MFL at Holy Trinity CE Primary
Spanish Language Subject Leader is Mrs Boyd
Our curriculum intent for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) is that all children will:
- Understand and speak some Spanish with accurate pronunciation and intonation.
- Inspire our pupils to embrace and celebrate diversity.
- Envision a world in which they can live in harmony with other cultures, creating inquisitive, tolerant and understanding minds of the future.
- Inspire confidence in their language and communication skills, learning collaboratively with one another.
- Enrich our pupils’ experiences and broaden their knowledge and understanding of the world around them, and their place in it.
In Holy Trinity, 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. We believe 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.
All pupils in Key Stage 2 are taught Spanish. We have a specialised teacher who works in each class to provide high quality Spanish lessons from Year 3 to Year 6.
How does MFL fit into our School Vision?
To be an inspirational place of learning where:
We facilitate opportunities so every child can flourish in a place where they feel safe, happy and confident.
- we ensure a specialist is delivering high quality teaching
- We provide children with the opportunity to share their language learning with others
- we gain an insight to a culture beyond the language
- we provide the opportunity to experience different staff and teaching styles
Staff wellbeing and professional development is valued and supported in order to fulfil their roles, inspire others and experience personal fulfilment.
- we provide the opportunity for the staff to learn a new language (CPD)
- we ensure resources and support materials are available
- we encourage staff to support one another with high quality learning and teaching
- Explore ways that technology can reduce staff workload and enhance efficient working
The school provides facilities that enable an optimum learning environment.
- Ensure pupils have access to high quality teaching
- Ensure pupils have access to high quality learning resources
- Ensure pupils have access to a secure, safe internet that allows them to access information they need to support their learning but in a very controlled, safe environment
- Be aware of new technologies that would engage and inspire pupils
- Research apps to install to support learning
The school plays a central role within our community and enjoys strong links with the church, local companies and other schools.
- we provide a local Spanish speaking teacher to work with the children
- Link with Charters and The Marist to enquire about support from students/with resources and learning
- Forge links with the church and perform carols and festivals in Spanish
- we provide children with a language they can use in the local and world wide community