Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages at Looe
 

At Looe Primary Academy, we have created a progressive Spanish programme for KS2 pupils. This programme not only incorporates the National Curriculum Languages programme of study, but also includes aspects of intercultural understanding that are vital in learning languages.

Topics covered:

Year 3: Phonics, greetings, classroom language, adjectives, food and numbers.

Year 4: Develop greetings, counting, colours, introducing yourself and family, pets, days of the week, age, fruits, foods, drinks, asking for things, likes/dislikes, toys, classroom items, countries, weather, seasons, time transport.

Year 5: shapes, in a town, months, date, exclamations, alphabet, meals, health, body parts, adjectives, sports.

Year 6: features of Spain, music, festivals, instruments, describing features, Christmas, money, emotions, asking for help.

 

Additional MFL learning

Many of our pupils have been using the Duolingo app (free to download) to further their learning in Spanish beyond school. The app is particularly useful for learning a variety of vocabulary, and is suitable for all levels of language learning.

 

Other MFL links that are useful to extend language learning are – BBC schools primary languages website, Primary Games Arena – Spanish games and Crickweb – KS2 Spanish.

If you have any questions about how to extend your child’s language learning or would like to know more about our languages curriculum, please contact hdrake@looeprimary.co.uk or see Miss Drake at school.

Cross-curricular links

The teaching of Spanish grammar has been helping to support our children’s understanding of English grammar, reinforcing the use of phonics and the understanding of different tenses.

We use our maths skills to learn our Spanish numbers! We have been applying our knowledge of addition and subtraction to answer Spanish number sentences.