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St Faith's CE School

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Modern Foreign Languages (French)

 

At St Faith’s we understand that learning another language isn’t just beneficial for the individual but also the wider community. It encourages cross- cultural understanding, as well as helping the individual to boost their problem solving, memory, critical thinking and listening skills. We believe that a high-quality language education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world and their place within it. We teach French as our Modern Foreign Language in KS2.

 

The St Faith’s curriculum for MFL aims to ensure that all pupils will:

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • Are able to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and that they are 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, translating, speaking and listening in French

 

Curriculum Implementation: 

 

At St Faith’s we follow the MFL scheme of work from ‘Language Angels’ that covers the aims of the Language programme of study as stated in the National Curriculum 2014.

 

Our MFL curriculum is taught:

  • Through children following a ‘step- by- step approach’ based on the three ‘pillars’ of language learning (phonics, grammar and vocabulary)
  • Through carefully sequenced lessons that demonstrate progression, building upon prior knowledge and enabling children to apply new learning
  • Engaging lessons, where children enjoy participating and exploring language through a variety of activities
  • Through repeated opportunities to practice the phonetics and pronunciation of the French
  • Through many opportunities for children to converse in French and practise their skills
  • Through the explicit teaching French grammar, allowing children to develop an understanding so they can build sentences in French