MFL (Modern Foreign Language) prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are often carried out in languages other than English. The rise of international commerce means that pupils need to be equipped with the skills needed by the international workplace. The choice of which language to teach is secondary to the lifelong language learning skills that the pupils will be encouraged to develop. Skills that they will be able access in the future, to learn new languages or to improve their competence in an existing language. Increased capability in the use of MFL promotes initiative, confidence and independent learning and encourages diversity within society. At Cookley, we teach Spanish.
¨ To increase children’s linguistic competence through regular timetabled sessions
¨ To exploit cultural links and experiences when opportunities arise.
¨ To promote positive attitudes towards language learning through a range of learning activities.
¨ To develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and phonological awareness
(with particular emphasis in KS2 Y3-6)
Spanish is taught fortnightly to ensure progression and skills development. We use Linguascope to aid progression of key vocabulary, both at home and at school. Cultural links and language are also developed across the wider curriculum for example in music, festivals, geography and topic work .