Modern Foreign Language Vision Statement
Pinfold we have chosen to teach the children Spanish. Our staff have more experience of speaking Spanish than any other language. We understand the importance of children learning a second language from an early age.Research shows that learning a second language helps improve people's thinking skills and memory abilities. 'Because the language centers in the brain are so flexible, learning a second language can develop new areas of your mind and strengthen your brain's natural ability to focus.'
We sing songs in Spanish in the early years and have a curriulum framework for Key Stages 1 and 2.
We beleive learning a second language in our school will enable our children to have more opportunities in the world if they can understand a second language. As stated on the government website:
'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.'
What they learn here will ensure the language centers in their brains are open to learn a different language in secondary school.
Please see our curriulum overviews and links ot the National Curriculum statutory guidance.