Curriculum Intent

At Havant Academy we believe in the power of languages

Our vision for the MFL Spanish Curriculum at Havant Academy is to instill a love of languages among our students and broaden their horizons to allow them to travel, study and work in a variety of careers all over the world. Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures. At Havant Academy we are passionate about language learning and our MFL curriculum aims to foster students’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world, as well as being challenging and inclusive.

Our Modern Foreign Languages curriculum challenges pupils to become expert linguists; able to communicate accurately, confidently and fluently in Spanish.

We revisit and build on existing knowledge that students have previously studied. The topic areas and grammatical structures which are introduced at KS3 provide the building blocks for more in depth learning at KS4, such as adjectives to describe people and places for vocabulary, and giving opinions, reasons and using 3 tenses for grammar.

Our lessons are knowledge-based as we believe that knowledge underpins and enables the application of skills. We focus on the two key strands of content knowledge (vocabulary) and grammar knowledge in lessons, as both are interlinked and work together. These dovetail between KS3 and KS4, working through modular topics that cover the four strands of MFL; speaking, listening, reading and writing.

We offer opportunities to broaden cultural capital with options for Spanish food-tasting, music and visits to Spain to fully immerse our students in the culture of the language.

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