Modern Foreign Languages
At Christchurch we learn Spanish. We start learning key words and phrases in KS1, ready to start our weekly lessons in KS2. Children not only learn the language, but also learn about Spanish traditions and events.
Through MFL we interweave our drivers in as many ways as possible. For example:
Communicators children will explore how the Spanish language is different to English. Children will learn songs and rhymes to learn new vocabulary. Children will be able to perform their rhymes and songs within class.
Explorers children will learn about a range of Spanish traditions and how festivals they are familiar with are different in Spain. They will have the chance to learn new stories and songs they may not hear in their day to day life.
Reading we encourage children to read new vocabulary based around our chosen Modern Foreign language. Children have the opportunity to learn well known stories such as ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ in Spanish.
Believers all children will learn how to speak, read and write in another language. Children will be given the opportunity to learn about Spanish traditions. .
Through these drivers and the delivery of the Spanish curriculum we want our children to have a love of learning new languages. They will have a sound understanding of key Spanish vocabulary and grammar. They will be able to read, write and speak the language at their appropriate level.