Modern Foreign Languages

MFL Curriculum Intent

Through teaching French, we aim to develop positive attitudes, interest and enthusiasm for languages. We foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world, giving them an awareness of different cultures. Through languages the children learn new ways of thinking and learn to communicate for practical purposes. We focus on building the children’s confidence to communicate more widely so that they can show an understanding of what they hear and read and begin to express themselves in speech and writing. In teaching French, we make links across the curriculum so our children are able to make connections with countries studied in Geography and History. We are giving our children their first step into a world full of languages and opportunities, helping them to develop a lifelong love of learning.

MFL Curriculum Implementation

In KS2, the children participate in around 45 minutes each week of French learning, delivery Quality First Teaching via the language platform Salut!. In years 3 & 4, children develop their vocabulary knowledge into reading, writing and saying simple sentences. These are developed into more complex sentences in years 5 & 6. As part of their learning, children continue to participate in songs, rhymes and games, and to progress their phonic knowledge, read simple children’s books. Children take part in presentations and role-plays - particularly in more practical areas such as talking about themselves and shopping.

Subject Progression Map

Subject progression maps can be found here

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