Developing Language and Culture…

Intent

It is our intent at St Barnabas Trust to provide all of our children with a high-quality education in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures. Our current MFL taught is French, however we strive to provide children with opportunities to experience a range of other languages. It is our intention to ensure that by the end of our children’s primary education, they have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written French, confidence to speak in French with others and know how important other languages can be in their future.

 

Implementation

Our MFL curriculum is designed to develop not only our children’s language skills, but also their love of learning a language. It progressively develops language skills, through regularly taught lessons. This allows the children to acquire new language then use and apply it in a range of different scenarios and topics. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As their confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences. All children in KS2 will have regular language lessons with their class teacher.

Annually we will celebrate European Day of Languages in September and follow a theme for that day. We will celebrate other cultural festivals such as Mardi Gras and 14th Juliet ( Bastilles day).

Impact

Our MFL curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills set out by the National Curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures.

These are as follows:

  • 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

Pupil voice is also used to further develop the MFL curriculum. This will be achieved by the use of MFL student ambassadors.

Termly Overview - Key Stage 2 Languages

A1A2S1S2S1S2
Year 3
Greetings

Numbers 1- 10 Classroom instructions
Classroom instructions

NOEL Christmas
Food

colours
Food

French cafe

EASTER Paques
Days Months SeasonsHolidays French Geography

Asking simple questions
Year 4Revision of year 3

Numbers to 20
Family

NOEL Christmas
Asking simple questions VerbsAll about me

Description of self

EASTER Paques
Pets
Animals

French animals
Holidays Leisure activities What I like to do on holiday
Year 5Revision French culture / people
Food and drink

French markets
NOEL Christmas
Asking directions French High streetLocal area

EASTER Paques
French cooking

Food
Holidays Paris At a French restaurant
Year 6
Revision

French famous people

All about me

Introduce
NOEL Christmas
School subjects Write simple sentencesLikes and dislikes

EASTER Paques
Where I liveSports events

Celebrations