Spanish was introduced in 2010 and we employ a specialist languages teacher to deliver the language to the whole school.  All lessons are supported by the class teacher who then reinforces the language daily.

SPANISH PROVISION : EYFS 10 minutes with daily reinforcement.   KS1 10 – 15 minutes with daily reinforcement.   KS2 40 minutes with daily reinforcement.   As well as the weekly lessons, there is an annual Hispanic day held in the summer term where children dress up and learn about cultural aspects of Spanish speaking countries.                                 


LEARN SPANISH AT HOME WITH THE CHILDREN OF ST MARYS      The children are very excited to share their learning with you and with each other and have made videos of songs and useful vocabulary.

Nursery Numbers 1 – 10 Song from siobhan ferrandes on Vimeo.

Reception Buenos Días Song from siobhan ferrandes on Vimeo.

Year 1 Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes Song from siobhan ferrandes on Vimeo.

Year 2 Hula en espanol from sferrandes on Vimeo.



Year 3 months of the year video from claire wood on Vimeo.

Year 4 have been learning about transport

Year 4 animal song from s ferrandes on Vimeo.

Year 5 Teaching Numbers up to 31 from s ferrandes on Vimeo.

Year 6 Fútbol song from siobhan ferrandes on Vimeo.



Senor Cabeza Naranja – Mr Orange Head

Los_3_osos Goldilocks and the Bears

Oso-marrón – Brown Bear

QueridoZoo – Dear Zoo

TRY THESE USEFUL WEBSITES TO PRACTISE SPANISH:    username:  stmaryshackney     password:  l4nguages.   This is a website which we pay for to help your child to reinforce key language. Please encourage your child to use it at least once a week.  It’s lots of fun and there are so many interactive games which help to practise speaking, listening, reading and spelling skills.  The website not only has Spanish but also French, Italian, German and English.  Why not learn how to count up to 10 in other languages?  A BBC website where children can reinforce language through games, songs and videos.A fabulous site.  They also have Mandarin Chinese and French activities.