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"A different language is a different vision of life"- Federico Fellini

Modern Foreign Languages at Longcot and Fernham


A high-quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world whilst also equipping them with the skills and confidence to interact within it, certainly within French speaking countries.

At Longcot and Fernham CE Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that competence in another language enables children to interpret, create and exchange meaning within and across cultures. It also helps children develop skills that will open further opportunities later in life.

Spanish is spoken in twenty-three countries around the world and is the modern foreign language we teach at Longcot and Fernham. We aim to engender a love of the language and understanding of its culture throughout the world. Pupils learn to be able to speak, listen, read and write about their interests and feelings with their peers.

The teaching of Spanish in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundations for further foreign languages teaching at KS3.


In line with the National Curriculum for Modern Foreign Languages, Longcot and Fernham aims to ensure that all children:

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
  • Are able to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and that they are 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 and mainly in the format of worksheets.
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.