The intention of our MFL curriculum is to develop an interest in and thirst for learning other languages. We aim to introduce the learning of the French language and the understanding of its culture in enjoyable and stimulating ways. We embed the essential skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. We aim to build the children’s ‘culture capital’ so that they are aware of similarities and differences between cultures. In short, we hope to lay the foundations for future language learning.
Our MFL curriculum has been designed to progressively develop skills in French. We currently use La Jolie Ronde to support the teaching of French. The planned learning ensures that children acquire a bank of vocabulary organised around topics. We ensure development is progressive as they build on previous knowledge from units already studied.
We strive to ensure that our children’s attainment and progress in core and foundation subjects is in line with or exceeding their potential when we consider the varied starting points of children. We measure this carefully using a range of materials, but always considering Age Related Expectations. We intend that the impact is that children will be academically and physically prepared for the next stage of their education and ready for life in Modern Britain and the world. As children progress throughout the school, they develop a deeper knowledge, understanding of the French language and appreciation of French culture.
Teachers assess French throughout lessons using ‘assessment through learning’. This helps teachers plan for future lessons.