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Modern Foreign Language

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At Sunnyfields, we teach the modern foreign language (MFL) of Spanish to Years 3-6 as part of the school curriculum.  We do this for several reasons.  Firstly, we believe that many children really enjoy learning to speak another language.  Secondly, we believe it is an excellent opportunity for children, many of whom are bilingual, to develop pride in their linguistic abilities.  The earlier a child is exposed to a foreign language, the faster the language in question is acquired.  We also believe that it is essential to introduce a new language to children when they are in primary school as they tend to be more confident about speaking aloud at this stage of their development.  It is widely believed that the early acquisition of a foreign language facilitates the learning of other foreign languages and mathematical skills later in life.

Intent

Through the teaching of Spanish, Sunnyfields aims to contribute to a balanced and creative curriculum within which high expectations and standards are worked towards in order to support each child’s effort to achieve their full potential in a Modern Foreign Language.

 The objectives of learning a modern foreign language are: 

  • To foster an interest in learning other languages
  • To introduce young children to another language in a way that is challenging, enjoyable and fun
  • To make young children aware that language has structure, and that the structure differs from one language to another
  • To help children develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries
  • To develop their speaking and listening skills
  • To lay the foundations for future study

Implementation

 

 Reading

Writing

Speaking

 Listening

 

 

 

Year 3

 

Make links between some phoneme, rhymes and spellings and read aloud familiar words.

Notice the spelling of familiar words.

Recognise how sounds are represented in written form.

Identify specific sounds, phonemes and words.

Write some familiar simple words accurately using a model (copy).

Write some familiar simple words from memory.

 

Communicate with others using simple words and phrases.

Use the correct pronunciation in spoken work.

Recognise question forms and negatives.

 

Link sounds to meanings.

Recognise question forms and negatives.

Identify specific sounds, phonemes and words.

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4

 

Read and understand familiar words and short written phrases.

Follow a short text while listening and reading, saying some of the text.

Read a wider range of words, phrases and sentences aloud

Apply phonic knowledge to decode text.

Recognise and apply simple agreements (e.g. gender, plural, singular).

Recognise negative statements.

Recognise categories of words (e.g. colours) and word classes.

Write some familiar words and phrases (noun & gender and adjectives) without help (from memory).

Copying simple structures.

Use question forms.

Use phonic knowledge to support accurate pronunciation and to write simple words and phrases.

Recognise and apply simple agreements (e.g. gender, plural, singular).

 

Use question forms.

Use phonic knowledge to support accurate pronunciation and to say simple words and phrases.

 

 

Listen to and identify words and short phrases.

Communicate by answering a wider range of questions.

Sort words according to sounds.

Recognise negative statements.

Recognise categories of words (e.g. colours) and word classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5

 

Read and understand some of the main points from a short text Recognise typical conventions of word order and compare with English.

Understand and use negative statements.

 

Understand how a simple sentence is written.

Write words, phrases and a few sentences using a model.

Remembering simple structures and applying in new contexts.

Joining simple sentences using y/pero.

Manipulate language by changing a single element in a sentence.

Understand and use negative statements.

Apply knowledge of language rules and conventions when building short sentences.

Use 1st, 2nd and 3rd person singular forms of familiar verbs.

Communicate by asking a wider range of questions.

Express simple opinions.

Make a short presentation using a model.

Develop accuracy in pronunciation and intonation.

Manipulate language by changing a single element in a sentence.

Use repair strategies to keep a conversation going.

Understand and use negative statements.

Apply knowledge of language rules and conventions when building short sentences.

Pick out some of the main points from short spoken passages.

Join in a short conversation.

Understand simple opinions.

Recognise typical conventions of word order and compare with English.

Understand and use negative statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 6

 

Read aloud with confidence, enjoyment and expression, in chorus or individually.

 Read and understand the main points and some detail from a short written passage.

Identify different text types and read short, authentic texts for enjoyment or information.

Match sound to sentences and paragraphs.

Notice and manipulate agreements.

Apply knowledge of word order and sentence construction to.

Support understanding of written text.

 

 

Write several sentences from memory.

Develop a short text using a model.

Know how to use a bilingual dictionary to check their spelling and the gender.

Notice and manipulate agreements.

Use knowledge of words, text and structure to make meaning, using simple language.

Apply knowledge of words and text conventions to build meaningful sentences and short texts.

Use 1st, 2nd and 3rd person singular forms of familiar verbs.

Join in a short conversation.

Give a clear presentation in a clear audible voice.

Recognise the importance and significance of intonation Notice and manipulate agreements.

Use knowledge of words, text and structure to make meaning, using simple language.

 

Listen to and understand the main points and some detail from a short spoken passage.

Notice and manipulate agreements.