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Sheddingdean Community Primary School

Modern Foreign Languages

In Key Stage 2, our pupils learn Spanish.


We want our children to;

  •  discover and provide real, first hand experiences of the Spanish language and culture.
  •  increase their self-confidence, curiosity and sense of achievement through different languages.
  • Enjoy a balance of independent and collaborative learning which promotes language oracy skills and a love of languages
  • Together, develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to lay the foundations of our future linguists.

Our Implementation

Our MFL curriculum is designed to progressively develop children skills in languages, through regular taught lessons. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. All our children in KS2 will have regular language lessons.

A typical Spanish lesson includes development of pronunciation through learning Spanish phonic sounds. New vocabulary introduced along with appropriate grammar rules will help to formulate ideas and express personal experiences and opinions, which is then applied to conversation or writing skills.  Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As their confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences.


We measure the impact of our MFL curriculum in a variety of ways: 

Pupil Voice evidences that pupils are acquiring a developed understanding of the vocabulary and grammar of Spanish. They can (with confidence) discuss their own work and identifying their own strengths and areas for development.

Book and work sampling shows that pupils have had opportunities for practice and refinement of skills. As well as demonstrating that pupils, over time, develop a range of skills and language enabling them to communicate in Spanish with another person.