At St Thomas of Canterbury, we want all our pupils to learn Spanish so they can have an early introduction of literacy in the new language as it can provide an important focus as well as support for learning.   Through studying a foreign language, grammatical concepts and rules in English become clearer, it reinforces and celebrates the different cultures we come from and encourage children to be proud of being able to speak more than one language and coming from different parts of the world and very importantly, it helps pupils on attainment and preparedness for secondary school language learning.