The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our MFL curriculum:
Our Approach (Intent)
Springfield uses the Language Angels scheme of work and resources to ensure we offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils, using a wide variety of topics and themes. The ultimate aim is that pupils will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond key stage 2 and are able to apply their learning in a variety of contexts. We intend to lay down solid foundations for their future language learning and in doing so, help the children improve their overall attainment in other subject areas. In addition, the introduction of our ‘Language Experts in our class’ and ‘Language Assemblies’, where we promote the different home languages spoken by our EAL children, is in line with our ‘Just Like Me’ initiative:
‘… our aim is to increase cultural diversity in our classroom materials. We know that creating a culturally responsive curriculum and giving our children the chance to see themselves represented in the materials they are working with is not to be treated as a ‘nice-to-have’, but as a necessity to support and cater to our ever more varied classroom makeups.’
Where can you see the impact of our MFL curriculum?
- Photographs and evidence of MFL related work in our Learning Journeys
- Classroom and corridor displays
- The range and progression of activities featured in the Language Angels scheme of work.
- Assessments and evidence of the children’s understanding of Spanish after units are taught.
- Images and videos of the children’s practical learning.
- Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
- Moderation staff meetings where Learning Journey books are scrutinised and there is the opportunity for dialogue between teachers.
- Children’s annual school reports.
The Spanish program our children follow: