Spanish is our chosen modern foreign language at St Joseph's. Children take part in weekly Spanish lessons led by a specialist, native speaking Spanish teacher. The lessons are taught from Reception to Year 6. The children learn how to listen, understand and join in conversations based on key Spanish words and phrases, increasing in complexity as they grow in confidence and progress through the age groups. The children explore and appreciate the patterns and sounds of Spanish through: songs and rhymes; they engage in conversations, asking and answering questions. The lessons have a balance of written and spoken language. The children develop and broaden their Spanish vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and intonation in a systematic and engaging way. Some KS2 children also join our Spanish club, which is run during the school day for those who have the aptitude or willingness to explore the language further. The Spanish taught at St Joseph's is planned to provide the building blocks on which the children can continue their education in modern foreign languages as they move on to the next stage in their language learning at Secondary School. We also hope that it fosters an awareness and love of language and travel, which will broaden the children's horizons and lead to travel and opportunities in their future life.