Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
At Whiston pupils in Year 3 to Year 6 will learn Spanish as from Autumn 2022. The rationale for the change from French is due to the fact that not all our feeder schools speak French. Therefore, as most of our feeder schools teach Spanish in KS3, our children can continue on their learning journey to become articulate and fluent Spanish speakers.
To support teaching and learning we are trialling the use of the materials and videos from the National Oak Academy this year:
We will be adding further details very soon.
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
- understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
- 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
- can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
- discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.