Westvale Park

Primary Academy

Always Children First


Modern Foreign Language 

At Westvale Park Primary Academy, we strive to deliver an MFL curriculum that embeds the skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing necessary to enable children to use and apply their Spanish learning in a variety of contexts and lay the   foundations for future language learning.


Our languages curriculum is designed to progressively develop children's skills in languages through weekly taught sessions in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6). Children will acquire, use, and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics.


Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As they build their confidence and skills, children will record their work through pictures, captions, and  sentences, which are displayed in individual subject books. At the beginning of each lesson, children complete a retrieval activity, which will encourage them to draw on their prior learning, resulting in children knowing more and remembering more. During the lesson the teacher supports learners and ensures that each piece  of work is marked or acknowledged, in line with the marking and feedback policy.


In order to support children's learning, all classrooms display key vocabulary that is  relevant to the topic that children are learning about.


Children will develop skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish to     enable them to apply their learning in a variety of contexts, to lay the foundations  for future learning and to develop their understanding of different cultures.


At the end of each academic year, all KS2 children will participate in a themed  ‘Spanish Day’ to allow the children to celebrate Spanish culture and achievements in a fun and engaging way.