The learning of a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for all pupils. It prepares our pupils for a rapidly changing world in which work and activities increasingly involve using languages other than English. By learning a foreign language our pupils will develop an awareness of cultural differences and develop a tolerance of diversity within society.
Across our partnership we teach the children French, although we use the wider curriculum to teach them about the vast range of languages and fascinating cultures from around the world.
French teaching begins in our Early Years classes when children’s understanding of the world is being nurtured and broadened. This foundation is then subtly developed through Key Stage 1 in preparation for our timetabled lessons in Key Stage 2.
Through our French teaching and learning we aim to-
• Develop speaking and listening skills as well as writing and reading in French. By the end of Key Stage 2 our aim is to ensure all pupils can understand and respond to spoken and written French. That they can speak French with increased confidence, fluency and spontaneity. That all children are able to actively participate in discussions in French by asking and responding to questions as we all continually improve the accuracy of our intonation and pronunciation in French.
• Prepare children for specialist teaching in their secondary school by instilling a curiosity and deep understanding of the value of speaking another language alongside the skills and confidence to continue to progress in their chosen language in Key Stage 3.