Modern Foreign Languages
Modern Foreign Languages are taught in school from Reception to year 6. Children are taught to speak, read and write in Spanish. This is taught using a variety of fun and engaging activities designed to promote the children’s love for learning a language.
Although the teaching of MFL is not compulsory until KS2, research has shown that learning a language when a child is younger is beneficial. Following on from a questionnaire given to parents, this was also one of the main findings.
We have recently set up two links with Spanish schools, one in Valencia in Spain and one in Valsequillo in Gran Canaria. The children in year 2 are writing letters to and are receiving letters back from these children each month.
We have also held a very successful international day where the children took part in a range of activities, learning about different cultures.
In January 2017 we achieved the Foundation level of the British Council International School Award and we are now working towards the Intermediate level.