MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES AT
From September 2020, in our school we teach Spanish to all our children as part of our school curriculum from Year 3 to Year 6. At St Richard’s, we value the importance of specialist teaching, therefore our choice of MFL is suited to the expertise of our school staff. We are lucky enough to have several members of staff who are fluent in Spanish so children will get very good, first hand experiences of hearing and speaking high quality Spanish. The sessions are taught using a range of engaging and stimulating practical activities which ensures the National Curriculum requirements are covered; that skills taught are progressive and MFL sessions are delivered with confidence. As we transition into a new language we will be rolling out our scheme of work progressively to match the children’s starting points.
Our aim is that:
At St Richard’s, Spanish is taught in a variety of ways to make our children’s learning experiences more meaningful: singing, role play, paired and groups games, reading, writing new vocabulary in a variety of contexts and learning about the country itself.
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SPANISH CURRICULUM
Spanish will be taught once a week by a member of staff who is fluent in Spanish.
As we are introducing the language as a new language, the curriculum will be rolled out in the following way:
The documents below give details on the MfL Curriculum by year group for years 3 - 6.
Children will have the opportunity to develop good pronunciation with the help of our fluent Spanish speakers; they will hear stories and learn a variety of songs to help them gain confidence.