.
  • Learn Spanish within the context of Hispanic countries and cultures.

¡Bienvenidos a español! Welcome to Spanish!