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MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES AT

ST RICHARD'S

 

OUR INTENT 

 

From September 202 all  children in Year 3 to Year 6 will be taught Spanish. 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:

 

  • Pupils develop an interest in learning other languages;
  • We introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and fun;
  • We make young children aware that language has a structure, and that the structure differs from one language to another;
  • Pupils develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries;
  • Pupils develop their speaking and listening skills;
  • We lay the foundations for future study.

 

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.

OUR IMPACT

 

Our MFL curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills set out by the national curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures.

 

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.

Feliz Navidad from Year 4

Here is an example of one of the Spanish songs our children have learnt.

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