Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
We are using the Language Angels scheme of work and resources to support us to offer an ambitious French curriculum which uses a wide variety of everyday and more specialist themes to inspire and excite our pupils. By learning a foreign language (French) children are given greater access to a multicultural society. Children are able to develop their curiosity about another country and deepen their understanding of other cultures. Teaching should enable children to explore, understand and respond both in speech and writing. As a result, children will increase in confidence to be able to discuss, ask questions and have opinions using both negative and positive nouns. The ultimate aim is that the children will become confident French Speakers and writers and will want to continue to study languages beyond KS2.
The children are encouraged to explore modern languages through speech and conversation, familiar sentences are spoken using known vocabulary and phrases.
They will progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary, language skills and grammatical knowledge organised around age-appropriate subjects and themes – building blocks of language into more complex, fluent and authentic language. Lessons within a unit will work towards developing children’s language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will build up to presenting ideas orally to an audience using familiar words as well as understanding grammatical structures, the sounding of words and vocabulary. The children will regularly revise French vocabulary by playing interactive games, singing simple songs in that language and using word banks to write sentences.
Children will continuously build on their previous knowledge as they progress in their foreign language learning journey through Key Stage 2. Previous language will be recycled, revised, recalled and consolidated whenever possible and appropriate.
Children will be able to recognise and use key vocabulary verbally and be able to write, the quantity of which will increase as they move through KS2. The children will be encouraged to use the language learned in both the classroom and the playground with each other.MFL-Curriculum-Narrative-Stibbard