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MFL Coordinator: Miss Gladwinfield (Year 5 Teacher)   

Our foreign language assistant: Marina

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Our curriculum

Our Northcote Curriculum is designed with the intent to maximise the potential of all of our pupils; intellectually, socially, morally, emotionally and culturally.  We take every opportunity to encourage a love for learning within all of our pupils, based around a resilience for learning and achieving greatness.  Most importantly we allow our children to learn in a safe and stimulating environment, where their views are valued.

Implementation – Spanish is delivered as part of our ‘Citizens of the World’ curriculum.

Spanish is taught by a specialist Foreign Language Assistant, Marina. In addition to these discrete lessons, teachers promote Spanish to be spoken as part of the school day by encouraging children to use their language skills in a range of different activities, for example taking the register, giving instructions, asking for drinks, writing dates and celebrating birthdays. This is further promoted by our Language Ambassadors, pupils who implement language challenges and encourage the rest of their class to become involved and use their language skills. Languages are also taught through purposeful cross curricular links, including Maths, Cooking, Dancing, P.S.H.E. and Geography. This is particularly evident during Spanish culture week, when children take part in a variety of activities linked to MFL and other curriculum areas.

MFL lessons begin in Key Stage 2, however, EYFS and KS1 join in with Spanish culture week and are also taught basic vocabulary by their teachers to encourage early language development and an introduction to MFL lessons. When children enter KS2, every class has a timetabled lesson slot each week which is taught by a Spanish language specialist. Teachers are present in classes during this time and this helps them to embed the skills of the specialist language teacher throughout the school day.

Spanish is taught via a topic approach which changes each half term. Each year group, follows differentiated learning outcomes that encourage children’s understanding and knowledge of the Spanish language to deepen and progress. 

Impact – 

Topics are revisited each year with an added skill or challenge. This ensures that each topic is revisited regularly to embed each learning objective. The lesson structure each week also allows time to revisit the previous week’s knowledge and build upon this. Children fill in ‘I can’ statements which link to the learning objectives before and after each topic is taught. This ensures that the children are progressing in Spanish and informs of gaps which need to be revisited.  Subject and school leaders monitor the impact of our curriculum provision through completing regular monitoring, that includes listening to the voice of our children.

To improve our language skills further and to gain a deeper understanding of different cultures, we have recently made a partnership with a school in Malaga, Spain! We are very excited to learn more about our Spanish friends and practise our language skills in a real-life context. Please keep checking our web page for regular updates!


Northcote Spanish Long-term plan (KS2):

Long term planning overview Spanish_


MFL Policy




Autumn 1:

Y3Aut1SpanishWebsite Y4Aut1SpanishWebsite Y5Aut1SpanishWebsite Y6Aut1SpanishWebsite

Autumn 2:

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Spring 1:

Y3Spring1SpanishWebsite Y4Spring1SpanishWebsite Y5Spring1SpanishWebsite Y6Spring1SpanishWebsite

Spring 2:

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Summer 1:

Y3Summer1SpanishWebsite Y4Summer1SpanishWebsite Y5Summer1SpanishWebsite Y6Summer1-2SpanishWebsite

Summer 2:

Y3Summer2SpanishWebsite Y4Summer2SpanishWebsite Y5Summer2SpanishWebsite



Fun resources and ideas to learn Spanish at home:

SpanishActivitiesKS1 (1)

SpanishActivitiesKS2 (1)


Spanish songs to help your learning:

Numbers- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FEyfy5N3Nc

Days of the week- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4fREj60Crk

Months – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKznbHvPFwc

Colours – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsRKoZGaoEM


Useful websites:

Pupils in KS2 have a username and password to use Duolingo to support their Spanish language learning:





Spanish stories to enjoy:



Play some Spanish word games:



BBC Learning



Spanish Christmas Carol Concert

Year 5 and 6 Feliz Navidad Song

Year 3 and 4 Burrito Sabanero Song


Spanish Homework- Discovering facts about Christmas in Spain