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Modern Foreign Languages

Our Intent: Why our Modern Foreign Language curriculum looks like this

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

What are the aims of the Green Lane Curriculum for Modern Foreign Languages?

The Green Lane Curriculum for MFL follows the aims of the National Curriculum to ensure that all pupils:

MFL Subject Content: Key Stage 2

Teaching may be of any modern or ancient foreign language and should focus on enabling pupils to make substantial progress in one language. The teaching should provide an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and should lay the foundations for further foreign language teaching at key stage 3. It should enable pupils to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing, focused on familiar and routine matters, using their knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary.

Pupils should be taught to:

Implementation and Impact: How do we teach our MFL curriculum and what is the purpose of our MFL curriculum?

Our MFL curriculum is taught as part of our Creative Curriculum.
Our MFL Teacher is bi-lingual and speaks fluent Spanish and English
Lessons are delivered as part of the PPA team.
Lessons are  45 minutes long
There are 14 lessons in each academic year.
Children will have a Spanish Exercise book which will be used across  the Key Stage
Objectives are taught using a variety of Teaching and Learning strategies and include:
Written work
Memory games
Games with equipment
Speaking and Listening Activities
Role Play
English/ Spanish dictionaries
Relevant festivals and celebrations are included when appropriate – depending on topic being covered in other subjects
Children will:
Learn to speak Spanish in a cross curricula and creative way.
Ask and answer questions in Spanish
Develop their listening skills.
Be able to orally spell words given to them in Spanish
Write down words and  short sentences in Spanish
Read words and short sentences written in Spanish
Be able to hold a short conversation in Spanish
Appreciate other ways of living and different cultures
Learn how other people and cultures celebrate festivals
Use a English/Spanish dictionary

Please click here to view our Progression of Skills for Modern Foreign Languages.

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