Modern Foreign Languages
Our Modern Foreign Language lessons, taught by a single member of staff across KS2, are a vibrant and lively place to be. There are regular games and songs amongst the many language acquisition activities. We aim to offer students a series of valuable experiences that cover the different aspects of learning and also opportunities to use the language in their daily interactions with their class teacher.
Since September 2014, the new National Curriculum has made learning a language compulsory in Key Stage 2. With Primary Languages Network’s team’s history, knowledge, and background, we were impressed with their standards, curriculum, and teaching style. In using Primary Languages Network, we are able to teach MFL interactively, attend CPD events, benefit from instant access to a community of MFL teachers across the country and have use of a wealth of online and printable resources to use during class or during times of distance learning.
Check out our specific MFL pages, packed with lots of Spanish resources, ideas and links for continuing with your Spanish learning whilst not in the classroom.
MFL is taught by just one member of staff across Keystage 2 who has many years of experience of working with the Primary Languages Network curriculum. This allows us to ensure pupils learning is consistent and that progress is clear across the year groups.
Years 3 & 4 follow stages 1 & 2 of the PLN network curriculum.
Years 5 & 6 will follow a 2 year rotation of the stage 3 & 4 topics due to a mixed year group class. Academic Year 2021-2022 will see them working through the stage 3 (Year 5) curriculum topics.
Key Modern Foreign Language Curriculum Documents
Bringing our written work to life
Extra curricular activites
Pupils and parents were invited to join in with our afterschool Spanish cafe. Traditional Spanish foods were available for sale and our customers had a go at ordering their food and drink using their Spanish language skills and then enjoyed taking part in food and drink related table activities.
2019 was our 7th year as a school taking part Fiesteval, an annual celebration of primary MFL, hosted by Greenbank High School. The aim of ‘La Fiestaval’ is to raise awareness of languages in the Primary setting, enthuse pupils and give them a deserved opportunity to showcase what they have learnt in their language lessons.
Our children were first on the stage and performed 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' in Spanish in front of a big audience! They were absolutely fantastic and we were very proud of them!
We can't wait for the event to return, hopefully in 2022.