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What does MFL at Frogwell offer our children?

We intend to offer a relevant, broad, vibrant foreign language curriculum (French) that will inspire and excite our pupils. We are using the Language Angels scheme of work to support high quality lessons. These lessons encourage high pupil expectations and standards and are delivered through a wide variety of topics and themes allowing pupils in Key Stage 2 to achieve their full potential.

We also aim for pupils to develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages and by learning a second language will offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and cultural differences with their own. Our ultimate aim is for pupils to feel willing and able to continue studying beyond key stage 2.

What are the main aims of our MFL curriculum?

Our intent is that all content will be continuously updated and reviewed annually, creating a dynamic programme of study that reflects the events of recent years and will be clearly outlined in both long-term and short-term planning. This will ensure that foreign language knowledge progresses within each academic year and is extended throughout years 3 to 6 and in line with national DfE requirements.

The four key language learning skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught and all necessary grammar will be covered in an age-appropriate way across years 3 to 6. We intend that pupils will use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts that will help pupils develop a solid foundation for future learning. Furthermore, we intend to develop a bank of resources that pupils can use to support their developing spoken and written skills.

How is the teaching of MFL organised?

Within Key Stage 2, children will receive weekly French lessons based on a wide variety of themes that are age-appropriate. Each theme will last a term and will encourage pupils to develop the four key skills outlined above. 

There are three main levels of learning, with Year 3 beginning on units in the Early Level and it is our intention that pupils will be working within the Progressive Level by the end of Year 6.

Each year group will also develop cultural awareness through a session based on a variety of French cultural topics ranging from ‘Le Carnaval de Nice’ in Year 3 to ‘Le Bleuet de France’ in Year 6. Other lessons supporting and developing French phonic awareness are also taught throughout Key Stage 2 allowing pupils to become more accurate with word pronunciation when reading; and spelling when writing.