MFL

Modern Foreign Languages at Well Lane
 
At Well Lane we have a KS2 team that lead this area of the curriculum.  We have chosen to focus on 2 languages.  In this day and age with the amount of travelling people do we wanted to give our children a taster of 2 languages. We chose Spanish and French.
 
The team meet regularly to discuss and review the MFL action plan.  We work closely with our MFL consultant.  We use a range of resources but the planning is based on 'Early Start' Spanish and French.
 
The children begin Spanish in Yr3 and consolidate and extend their understanding of the language in Yr4.  As the children move into Yr5 we introduce French which is then consolidated and extended in Yr6 so when the children leave us they have a good grasp of 2 languages.
In Year 5 and Year 6 French is taught on a weekly basis. So far in Year 5 we have been focusing on basic greetings and learning how to have a simplistic conversation. In Year 6 we are in our second year of learning the language and can now start to understand some aspects in greater depth. This week Year 6 have been learning what is in their local area and asking the question 'Ou habites-tu'? Year 5 have learnt a song which helps them to remember all of their basic greetings and have been practicing their pronunciation. Please see below!
 
 
Year 4 children have been learning how to talk about the weather. 
Ask one of us what 'Hace calor' means! We can also tell you the location of places around town like a chemist and a supermarket.

In Year 5 we will be learning French throughout this year. We practice our speaking and listening skills each week and will usually support this with written work to consolidate our knowledge.

In Year 4, we have been learning about places in the town and how to give people directions.  We have also been learning about some different towns and cities in Spain and where they are located.
Children in Year 4 have made Christmas cards and read the story of 'El Papa Noel'.
Hola! Check out Year 3 saying their names in Spanish!
In Year 3 Spanish we have been learning how to respond to the question 'When is your birthday?'  The children had to learn the months of the year and numbers to 31.