Modern Foreign Language (MFL)
At Abingdon Primary School we intend to provide all of our pupils with a high-quality education in Modern Foreign Language (MFL), which develops their love of learning about languages and other cultures. Our main priority at Abingdon Primary School, is to teach and perfect the skills implemented by the National Curriculum for MFL therefore last year we had specialist Spanish teachers teaching the children Spanish weekly. This year we are moving on from that now the children have aquired some vocabulary. We are just being a journey with LanguageAngels.
The MFL curriculum is designed to progressively develop pupil’s skills in languages, through regular taught sessions. We encourage our pupils to develop their confidence, and we stimulate and develop curiosity about language. We strive to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing to enable our pupils to use and apply their Spanish learning in a variety of context and lay the foundations for future language learning.
Although MFL is only statutory in key stage 2. To prepare our pupils for their learning, we begin laying foundations and teaching in our Early Years Provision and KS1 classes with songs and stories.
The aims of the Spanish Curriculum are to:
-Introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and fun
-Enable children to use their knowledge with growing confidence, both to understand what they hear and read, and to express themselves in speech and writing
-Help children develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries
-Encourage children to speak Spanish to express simple ideas with clarity using sentences with appropriate pronunciation
-Learn songs and poems in Spanish
-Develop understanding of basic grammar
-Foster an interest in learning other languages by laying foundations for future study
At Abingdon we know that MFL education cannot exist in isolation. Therefore it is part of a whole school approach and our Creative Curriculum provide a variety of opportunities for children to make links to other areas of learning and explore a wide range of cultural capital.
Our assemblies, monthly celebrations and whole school appreciation days help to develop the children’s learning and understanding further and provide a platform for discussion to help our pupils become liberated, respectful and tolerant individuals who can be part of a diverse community.