‘Leaders take on or construct a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all
learners, particularly the most disadvantaged and those with special educational needs
and/or disabilities (SEND) or high needs, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to
succeed in life’
"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the
At Outwoods, we want children to have access to MFL that allows children to access the National Curriculum requirements for each year group in Key Stage 2;
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
1. understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic
2. speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of
communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking
questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
3. can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of
grammatical structures that they have learnt
4. discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
A high-quality languages education should foster children's curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable children 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 explore different cultures outside
The skills, knowledge and understanding gained through learning a language contribute to the development of children’s oracy and literacy and to their understanding of their own culture and those of others. We feel that the earlier a child is exposed to a foreign language, the faster the language in question is acquired. We believe that the early acquisition of Spanish will facilitate the learning of other foreign languages later in life. We will prepare children for the KS3 language curriculum to enable them to transfer confidently and successfully.
We teach Spanish across Key Stage 2.
We use a variety of the following techniques to encourage children to have an active engagement with Spanish:
- Games – in order to develop vocabulary through repetition, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
- Role-play – these should relate to the situations the children may find themselves in the future.
- Action songs and rhymes – to develop phonetic skills, memory skills and to further vocabulary.
We build children’s confidence through praise for any contribution they make in the foreign language.
Through the high quality first teaching of Spanish taking place we will see the impact of the subject in the following ways:
- Children will become aware that a language has a structure, and that the structure differs from one language to another.
- Children will develop their language and communication through development of the four key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
- Children will enrich their language learning by developing an understanding of the Spanish culture.
- Children will transfer to KS3 effectively and successfully and will be well prepared to continue and develop their language skills.