Modern Foreign Langages

Modern Foreign Languages Statement of Intent

To develop the teaching and learning of Spanish across the school, preparing children for future opportunities in Spanish-speaking countries.   


Our linguists focus on the Spanish language. We are very fortunate to have a member of staff who speaks fluent Spanish, so she will be coordinating the curriculum area with enthusiasm and expertise. Glenmere has chosen to focus on Spanish due to this being a popular and predominant language throughout the world and in the secondary schools we feed into. The bullet points below outline the National Curriculum objectives pupils will be taught, through an exciting and interactive way.

Pupils should be taught to:

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

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

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

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

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

· present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences*

· read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing

· appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language

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

· write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly

· describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing Languages – key stage 2 3

· understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.


Modern Foreign Languages will be assessed every term using Target Tracker. Pupil voice is very important, as children will be able to discuss their experiences when learning Spanish and express their opinions of their learning opportunities in this curriculum area.