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We believe that the study of a foreign language helps students develop a sense of cultural pluralism, an openness to and appreciation of other cultures. In a globalised world characterised by international links and intercultural connections, linguistic skills are crucial for employment and careers as proficiency in a foreign language enhances career opportunities.

We aim to provide the opportunity for students to progress in all four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing while bringing languages alive through a range of interactive and varied lessons.

At St James’, language lessons incorporate cultural and creative projects, grammar and translation activities, vocabulary learning games as well as activities, which develop the four skills to enable students to achieve their potential and become confident independent young linguists. Our students enjoy working in groups, pairs and independently, within the classroom and in the ICT suite. There is a positive learning environment in our classes, whereby students willingly step out of their comfort zone and actively take part in lessons.

To support and challenge our students, we provide them with the opportunity to join a Spanish Club during lunch time.

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St. James’ RC Primary School
Maybury Close,
Petts Wood,

Headteacher: Lisa Weeks
Chair of Governors:
Mary Hutchinson
SENCO: Joanne Richards

Contact Mrs Jones or Mrs Howie in the school office for general enquiries on
020 8467 8167

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Data Protection Officer: Craig Stilwell

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Please remember to send in the UCL consent forms by Friday. Thank you.

A wonderful KS1 Nativity this morning. Thank you to everyone that came to watch.

Netball is unfortunately cancelled after school.

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