MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES (MFL) AT FAIRLIGHT

MFL - Intent, Implementation & Impact

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries. – National Curriculum – Languages Programmes of Study

Intent:

At Fairlight Primary and Nursery School, we celebrate diversity and foreign languages and the richness knowing another language can bring to our lives. Our learning of a foreign language offers a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils so they feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond key stage 2.

The intent for learning a foreign language is that pupils will develop a genuine interest and sense of curiosity and understanding of languages and the wider world. Learning a second language also allows pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences. The intention is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners, using their skills in a variety of ways.

Implementation:

Fairlight Primary and Nursery School uses a high-quality foreign languages scheme of work, Language Angels. Embedded in the scheme are the skills progression of all the key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as grammar through well-planned lessons that that include games, songs, interactive activities and stories. The children’s skills are developed through weekly teaching in Key Stage 1 and 2 with optional accompanying audio from a native speaker to support with pronunciation. Children build on previous knowledge gradually as their foreign language lessons continue to recycle, revise and consolidate previously learnt language.

 

All of the lessons have clearly defined objectives and aims, they incorporate interactive activities to allow for speaking and listening, have challenge sections to stretch their learning, as well as independent activities for reading and writing of various difficulty to support each child’s learning needs.

 

The lessons are underpinned by our school’s Learning Superheroes, giving children opportunities to be creative, kind, take risks, show independence, curiosity and perseverance in their learning.

 

The school also offers an after-school Spanish club run by a native Spanish speaking staff member, allowing children to continue to develop their Spanish language skills for those that choose to.

 

Impact:

The outcome of teaching Spanish as a foreign language at Fairlight Primary and Nursery School is that pupils increase their level of challenge, stretch and linguistic and grammatical complexity, moving from Early Learning units through Intermediate units and into the most challenging Progressive units when suitable. This will enable them to feel more confident in speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. By developing these skills, pupils will be able to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning and also helping the children improve overall attainment in other subject areas. pupils will continuously build on their cognitive ability, using their previous knowledge as they progress in their foreign language learning journey. Overtime their confidence, fluency and enthusiasm for Spanish and the learning of languages will grow, allowing them to use their skills to communicate with people from all around the world, to travel around the world and to feel confident and work in settings where their language skills are an asset

 

Bienvenidos a la página Española

Welcome to the Spanish page

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de Miss Joller y Jezz!!

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Coming soon...De la cabeza a los pies/From head to toe by Eric Carle!!

          ¡Hola amigos! = Hello friends.

          Mi nombre es José Luis = My name is José Luis.

          Por favor, canten conmigo = Please, sing with me. 

          Buenos días = Good morning.

          ¿Cómo estás? = How are you?

          Muy bien, gracias = Very well, thank you.

          ¿Y usted? = And you?

        Los días de la semana The days of the week
         Hoy es Today is
         lunes Monday
         martes Tuesday
         miércoles Wednesday
         jueves Thursday
         viernes Friday
         sábado Saturday
         domingo Sunday
         You don´t use capital letter for days of the week&months in Spanish. 
       A fruit - una fruta           Singular (only 1) Plural (more than 1)
        a apple - some apples             una manzana unas manzanas
        a pear - 2 pears             una pera dos peras
        a plum - 3 plums             una ciruela tres ciruelas
        a strawberry - 4 s/berries             una fresa cuatro fresas
        an orange - 5 oranges             una naranja cinco naranjas
        a leaf - some leaves             una hoja unas hojas

To show plural (more than one) in Spanish the noun gets an added "-s" if the word ends in a vowel (a, e, i, o, u). If the noun ends in a consonante (any other letter) the noun gets "-es" added at the end. However, if the noun was to end in a" z", the "z" changes to a "c" before you add the "-es" ending. 

 

        ¿Cómo te llamas? What is your name? Me llamo....My name is......

        ¿Y tú? And you? The Spanish "ll" is pronounced as "y" as in yellow. 

        Sentimientos - Feelings

         Estoy contento I'm happy
         Estoy triste I'm sad
         Tengo frío I´m cold
         Tengo calor I´m warm
         Soy grande I´m big
         Soy pequeño I´m small
         Tengo hambre I´m hungry
         Tengo sed I´m thirsty
         Tengo miedo I´m afraid
         Tengo sueño I´m tired
        Los números   Los colores            
         0 = cero 6 = seis blanco = white rosa = pink
         1 = uno 7 = siete azul = blue rojo = red
         2 = dos 8 = ocho verde = green morado = purple
         3 = tres 9 = nueve marrón = brown negro = black
         4 = cuatro 10 = diez amarillo = yellow gris = grey
         5 = cinco   naranja = orange  
        Los meses del año        The months of the year
         enero                        January            julio                            July
         febrero                      February          agosto                        August
         marzo                       March          septiembre                 September
         abril                          April          octubre                       October
         mayo                        May          noviembre                  November
         junio                         June          diciembre                   December
         Hoy es viernes, el 17 de avril.          Today is Friday, the 17th of April.
         Hoy es sábado, el 18 de avril.           Today is Saturday, the 18th of April.
         The "b" in sábado, febrero and avril is pronounced as "v". 

        La oruga comió......                     The catapillar ate......

         un pastel de chocolate a chocolate cake
         un helado an ice-cream
         un pepinillo a pickle
         un trozo de queso suizo a piece of suiz cheese
         una rodaja de salame a slice of salami
         una paleta a lollipop
         un pastel de cerezas a cherry cake
         una salchicha a sausage
         un pastelito a cupcake
         una tajada de sandía a slice of watermelon

        Tengo doscientos años - I am 200 years old. Tengo......años.

         The Spanish "ñ" is pronounced as "ny" as in canyon. 

         

        Los números de 11 a 1000 - The numbers from 11 to 1000.

         11 - once    21 - veintiuno 30 - treinta 80 - ochenta
         12 - doce    22 - veintidós 31 - treinta y uno 86 - ochenta y seis
         13 - trece    23 - veintitrés 40 - cuarenta 90 - noventa
         14 - catorce    24 - veinticuatro 42 - cuarenta y dos 97 - noventa y siete
         15 - quince    25 - veinticinco 50 - cincuenta 100 - cien
         16 - dieciséis    26 - veintiséis 53 - cincuenta y tres 108 - ciento y ocho
         17 - diecisiete    27 - veintisiete 60 - sesenta 200 - doscientos
         18 - dieciocho    28 - veintiocho 64 - sesenta y cuatro 209 - doscientos y 
         19 - diecinueve    29 - veintinueve 70 - setenta          nueve
         20 - veinte   75 - setenta y cinco 1000 - mil

        Las partes del cuerpo - Parts of the body / La cara - The face.

         el pelo                       the hair                    las rodillas                     the knees

         la cabeza       the head   los pies     the feet
         el cuello       the neck   los dedos de los pies     the toes
         la garganta       the throat    los ojos     the eyes
         los hombros       the shoulders   la nariz     the nose
         los brazos       the arms   la oreja     the ear
         los dedos       the fingers   la boca     the mouth
         las manos       the hands   los labios     the lips
         la espalda       the back   los dientes     the teeth
         la barriga       the belly   la lengua     the tongue
         la pierna       the leg   la frente     the forehead