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We are all linguists

At St Michael’s, the children are currently learning Spanish in years 3 and 4 and French in years 5 and 6. Our intention is that they will progress from learning basic greetings to being able to have conversations in the target language.

We want our children to be enthusiastic language learners, so much of our MFL teaching is through games and songs.

Each class has a weekly MFL lesson and the children also practise songs in the target language during singing assemblies.

In Key Stage 2, children:

• listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding

• explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words

• engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help

• speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures

• develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases

• present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences*

• read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing

• appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language

• broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary

• write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly

• describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing

• understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English

 

Modern Foreign Languages at St Michael's Academy

Spanish 

Autumn 1 

Autumn 2 

Spring 1 

Spring 2 

Summer 1 

Summer 2 

Year 3 

What do we know about Spain? 

Greetings  

How are you? 

Introductions  

 

Colours 

Numbers 0-12  

How old are you? 

Christmas 

Months of the year 

Birthdays 

Days of the week 

Seasons 

Numbers 13-31 

What is the date? 

Pets 

Animals 

Easter 

Brothers and sisters 

Family members 

Parts of the body 

Classroom instructions 

Traditional story  

Holidays (ways of travelling) 

Year 4 

Where we live 

Places in town 

Directions 

School 

Classroom objects 

What time is it? 

What is the weather like? 

Story 

Numbers to 200 

Food and drink 

What do we like eating? 

Enjoy your meal 

Menus 

Hobbies 

Sports 

What do we like doing? 

School subjects 

What do we like learning 

Clothes 

 

French 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5 

What do we know about France? 

Greetings  

How are you? 

Introductions 

Simple conversations 

Colours 

Numbers 0-12  

How old are you? 

Christmas 

Months of the year 

Birthdays 

Days of the week 

Seasons 

Numbers 13-31 

What is the date? 

Pets 

Animals 

Easter 

Brothers and sisters 

Family members 

Parts of the body 

Describing appearance 

Classroom instructions 

Traditional story (Sleeping Beauty)  

Travelling to school 

Holidays  

Year 6 

Where we live 

Places in town 

Directions 

School 

Classroom objects 

What time is it? 

What is the weather like? 

Story (The sun and The Wind) 

Numbers to 200 

Ordering food and drink 

What do we like eating? 

Enjoy your meal 

Ice creams 

Menus 

Hobbies 

Sports 

What do we like doing? 

School subjects 

What do we like learning and why? 

Clothes 

Adjectives to describe clothes