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Welcome to Lyne and Longcross CofE (Aided)Primary School with Nursery

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Modern Foreign Languages

In 2015, children and families were asked which language they would prefer to learn as the school grew and it was decided that Spanish would be our chosen language.

A high-quality MFL education develops children’s linguistic competence. Learning a language should be seen as a life-long skill. It opens up avenues of communication and exploration as well as promoting, encouraging and instilling a broader cultural understanding.




The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

·         understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources

·         speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation

·         can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt

·         discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied


Teaching and Learning


The planning of MFL is based on the National Curriculum. At Lyne and Longcross we make use of the LCP Spanish scheme of work to support teachers planning of the subject. The subject coordinator has mapped units across the key stage with details of medium and short term planning kept by the teacher. There is an expectation that children in KS2 will receive at least 30 minutes teaching and learning opportunities in MFL each week.




Teachers evaluate the children’s progress against intended learning outcomes of planned activities.

These evaluations are used to inform future planning by identifying children who need reinforcement or extension work, considering appropriate means of delivering such activities.


Children receive an end of year report to their parents/carers which details their progress in MFL. There are termly opportunities for parents/carers to discuss their children’s progress with class teachers.


Lower KS1 topics        

Greetings                                     How old are you?  

How are you?                               Days of the week 

Introducing yourself                    Colours 

Numbers 0-21                              My family 

Classroom instructions                 Classroom objects   

Where do you live?                       Nationalities

The weather                                 Food

Upper KS2 topics 

Revision of previous topics           Animals

Numbers to 100                           Pencil case equipment 

Class language                              Birthdays 

In the town                                  Fiestas

Ordering food                              Weather 

Directions                                    Telling the time 

Times of the day                          Directions