Modern Foreign Language: French

Intent

The 2014 National Curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

 

  •          Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  •          Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and 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
  •          Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied
At Spalding St Paul’s Primary School 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 hope to 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.
 
Implementation

Our MFL curriculum has been designed to progressively develop skills in French. We teach French across KS2.The curriculum design ensure children acquire a bank of vocabulary organised around topics. They ensure development is progressive as they build on previous knowledge from units already studied.

All children in KS2 are taught French in a weekly discreet lesson. This is delivered by the class teacher or another qualified teacher.

 

Impact

Through the high quality first teaching of French taking place we will see the impact of the subject in the following ways:

  • Children will be able to communicate with each other in French.
  • Children will become aware that a language has a structure, and that the structure differs from one language to another.
  • Children will develop their language through development of the four key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  • Children will enrich their language learning by developing an understanding of the French culture.
  • Children will learn how language skills can be applied to a range of languages.

Children will transfer to KS3 effectively and successfully and will be well prepared to continue and develop their language skills.