At Whittingham C of E Primary, the intention of our MFL curriculum is designed to develop an interest in and thirst for learning other languages. We aim to introduce the learning of the French and Spanish language and the understanding of the cultures in enjoyable and stimulating ways. We hope to embed the essential skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. We aim to build the children’s ‘culture capital’ so that they are aware of similarities and differences between cultures. It is our aim to lay the foundations for future language learning.We will:

  Ensure we are covering skills from the National Curriculum

We aim to develop their language skills through conversation.

We will ensure children have the opportunity to use and develop these skills throughout the lessons.


We will structure lessons so that prior learning and revision of key skills are continuously built upon.

We will ensure key skills are introduced and used with lessons.


We want children to develop a love of languages and begin to converse using their skills.

We will measure the impact of learning through assessing their development of key skills.