MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) Curriculum
Mfl curriculum statement of intent
LANGUAGE - SPANISH
We strive to encourage children’s curiosity about languages. We want to encourage children’s confidence to communicate in another language. We hope to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills necessary to enable children to use and apply their Spanish learning. We help children develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries.
Our Languages curriculum follows the 2014 MFL National Curriculum and pupils learn to :
- Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
- Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
- Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help.
- Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.
- Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.
- Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.
- Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.
- Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary.
- Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly.
- Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing.
- Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.
Through quality first teaching our pupils will apply their languages skills and knowledge to their next stage of learning development, and this will adequately prepare them to be successful young learners in KS3.
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