Modern foreign languages
Modern Foreign Languages curriculum statement – intent, implementation, impact
Our intent is to develop children’s interest in learning languages, through introducing the French language and celebrating the languages of our school community. We aim to plan and deliver a curriculum that embeds the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, enabling children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts. From this learning, we wish to increase children’s understanding of different languages and cultures associated with languages. French is also the Yr 7 language of the secondary schools our pupils attend, so we aim to give them an understanding of French to prepare them for Yr7.
The Modern Foreign Languages National Curriculum is planned for coverage within the Key Stage 2 school curriculum. Following ‘La Jolie Ronde’ scheme of work, we have ensured coverage and progression of skills from Year 3 to Year 6. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary that is organised around topics. French lessons are taught in 30 minute blocks each week, building children’s skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing and knowledge of the language.
Children’s home languages are shared at the start of daily assembly, with one language chosen for each week. Children who speak that language greet the assembly and the rest of school repeat the greeting. The staff member leading the assembly then identifies with the children where in the world the language is spoken, on the world map in the hall.
Languages day (summer term) enables the whole school to be immersed in a range of languages, learning about different cultures and traditions, including British sign language.
Our Modern Foreign Languages curriculum enable children to develop their knowledge of the French language through speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
Languages are celebrated and valued in the school community through assemblies and Language Day.
Children have the opportunity to perform poetry in another language, building oracy skills.
Children will gain an appreciation of different cultures and understanding of where different languages are spoken in the world.