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Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster children's curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping children to study and work in other countries. 


The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  1. understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources 

  1. speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation 

  1. can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt 

  1. discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied. 


At Morven Park Primary School:  


Children are taught by an MFL specialist as well as class teachers.  

It is intended that when children leave Morven Park Primary, they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore, other countries, cultures and languages, accepting that, in a multi-lingual society it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language.  They will be engaged and prepared to continue language learning at Secondary School. 




Pupils are taught to: 


  1. listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding 

  1. explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words 

  1. engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help  

  1. speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures 

  1. develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases 

  1. present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences 

  1. read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing 

  1. appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language 

  1. broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary 

  1. write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clear 

  1. describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing 

  1. understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied 




  • Children will know more and remember more about MFL.  

  •  Children will recognise and apply key Spanish vocabulary verbally.  

  • Children will be able to write a limited amount in Spanish.  

  • They will demonstrate a love of learning languages and will become more and more confident in communicating in Spanish. 

  • The large majority of children will achieve age related expectations by the end of the year. 


Assessment criteria has been developed, in line with national curriculum aims, to enable teachers to assess the progress of children in their language learning as they move through Key Stage 2, ensuring that children are supported and challenged as appropriate.   


Pupil Voice is also used to further develop the MFL curriculum, through questioning of pupils' views and attitudes to learning a language. 


Children will know more, remember more and understand more Spanish vocabulary.  


Year 3 


Year 4 

Year 5 

Year 6 


Basic greetings 




Numbers to 31 


Days of the week 


Months of the year 




Saying the date 









Classroom objects 






Expressing likes and dislikes 


Rules of pronunciation and 

tongue twisters 


Using a bilingual dictionary 




Parts of the body 


Describing ourselves and others 




Rules of pluralisation 


Adjective/noun agreement 


Sports and hobbies 









Places in the town 


Numbers to 100 


Telling the time 


Daily routines