Whitings Hill Primary School

Languages

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity

and provides an opening to other cultures.”

National Curriculum 2014

 

INTENT

The core language taught at Whitings Hill Primary School is Spanish. Our MFL curriculum intends to expose our pupils to this new language. Our aims are:

 

  • to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and prepare them for KS3.

  • to instil in the children a positive attitude towards languages and develop the confidence to explore and experiment with unfamiliar foreign vocabulary and pronunciation.

  • to show them the value of understanding the wider world and to develop an awareness of cultural differences in other countries.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

  • Our MFL curriculum is designed to progressively develop skills and confidence in languages through weekly lessons in Key Stage 2.

  • Children acquire, use and apply the vocabulary, grammar and skills to express their ideas and thoughts in Spanish and to understand and respond to spoken Spanish.

  • Children practise a balance of spoken and written Spanish, depending on their age and experience.

 

IMPACT

Continuing with Spanish throughout KS2 will enable the pupils to begin to communicate confidently and effectively in a modern foreign language. They will also have the opportunity to learn about the culture of Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries.

  • Data shows that the attainment in Spanish is in line with core subjects.

  • Pupils can make good progress in this language, and acquire the skills and knowledge for further language learning in Key Stage 3 and beyond.