Modern Foreign Language (MFL)
Our French Lead is Mrs Rogan.
At Sunny Bank Primary School, our MFL curriculum is designed to progressively develop children’s skills in the French Language. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics; all of these approaches help to equip our children with the skills to be confident global citizens. In line with the National Curriculum, French is taught from Key Stage Two. Pupils demonstrate their understanding of the French language through verbal responses and therefore, pupils’ responses and teacher scribing is evidence in a class floor book.
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. We strive to create a respectful and inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and all cultures. 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 with the skills to succeed and have confidence in their language ability.
The 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.
Please see below for our Long Term Plan. From time to time, this plan may change as teachers adapt the learning to suit the needs of the children.