Modern Foreign Language (MFL)
French curriculum aims/intends to:
- Enable pupils to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills in all 3 pillars of language learning (phonics, grammar and vocabulary) and be able to choose and apply these in spoken and written situations.
- Teach phonics, grammar and vocabulary systematically, offering clear progression and regular opportunities to revisit previous learning across word, sentence and text level.
- Promote a positive and inquisitive attitude towards learning and lay the foundations for learning further languages.
- Ensure equal access to learning for all pupils, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support, including a personalised curriculum for native French speakers.
- Pupils to feel confident to make links between the knowledge they already have in their first (or additional) language and the knowledge they are acquiring and to be able to use these skills to develop their understanding.
- Provide a rich experience of traditions and culture from France and French speaking countries to equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life as global citizens.
- Support and promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils and to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
French is taught across KS2 on a weekly basis and as a school, we broadly follow the 'Cave Languages scheme of work' to ensure progression. Specific resources such as stories or songs and games are altered to suit the interests and needs of specific groups of learners.