Our MFL curriculum ensures that children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. Our MFL teaching should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the wider world and enable them to be confident global citizens, who are open and receptive to new experiences.
At Creswell Junior School we have chosen to focus on learning Spanish; we feel this is most relevant to our pupils, as it is so widely spoken around the world and is a common holiday destination.
We strive to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing necessary to enable children to use and apply their learning of other languages in a variety of contexts. Furthermore we believe this approach will also be beneficial to our children when learning about the tenets of English grammar.
Our MFL curriculum is designed to engage our pupils when they are most open to learning something new; when they have no inhibitions. We aim to progressively develop the children’s skills in languages and lays the foundation for future learning in secondary school and beyond.
Teaching should enable children to develop an awareness of cultural differences between Britain and other countries and give children an opportunity to develop their understanding of British Values.