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At Bush Hill Park, the intention of our MFL curriculum is to develop an interest in and thirst for learning other languages. We aim to introduce the learning of Spanish and the understanding of its culture in enjoyable and stimulating ways. We hope to embed the essential skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. We aim to build the children’s ‘culture capital’ so that they are aware of similarities and differences between cultures. In short, we hope to lay the foundations for future language learning.

Our MFL curriculum has been designed to progressively develop skills in Spanish. We ensure children acquire a bank of vocabulary organised around topics. We ensure development is progressive as teachers plan to build on previous knowledge from units already studied.

KS1 children are introduced to MFL through exploring other languages informally when studying another country.

Languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. Learning languages contributes to mutual understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfilment. Pupils will learn to appreciate different countries, cultures, communities and people.