Modern Foreign Languages
MFL at Lyne
At Lyne and Longcross we aim for our MFL curriculum to make connections between learning in all subjects and in the children’s own lives and the wider world. Many of our families travel to Spain for holidays so we intend that the content of our Spanish curriculum to enable pupils to use their acquisition of the language in their lives outside of school. Learning a language enriches the curriculum, providing excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers. We believe that fostering an early enjoyment of learning a foreign language will facilitate the learning of additional foreign languages later in life and will prepare the children for the transition to KS3 with confidence and success.
We teach Spanish across KS2 and pupils in Year 2 take part in some Spanish activities in the Summer term to help prepare for KS2. We base our teaching on the 2014 National Curriculum and use the LCP scheme of work to support the teaching and learning of Spanish. Our topics provide clear progression for the development of speaking, listening, reading, writing and the acquisition of vocabulary. Teachers and pupils also have access to online support materials with Linguascope and Early Start Online. Each pupil in KS2 has access to a tablet which can be used for interactive language activities. Spanish lessons are taught once a week for 45 minutes by the class teachers. Lessons include the acquisition of language skills alongside a variety of games, role play activities, songs and video clips of native Spanish speakers in a variety of real-life settings. A native Spanish speaker runs an after-school club one afternoon per week.
Our curriculum enables all pupils in KS2, regardless of gender, background and additional needs to succeed in learning Spanish.
In early 2022 we implemented the use of two excellent online resources for use in Spanish lessons: Early Start Online and Linguascope.
These programmes allow pupils access to a wealth of interactive games, speaking and listening activities, songs, talking dictionaries and videos to assist teaching and learning cultural awareness.
See what we have been doing in Spanish...
Summer 2022 - Year 2 Spanish Taster Day
Pupils in Year 2 enjoyed learning to count to 10 in Spanish, making flags and tasting chorizo and olives.
Everyone enjoyed the day and the pupils gained an insight into Spanish lessons ready for when they start their KS2 journey
Autumn 2022 - Year 3 learning
Pupils in Year 3 enjoyed playing games such as bingo and pairs in Spanish.
Summer 2023 - Spanish Cafe Day
Year 6 parents were invited to attend an immersive Spanish Cafe experience.
Ideas for Supporting Your Child at Home
- Talk to your child about what they are learning in Spanish Lessons
- Download the free Duolingo App to a mobile phone. Fun for the whole family, enjoy learning a new language together!
- Try some Spanish Foods at home - visit a restuarant
- Find out about Spanish culture: