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Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Language


All children from Year 3 have Spanish lessons taught by a specialist Spanish teacher, Mrs Taylor.  During these lessons children learn to speak, read and write basic Spanish which they will be able to use to broaden their understanding of other cultures.


A variety of interactive resources are used to make lessons stimulating and enjoyable. 


The children learn about the application of Spanish within the wider world through out curriculum vehicle topics, which embed the teaching within the context of a project, with real-life opportunities and outcomes.


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St. Filumena's Curriculum Statement for MFL (Spanish)



 “Every language is like an open window that shows a new view of the world and expands your attitude towards life”.Related image

The vision for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) at St Filumena's Catholic Primary is to develop communicative skills and to encourage intercultural knowledge and understanding. We seek to open students’ minds to different cultures whereby students feel “Citizens of the World”. Furthermore, we want to nurture a lifelong passion and curiosity for languages and to consolidate the skills for future language learning.


• To teach and practise essential learning skills which aid language assimilation.
• To make language learning engaging for all children through music, games, art and history.
• To give students a sense of how languages can be useful in the personal and professional life.

Curriculum Summary:

Early Key Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4)
During this year, there is a particular emphasis on speaking and listening to grasp Spanish phonics. Plenty of songs and games make the language fun and engaging. This will allow children to be more confident speakers and readers in the future. We put Spanish into context by comparing its structures to other languages. Access to familiar stories help children to recognise known ideas and concepts in Spanish.

We start learning basic semantical structures that will allow children to express simple information. We will start connecting vocabulary and grammatical structures.

Later on in the year, children develop essential skills for language independent learning. Children start to choose their own vocabulary to express their own ideas.


Higher Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6)
Building on previous learning, children will be introduced to new vocabulary and semantical structures to express new ideas. A more even focus is now placed on reading and writing in Spanish. They will continue to be independent in developing their own vocabulary. More challenging songs and stories will give chn more access to more advanced language. They will start developing translation and interpreting skills.


Primary National Curriculum - Languages



Curriculum Plan - MFL


MFL Policy 2019-2020

Twelve things to experience in our Spanish Curriculum  at

St Filumena’s


Sing a Christmas Carol in Spanish.

Visit an art gallery to study the work of a Spanish artist.

Write a letter to partner school in Spain.  Email the school or video conference call to another class in Spanish!

Study the work of a Spanish artist.

Learn a traditional Spanish dance.

Take part in a Spanish Carnival Day.

Say the Sign of the Cross, Hail Mary and Our Father in Spanish.

Have a talk from a local business partner who uses Spanish

Make a Spanish dish and present it to others in Spanish

Where a Spanish outfit to school.

Learn about a famous Spanish sports club/celebrity.

Watch a Spanish TV programme and listen to Spanish radio.

Spanish Champions Initiative

We have selected the St Filumena’s Spanish Champions for 2019-2020. 

Our Spanish Champions are pupils who LOVE Spanish and who always show their passion about learning the language.

They are children who HELP other pupils and their teachers practising what we learn in Spanish class throughout the week.

They ENCOURAGE their classmates to use Spanish as much as possible in the school and at home.

Our champions always follow St Filumena’s GOLDEN EXPECTATIONS and are KIND to their teachers and to the other pupils in the school.