Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages Intent

Intent

Learning a language is a liberation from insularity. At Crook Primary we want to expose children to a modern foreign language that is accessible to them. To this end we have chosen to study Spanish as Spain is the destination that is most likely for our children to visit.  Some of our children struggle with  speech and language and Spanish is a more user friendly language. It is also one of the most widely spoken modern languages. 

Our History and Geography units also  visit Latin American countries so children are able to make connections between their language learning and a Historical and Geographical context.  We want children to discover the joy of language learning and  realise the learning language can promote economic well being and employability

 

Implementation

  • Spanish is taught throughout Key Stage 2 twice weekly in 2  30 minute sessions in order to give children greater opportunity to retain vocabulary and language skills acquisition.
  • Teachers will use it daily in incidental learning
  • We use Language Angels to deliver an interactive immersive experience. The programme uses native speakers and also children can access from home.

 

Lower Key Stage 2

 

AUTUMN

SPRING

SUMMER

YEAR 3

THEME:I'm Learning Spanish

THEME:Core Vocabulary & Phonetics

THEME:Animals

THEME:Fruits

THEME: I Can…

THEME:Ancient Britain

GRAMMAR:

Understand better the concept of gender.

Have better knowledge and recall of 1st person singular of high frequency verbs.

YEAR 4

THEME:Presenting Myself

THEME:Family

THEME:The Romans

THEME:At The Café

THEME: The Classroom

THEME:Goldilocks

GRAMMAR:

Understand better the use of the possessive. 

Understand better the concept of adjectives. 

Understand better the use of the negative form.

 

Upper Key Stage 2

 

AUTUMN

SPRING

SUMMER

YEAR 5

THEME:The Olympics 

THEME:What Is The Date?



THEME:The Weather

THEME:Clothes

THEME: Do You Have A Pet?

THEME:Habitats 

(Intermediate Version)

GRAMMAR:

Conjunctions / Connectives. 

Introduce the concept of whole regular verb conjugation.

YEAR 6

THEME:Verbs & Grammar

THEME:World War II

THEME:Habitats 

(Progressive Version)

THEME:At School

THEME: Healthy Lifestyles

THEME:The Weekend

Opinions 

 Introduce the concept of whole irregular verb conjugation.

 

In the core vocab unit (Autumn 2) the following areas will be covered: 

  • Spanish phonetics (there are 4 lessons) 
  • Classroom commands
  • Salutations (revisiting how are you)
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Numbers (consolidating 1- 10 then 10-100)
  • Calculations (there are 2 levels of powerpoints one using numbers 1-10 and another using numbers 20-100)
  • Christmas

 

Impact 

By the end of their time at Crook Primary, children will be equipped to converse, read and write  in Spanish. They will have been given firm foundations in order to progress with modern foreign languages at secondary school and through oral language acquisition, improved their speaking and listening skills. They will also have an understanding of different cultures in the Hispanic speaking  world and be able to use this knowledge to seek and  answer questions. The study of Spanish will also help to make connections with the world and combat ignorance and prejudice.

 

Progression of Skills

 
  • MFL Progression of Skills
    MFL Progression of Skills