St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

Christ is the centre of our School community, where we live, love and learn together


Subject Leader

Mr McLoughlin

Our MFL (Spanish) Curriculum Intent

 At St Thomas More, we know that learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures and differing ways of life. Therefore, we strive to create a high quality languages education which will foster pupils’ curiosity about the large and rich culture of Spain and deepen their understanding Spanish speaking countries and communities around the world.  


At. St Thomas More, we are committed to providing an inspiring and fully inclusive MFL Curriculum to all our pupils, irrespective of disadvantage and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Pupils with special educational needs are encouraged to access all aspects of learning during lessons and the individual needs of all pupils are taken into consideration.


Spanish teaching - from Year 1 through to Year 6 - will enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and respond to others, both in speech and in writing. Learning Spanish at St. Thomas More will provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries – giving children more opportunities and more experiences of the wider world. The secondary school where the majority of St Thomas More children move onto offer Spanish.


National Curriculum Aims:

· understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources

· speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation

· can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt

· discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.