We believe that learning a language is important as an educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils, who can develop communication and literacy skills, and explore differences and similarities between a foreign language and English.
They can learn about the multicultural world around us and have the opportunity to develop their interest in the culture of other nations. MFL is a national curriculum subject which has the potential for valuing diversity and challenging racism.
Aims and objectives
Children are taught how to:
We use a variety of styles and methods when teaching French. Games,
songs, stories, kinaesthetic activities, flashcards and interactive whiteboard tasks are widely used, as are audio materials. Pupils are encouraged to take an active role in their language lessons, and the learning environment is made safe and friendly. Target language is used by the teacher when appropriate and its use is increased in the later years.
All Key Stage 2 children use the European Junior Language Portfolio as a self- assessment tool, and their progress is assessed informally during lessons by the teacher. Progress is also assessed and recorded using a series of ‘I can’ statements from the Languages Ladder periodically during each term.