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Modern Foreign Languages

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At Aveton Gifford Primary School our pupils are taught to develop

their Spanish Language Skills. 

MFL Intent  



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

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language. 

  • Are able to speak with increasing confidence, fluency, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and that they are 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. 

A high quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. At Aveton Gifford we are committed to ensuring that learning 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 in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundations for further foreign language teaching at KS3. 



Children are introduced to Spanish from the EYFS, this enables the children to develop early language acquisition skills that facilitate their understanding of the patterns of language and how these differ from, or are similar to, English. Lessons across the Key Stages support the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing: 

  • Children are taught to listen attentively to spoken language and respond, joining in with songs, rhymes and games. 

  • Children develop an appreciation of a variety of stories, songs, poems and rhymes in Spanish that are delivered through the curriculum content. 

  • Children will begin to present and perform to other classes in Spanish to develop their confidence. 



Our MFL curriculum ensures that children develop their knowledge of where different languages are spoken in the world. Varied learning experiences, including ‘Virtual visits’ and ‘Language Days’ provide a context for language learning and develop the children’s understanding of different cultures.