We offer a high-quality languages education that fosters pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. Our curriculum offer enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It provides opportunities for pupils to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Our language teaching provides the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
Spanish is not taught as part of our whole school topic approach. Instead, the children have regular (weekly) lessons to build fluency.
Spiral curriculum – vocabulary taught with songs leading to use in conversational settings
Key vocabulary, repetition through daily classroom routines, reinforced with themed days.
The MFL team, which comprises a member from each phase, monitor the study of MFL (as part of the school’s monitoring cycle) using a range of strategies. Lesson walkthroughs and classroom environments . The team look for evidence of the concepts below and reference them with the objectives for the year group. These are then matched to ensure complete coverage.