Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Our aim is to develop children’s confidence and interest in languages as well as to develop their skills, understanding and knowledge. Wherever possible we encourage children to use and apply their learning in other curriculum areas including Music, PE, Geography and History. Spanish is our language of choice at Wateringbury. It’s the third most spoken language in the world, is closely linked to other languages, is phonetically easy to learn and the most popular language studied at secondary school. We use a variety of methods to build confidence, language skills and knowledge through listening, speaking, reading, writing, songs, games and other fun activities. Children in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 are taught Spanish every week by our MFL specialist teacher. Our youngest pupils in Reception also receive some Spanish lessons from their class teacher.

MFL Curriculum Overview

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

My family and pets,

Revision of classroom instructions,

Travel,

compass directions,

Weather,

Leisure pursuits,

What do you like to do?

Traditional stories,

Multiples of 10 to 100,

Simple maths – four operations,

Healthy lifestyles,

Parts of the body – revision,

Time,

Animals and their habitats

Days of the week

Parts of the body,

Designing a monster,

Likes and dislikes,

Where do you live?

My family and pets,

Revision of classroom instructions,

Travel,

compass directions,

Weather,

Leisure pursuits,

What do you like to do?

Traditional stories,

Multiples of 10 to 100,

Simple maths – four operations

Healthy lifestyle,

Parts of the body, – revision

Time,

Animals and their habitats,

Clothes and weather,

Food and drink,

Spanish cafe