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West Moors Middle School





As the National Curriculum for Modern Foreign Languages states, it is vital our pupils celebrate and welcome differences in our world. By introducing and exposing our pupils to another language and culture i.e. Spanish, they will have a deepened ability to show respect and play a valuable part in our global society. Through our Modern Foreign Languages curriculum, we aim to inspire a love of languages as part of their lifelong journey of learning.  


The WMMS MFL curriculum provides pupils with a strong foundation for their Spanish language studies. The three pillars of language learning: Vocabulary, Grammar and Phonics, as set out by OFSTED, are delivered through a stimulating variety of topics.

Key Stage 2 focuses on introducing pupils to the key sounds and vocabulary in Spanish following the twelve National Curriculum objectives, offering an inclusive, enjoyable and varied experience.

Key Stage 3 consolidates and builds on KS2 topics, grammar and vocabulary, recycling and interleaving knowledge and skills for students to progress in their Spanish and acquire the foundations for learning another language in their upper schools or future GCSE studies/careers.

Each KS3 half-term unit includes:

A Sentence Builder (one for their class exercise book and a smaller one to stick in their planners) modelling the target constructions, with graded vocabulary-building activities. Language Gym is the main ICT platform for KS3 Spanish.

We use Dr Conti’s offering as a basis for listening, reading, speaking and writing activities (targeting spelling, vocabulary, syntax, editing, communicating) focusing on meaning and key structures.

MFL provision will conclude with a film project for each year group and integrate Spanish culture in lessons and on European Day of Languages.

We will be undertaking a Penpal project via the epals platform in the summer term, so pupils can develop a meaningful and exciting use for their Spanish! 


Assessment is varied: self-assessment; peer-assessment; formative and summative assessments. Impact is monitored via termly book looks, pupil voice feedback and lesson observations.

We are aiming for increased uptake later on at upper schools. Positive feedback has been received from FUS, with some of our former pupils going on to opt for GCSE Spanish.

The impact will be increased motivation, confidence and proficiency of pupils in their language studies, with the ongoing refinement and consistency of the Spanish course.

Click here for the Curriculum Map

Here are a selection of games for you to practise your Spanish:

KS2 Bitesize Spanish games- click here

KS3 Bitesize Spanish games- click here

UK Language Gym