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MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)

 Intent of MFL


Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Futures.


In Spanish, we encourage children to explore and question language through active games, song and actions. By approaching Spanish with a focus on investigation and communication children will be able to go forward with the confidence to embrace communicating with other communities, developing a love for languages.


Implementation of MFL


We do the following in order to deliver our curriculum in MFL



In KS2 we follow a set scheme of work, planned for, resourced and delivered by School Improvement Liverpool. Classes receive one 30 minute session per week with Estrella, our foreign language teacher.

Each session consists of songs, vocabulary games, speaking and listening tasks and some writing.  Often work will be set to be completed with the class teacher before the next session.

Lessons are designed to build upon previous knowledge from unit to unit as well as year group to year group.  This allows children to leave Norman Pannell with a great basic understanding of Spanish and the confidence to use it.


Teachers are provided with detailed plans and resources that are used within lessons.  These are then used to revisit learning as much as possible between Spanish sessions.

Each Spanish unit is ended with an assessment, carried out by the foreign language teacher, that allows all children to display understanding of vocabulary and speaking and listening skills.  These judgements are then shared with the class teacher who will discuss why particular judgements have been made.


Across the school

  • Key vocabulary linked to every day objects (e.g. door) are displayed around school to ensure that children are constantly exposed to written Spanish.
  • Every classroom to have vocabulary linked to current topics displayed on the vocabulary wall.
  • Events such as Spanish week and Spanish day are used to introduce children to key aspects of culture and way of life in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries.

MFL Policy

Spanish Long Term Overview

The Spanish Knowledge Organisers above, support the learning for each half term. 

The Spanish knowledge organisers are utilised by the children during lessons and contain beneficial writing, reading and speaking and listening points. They contain the subject knowledge for each topic across Key Stage 2 and are used by children as working documents to help them build upon and extend their Spanish understanding.

Impact of MFL


At Norman Pannell we provide regular assessment tasks that allow all KS2 children to demonstrate their understanding of Spanish.  Throughout their topic, children will be provided with opportunities to evidence their knowledge and skills both in written and verbal forms .  The children's abilities are expertly assessed by our Spanish teacher, Estrella on a termly basis. Alongside the the MFL team from School Improvement Liverpool, subject and school leaders monitor the impact of our curriculum provision through completing regular monitoring, including pupil voice. 

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