I am a global citizen who understands that there are other languages and cultures within the world. I appreciate that there are people who have their own traditions and customs that may be similar but often different to mine. Through stories, songs and role-play, I learn how people in another country communicate; learning about the country and the people who live there.
MFL- French Intent, Implementation and Impact
Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping children to study and work in other countries.
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
At St Petroc’s CofE Primary School:
Children have weekly lessons in French throughout Key Stage 2 once every other half-term, using the resources and units of work from Early Start Online, in addition to other resources. Learning is gradually embedded in Lower KS2 and further developed in Upper KS2 alongside Reading and Writing, gradually progressing onto more complex language concepts and greater learner autonomy.
It is intended that when children leave St Petroc’s CofE Primary, they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore, other countries, cultures and languages, accepting that, in a multi-lingual society it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language. They will be engaged and prepared to continue language learning at Secondary School.
In line with the National Curriculum for MFL, pupils at St Petroc’s C of E Primary school are taught to:
This is done through a weekly French lesson, taught either by the class teacher or HLTA.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
The MFL subject leader will continually monitor the impact MFL teaching is having on the children’s learning, through work scrutinies, to ensure the progress of knowledge and skills is being taught. They will also ensure the knowledge taught is retained by the children and continually revisited and that the learners are able to apply the skills they have been taught to a variety of different settings, showing independence with their learning. Impact will also be measured through key questioning skills built into lessons.