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MFL - Modern Foreign Languages

Intent

From Key Stage 2, children will be introduced to Modern Foreign Languages. Our approach is to make learning a new language fun! Young pupils are very receptive to learning a new language; children like to mimic pronunciation and they can easily pick up and duplicate new sounds. Repetition and practice are essential in learning a new language so songs and games are regularly used during introductions to languages. We also integrate foreign languages into the everyday routine through taking registers in different languages. Spanish is introduced in Year 3. Learning a new language gives us a new understanding of the world and an opening to a new culture. We teach languages using a variety of methods – we use songs and games as well as getting children to converse and write in new languages. We also include practical lessons where children can try food from the country of study and invite native visitors to bring the language to life with our children. We aim to improve their understanding of written and spoken language, to speak with increasing confidence and to appreciate new cultures.

Implementation

We follow the Primary Languages Network scheme of work within school. This is a comprehensive and exciting scheme that takes our KS2 children on a thought-out and engaging journey into the Spanish language. 

 

As we only started teaching Spanish in September 2020, both Year 3 and 4 are currently on Stage 1 of the scheme. 

Impact

 

 

Remote Learning Resources

 

We completely understand how difficult it is at the moment with the majority of children learning from home and parents having to juggle working and supporting their child(ren). Below you can find some Circuit Breaker documents that are intended for children to revise and practise key skills they learnt in Spanish last term. There are links, within the documents, that take you to videos and games on that specific topic.

We hope that they're useful!

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