Modern Foreign Languages
Our subject lead for MFL in North Frodingham year 3/4 Teacher
As we are federated with North Frodingham Primary School some subjects share a subject lead between both schools.
At Beeford CE (VC) Primary School we believe that Modern Foreign Languages teaching should stimulate children’s interest in
other cultures and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable children to express their ideas and
thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to speakers, both in speech and in writing.
We believe that learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It
helps them to develop communication skills including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how
language works. Learning a new language gives children a new perspective of the world, encouraging them to understand their
own cultures and those of others.
We believe that Modern Foreign Languages teaching should stimulate children’s interest in other cultures and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to speakers, both in speech and in writing.
In line with the national curriculum 2014, the curriculum 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.
French is the modern foreign language that we teach in our schools. The curriculum that we follow is based on the Key Stage 2 Framework for MFL and the National Curriculum 2014. We use ‘Ilanguages’ Mixed age scheme of work to support planning and teaching. The children in Years 5 and 6 have a French penpal that they communicate with during their time in KS2. The French language is regularly displayed in school and photographs are added to the school’s MFL portfolio. The children’s’ French work is evidenced in French folders. A progression of skills has been mapped for Year 3/4 and 5/6 and is used to ensure that children have opportunities to improve their work and progress further. Whole school French theme events take place annually. MFL work is commended in our regular Celebration Assemblies.