MFL - French
Teach discrete lessons in Key Stage 2 (KS2) and offer language and culture experiences in Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Provide opportunities for cross-curricular links and reinforce knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.
Prepare children for Key Stage 3 (KS3) expectations of being able to read, write, listen to and speak French.
*All KS2 classes will have access to a very high-quality foreign languages curriculum using the Language Angels scheme of work and resources. This will progressively develop pupil skills in foreign languages through regularly taught and well-planned weekly lessons in in Key Stage Two which will be taught by teachers and support staff.
*Early Years and key Stage one children will be introduced to basic vocabulary including numbers and greetings.
*Children will progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary, language skills and grammatical knowledge organised around age-appropriate topics and themes - building blocks of language into more complex, fluent and authentic language.
In Year 6 specialist MFL teachers come into school from Prince Henry’s to teach lessons.
Social - French supports social development by encouraging a collaborative approach to learning. Children regularly converse in the target language.
Moral - French supports moral development by encouraging children to look, discuss and evaluate a range of social and moral issues found in other cultures.
Spiritual - French supports spiritual development by exploring new language and vocabulary. Children are encouraged to express themselves in the target language.
Cultural - French supports cultural development of a child by exposing them to a foreign language and culture. It helps promote internationalism and their role within the world.
*Pupils will continuously build on their previous knowledge as they progress in their foreign language learning journey through the primary phase.
*Previous language will be recycled, revised, recalled and consolidated whenever possible and appropriate.
*Our long term, short term planning and individual lesson plans lay out the learning aims and intentions of each individual lesson within a unit. These planning documents ensure that teachers know what to teach and how to teach it in each lesson, across whole units and across each scholastic term.
*Pupils will be aware of their own learning goals and progression as each unit offers a pupil friendly overview so that all pupils can review their own learning at the start and at the end of each unit.
*Children are expected to make good or better than good progress in their foreign language learning and their individual progress is tracked and reported to pupils and parents / carers our two parent consultation days in October and February and then in end of year reports in July.