Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement
Subject: Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
At Arden we recognise that competence in another language enables children to interpret, create and exchange meaning within and across cultures. We are committed to ensuring our MFL teaching provides the foundation for learning further languages, as well as the means to access international opportunities for study and work later in life. The teaching of Spanish in KS2 provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language.
Our Spanish curriculum ensures all KS2 pupils develop key language learning skills, as set out by the National Curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures.
Enquiry: At Arden we believe that high-quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. We are committed to ensuring that teaching Spanish enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts of another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing.
At Arden children are taught Spanish by a native speaker who visits each year group on rotation. The children are currently taught using the LCF scheme of work to deliver Spanish lessons. This provision ensures children make progress as it is creative, engaging and interactive for the children.
Our children learn through active participation in actions, rhymes, stories, song, grammar focus, video clips, sentence structure, dictionary work, book making and many more creative ways to extend, embed and combine language skills.
Community : We have connections with local senior schools to help promote the continuation of learning languages from older students which also helps with the transition to Secondary Schools.
Aspiration: Learning Spanish at Arden encourages the children to be inspired to learn about other countries and their languages. It encourages them to develop their knowledge of where different languages are spoken in the world, including the range of home languages spoken by families of the school.
Learning Spanish develops an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to children individually, as well as ethnicities from across the world. The children have an understanding of how to further develop skills less known to them, should they ever develop an interest in their lives.
Through having a native speaker teaching Spanish at Arden encourages and raises attainment and enthusiasm of the language.
The children are
· Assessed against the learning objectives set out for each topic learnt.
· Ensured with being provided with high standards and consistency in their learning.
· Interviewed (pupil voice) to ensure our pupil’s thoughts, ideas and concerns are addressed.
· Given written and verbal feedback about their work.
Children at Arden are provided with every opportunity to become the best possible version of themselves. We believe regardless of your start in life, all children have the potential to succeed and deserve best experience possible during their time here.