Through the study of Spanish, our Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) curriculum – delivered by Junior Jam – aims to develop a love of learning about other languages and cultures in our children. By the end of our children’s primary education, they have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written Spanish, are confident to speak in Spanish with others and know how important other languages can be in their future.
Through their MFL curriculum, children learn to:
- understand and respond to spoken and written language
- speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
- write for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
- discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied
The benefits of starting language learning early and progressively developing language skills is well understood, and so our MFL curriculum begins in Year 1 and we commit to the teaching of Spanish throughout all year groups. This allows the children to acquire new language then use and apply it in a range of different scenarios and topics, as well as providing opportunities to revisit and build upon learning in prior years. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As their confidence and skills grow, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences. Our lessons aim to enhance listening and memory skills and are a very enjoyable part of our curriculum.