School focus

There is great variety in primary MFL teaching: the languages taught, the way they are taught, the resources used, and – not least – the amount of time given over to MFL teaching in an already busy curriculum. How does your school solve such a diversity of conditions – how do you teach MFL?

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  • The brief was to build on the school’s reputation for specialist teaching and develop an already established Spanish department
  • This involved creating a resource bank for students with links to other online learning sites
  • The website evolved to celebrate achievements, share  ideas and successes in Spanish, post videos and apply gamification in the classroom
  • We also post news about the school, What’s On information, topics, a Spanish art gallery, and a Student Zone section with resources for children (videos, games, interactive displays, activities and exercises, etc.).  
  • Parkwood Primary part of Seccion Bilingue with the Spanish Embassy Education Department and Gold level of the Hackney Primary Spanish Award.
  • Viridis Federation consists of three schools – Orchard, Hoxton Gardens, Southwold which all teach Spanish to KS1 and KS2.

An article by Linda Dupret, headteacher at St Paul’s CE Primary School, Brighton, Sussex. Linda describes how Spanish has developed in her school, including visits, cultural exchanges, projects and full-school participation.

Shaftesbury Park Primary School is the first school in the UK to receive the LabelFrancEducation by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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