Curriculum Overview and Policy
Download: MFL Policy 2020-21 [PDF]
School vision for the teaching of Modern Foreign Languages
In St Oswald’s Catholic Primary school, we believe that learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. The study of a language is seen as an important part of our pupils’ education as languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. Our aim is to enrich our pupils’ experiences and broaden their knowledge and understanding of the world around them, and their place in it. In St Oswald’s we teach Spanish as our language of choice.
From an early age, pupils should be introduced to new vocabulary to hopefully start their journey of life-long language skills acquisition. Not only does this enthuse our children with a love of languages, it also inspires confidence in their language and communication skills, learning collaboratively with one another.
Alongside this, we aim to allow our children to gain an insight into how other people around the world live, including their celebrations, traditional food and music amongst other things. As they learn, children will nurture a growing appreciation of other cultures and a natural curiosity for the world around them. Our vision is to inspire our pupils to embrace diversity and envision a world in which they can live in harmony with other cultures, creating inquisitive, tolerant and understanding minds of the future.
Download: St Oswalds Primary School – MFL Policy 2017-2018 [PDF]
Take a look at some of the following websites:
External Link: http://www.primarylanguages.org.uk
External Link: http://www.123teachme.com/learn_spanish/spanish_for_children
External Link: http://primarygamesarena.com/Spanish
External Link: https://www.storyplace.org/es
External Link: http://cvc.cervantes.es/ensenanza/mimundo/
External Link: http://pbskids.org/games/spanish/
External Link: http://www.crececontigo.gob.cl/actividades-para-compartir/juega-divertidos-juegos/
External Link: http://www.onlinefreespanish.com/
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: