Download: MFL – Curriculum Overview 2017-2018 (PDF)
Download: St Oswalds Primary School – MFL Policy 2017-2018 (PDF)
MFL – Spanish
At St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop communication skills, including speaking, listening, reading and writing helping to extend their knowledge of how language works; skills that they will be able access in the future. It enables children to appreciate the beauty of another culture and broaden their horizons, giving a new perspective on the world in which we live.
“Every language is like an open window that shows a new view of the world and expands your attitude towards life”
– Frank Harris
The acquisition of life-long language learning skills can be transferred to other languages that may be encountered later in life; however, our chosen language in school is Spanish. This also provides links with our Secondary feeder schools, hopefully allowing the children continuity of their language learning. Increased capability in the use of MFL promotes initiative, confidence and independent learning and encourages diversity within society.
An enjoyment and enthusiasm for language learning is encouraged from KS1 where children are introduced to age appropriate material such as songs, games etc focusing on listening and speaking skills. As children progress through to KS2, they will begin developing their reading and writing skills in Spanish too. With exciting lessons and resources, children thoroughly enjoy their languages lessons!
If you would like to enjoy a language learning journey along with your child, take a look at some of the following websites:
Along with these websites, there are many apps available to purchase if you have access to an iPad at home. The following are some suggestions: