“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”

Frank Smith

What do we believe at Badger Hill?

We believe a high-quality MFL education will help pupils gain self-confidence and self-esteem. It should inspire pupil’s curiosity to know more about Spanish, other languages and their own language. Teaching should equip pupils to communicate effectively in the language they are learning without being afraid of making mistakes.

Modern foreign languages help pupils to understand the complexity of people’s languages, cultures and customs and the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and culture. It helps them to see how they are a citizen of the world.

How do we achieve in MFL at Badger Hill?

We offer children many opportunities to study one of the most spoken languages in the world, to learn key phrases of that language and we offer opportunities to exchange with others in that language.

This gives hands on experiences to speak, listen to, read and write in Spanish. We allow children to build up a bank of language skills (and vocabulary) through their time in school. This will also help them to achieve as language learners later in their education (for example secondary school) or later in life as adults. Achievement in MFL comes in many forms including speaking practice, written work and also personal achievement as speaking another language is a skill to be proud of. At the end of Year 6, children will leave the school with a certificate of achievement (bronze, silver or gold) which they can take to their next school to display the skills they have mastered at KS2.

We create lots of opportunities to enjoy and share our MFL skills and learning

Children celebrate their learning in MFL by demonstrating their understanding in many shapes and forms. This can be shared events across school, work displayed in books and special weeks when we celebrate events of the Spanish-speaking world. We also aim to create a link with our main secondary feeder school in Year 5 and 6 to demonstrate our language skills and learn new languages too. Where possible we enjoy celebrating with parents and the local community.

Curriculum coverage and progression