Modern Foreign Languages
Subject Leader: Monica Sibisteanu
Curriculum Team: Humanities
Modern Foreign Languages
The Pinkwell WHY for MFL (The Intent - Vision)
At Pinkwell Primary School our vision is that children will develop their language learning skills and become all-round global citizens. We aim to foster curiosity in and deepen understanding of the world around us, develop an open, accepting and enquiring attitude towards different cultures.
The Pinkwell WHAT for MFL (The Intent - BIG IDEAS)
To understand and respond to spoken and written language.
To develop an increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and language structures.
To communicate in spoken and written words, with increased confidence, fluency and grammatical accuracy.
To develop cultural awareness and understanding.
The Pinkwell HOW for MFL (The Implementation)
As the UK is becoming an increasingly multicultural society, we have a duty to provide our children with an understanding of other cultures and languages. The MFL provision at Key Stage 2 in Pinkwell Primary School was designed to reflect this.
At Pinkwell MFL follows the project based learning (PBL) theme so children can make the links in their learning across the whole curriculum. The teaching and learning of MFL is integrated into the different stages of the PBL learning cycle dependent on the project/public product being worked towards. Though objectives are integrated into a cross-curricular approach, the MFL knowledge objectives are subject specific and specifically taught.
The Pinkwell SO WHAT for MFL (The Impact)
At Pinkwell we provide an education that inspires our pupils, motivates our pupils and empowers them to succeed.
We consider the curriculum to be everything that our pupils experience during their school day and every experience that we facilitate outside of school. Each experience builds our pupils as successful, adaptable and resilient citizens of tomorrow.
Our MFL curriculum ensures that children develop their knowledge of where different languages, including the range of home languages spoken by the families of the school are spoken in the world. Varied learning experiences, including ‘Language of the Month’ and ‘Around the World Week’’ also ensure that languages are celebrated throughout the school community whilst providing a context for language learning and develop the children’s understanding of different cultures. Studying a modern foreign language builds a sound basis for further language learning at Key Stage 3 and beyond.
Me and my World Spanish Project-*Which countries in the world speak Spanish?