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Modern Foreign Languages

Intent

The 2014 National Curriculum for Modern Foreign Languages aims to ensure that all children:

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
  • Are able to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity,
    Can write at varying length and for different purposes and audiences,
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

A high quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. At St Mary’s we are committed to ensuring that competence in another language enables children to interpret, create and exchange meaning within and across cultures. It also helps children develop skills that will open further opportunities later in life.

The teaching of Spanish across KS2 provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language, supports mutual respect for all nations and lays the foundations for further foreign language teaching at KS3.