Modern Foreign Language
MFL lead: Mr. Turner
At St Paul’s R.C. Primary School, we support the view that learning a modern foreign language is an entitlement for all KS2 children during their time at the school. We are committed to the principle that learning another language (currently Spanish) is appropriate for all children, whatever their ability, disability or special needs and we believe that many children really enjoy learning to speak another language. We also consider that the early acquisition of a foreign language facilitates the learning of other foreign languages later in life.
Our main objective in the teaching of a modern foreign language at primary school is to promote the early development of linguistic competence.
To accomplish this we aim to enable children to:
• familiarise themselves with the sounds and written form of Spanish
• develop particular language-learning skills
• begin to understand a new language, and communicate in it;
• make comparisons between languages and begin to think how they are learning a new language
• increase their awareness of other cultures through learning about different countries & their people, and working with materials from different countries and communities
• develop positive attitudes towards the learning of foreign languages generally;
• use their knowledge of Spanish with growing confidence, both to understand what they hear and read, and to express themselves in speech & writing.