Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

 

From September 2014, language learning became a compulsory subject within the National Curriculum. All students in Years 3-6 receive one hour of Spanish per week taught by a language specialist. The DfE Languages programme of study notes that ‘learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.’

Our teaching enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. Additionally, children are provided with the opportunity to communicate for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking about language and cultures. This provides a solid foundation for learning further languages as the children move into secondary school.  

 

MFL Curriculum Overview 2018-19

 

Year

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Term 1

Term 2

Term 1

Term 2

Term 1

Term 2

3

Where is Spanish spoken?

name, greetings, numbers 1 – 20

classroom instruction

Spanish phonics

The alphabet

months of the year, age, numbers to 31

actions, colours,

days of the week

parts of the body, designing a monster

Likes and dislikes, Where do you live?

My family and pets

4

Revision of classroom instructions

Travel, compass directions, weather

 

Leisure pursuits (simple present tense)

What do you like to do?

Traditional stories

multiples of 10 to 100

simple maths – four operations

Healthy lifestyles

Revision of parts of the body

Simple time

animals and their habitats

Clothes and weather

5

Food and drink

The Hungry Caterpillar  

simple past tense

Musical likes and dislikes

Revision of the alphabet

places in town and directions

describing a beach scene (Las Pescadoras Valencianas)

creating a poem 1

The seasons

revision of weather and dates

creating a poem 2

The planets

revision of colours

word classes

extending sentences with conjunctions

6

Telling the time in more detail

My school and my schoolday

revision of past tense

The World, continents, rivers, revision of weather

simple future

Café – expressing wish and likes and dislikes

Money

current affairs, newspaper articles

cultural / language

project

cultural / language

project