St Alban's Catholic Primary School

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The intention of the Spanish curriculum at St Alban’s Primary School is that all children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We have chosen Spanish because it is the most widely spoken language internationally after English and learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society, providing an opening to other cultures.

We aim to provide our children with a foundation that will equip them for further language studies, leaving St Alban’s inspired and curious to continue to develop their love of languages.

Although Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) is only a compulsory subject for children in Key Stage Two, we believe that our curriculum should run throughout school in order for each child to develop a passionate, resilient and confident approach during their time at St Alban’s School. By giving even the youngest child in our school access to MFL, we increase opportunities to develop fluency over time and reward the children with the satisfaction and pleasure that the long-term mastery of skills can afford.



Our MFL curriculum is designed to develop not only our children’s language skills, but also their love of learning a language.


All children in KS1 have a weekly, progressive language lesson with their class teacher. By the end of KS1, we would like pupils to know;


*Greetings in Spanish –  (Hello, Goodbye, Good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening, How are you?) *Colours

*Numbers 1 -10 (Y1) and 1-20 (Y2)


We currently use 'Lightbulb Languages' in Lower Key Stage 2 and ‘Oak Academy’ in Upper Key Stage 2 to support our teaching of Spanish across the school.



Our MFL curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills set out by the national curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures. These are as follows:


• understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources

• speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation

• can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt

• discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied at St Alban’s  Primary School, we are committed to creating life-long learners who will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and drive to contribute positively to an ever changing world.