Modern Foreign Languages
Modern Foreign Languages – Curriculum intent
The intention of the modern foreign languages curriculum at Kelvedon Hatch Community Primary School is that children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We encourage children’s confidence, we strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language.
In planning we look to develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries, through our protected characteristics, British values and curriculum enrichment opportunities. We strive to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing necessary to enable children to use and apply their language learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.
Our MFL curriculum is designed to progressively develop children’s skills in languages, through regular taught lessons. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. We follow the “2Simple” and Angel Languages schemes of work to ensure coverage and progression across the school. All our children in KS2 will have regular weekly language lessons.
Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children.”
Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversation work, singing activities and games. As confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences.
- Displays are used to remind children of key vocabulary
- Practical activities, songs and games are used to help improve memory and recall.
- In the classroom, where possible, instructions are given in Spanish to expose children to the language as much as possible and in day to day contexts.
- Visual prompts are used to support children in translating new vocabulary
- word mats/knowledge organisers are available for children to have out on desks to support their learning and recap previous learning.
- How it is assessed: We strive to ensure our pupil’s attainment is in line or exceeds their potential when we consider the varied starting point of all our children. The learning challenges used and progression grids used to plan and teach MFL, ensure that children are accessing work at age related expectations
- with regular opportunities to be challenged through higher level objectives.
Spanish is monitored by the subject leader throughout the KS2 classes, using a variety of strate4gies such as book scrutinies, lesson observations, staff discussions and pupil interviews. Feedback is given to teachers and leaders use the information to see if the children know more and remember more.