Modern Foreign Language
Cavendish Primary School has a dedicated MFL Coordinator with responsibility for the management of the subject across the school. In EYFS and KS1, children are taught Spanish informally throughout the day. They sing songs, play games and read stories in the target language. Pupils listen to and respond to, Spanish phrases (such as taking the register, lining up for dinner etc.)
Language Angels units are used for Spanish sessions in Years 3 to 6 to ensure a balanced and well-distributed coverage of the attainment targets set out in the programme of study for KS2. Our aim is for languages to be increasingly embedded in the curriculum. The units on Language Angels are split into four levels: Early Language (EL), Intermediate Language (IL), Progressive Language (PL) and Core Vocabulary (CV). These units allow for a solid progression of skills throughout the years. However, we are continuously adapting our units of work to the context of our school and the abilities of our children.
During language lessons, there is a focus on cultural awareness. At Cavendish, we believe that this awareness is just as important as linguistic skills and will truly enhance language learning. Children have frequent opportunities to undertake projects that highlight environmental and cultural issues. These projects promote and support the application of ICT skills.