Modern Foreign Languages

Why is MFL important?

Modern Foreign Languages is crucial to providing children with a curiosity and understanding of the wider world. Learning a language enhances their communication skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, while also gaining an education of their own and other’s cultures. Our languages curriculum provides fun and engaging lessons that develop positive attitudes towards language learning in the future.

When is MFL taught?

MFL is taught by a specialist education supplier ‘Junior Jam’ who deliver French lessons in Key Stage 1 and 2. The Yearly Overviews below show the objectives covered for each age group alongside the curriculum links and skills covered during each unit.

Languages curriculum links and overview for Years 1 and 2

Languages curriculum links and overview for Years 3 and 4

Languages curriculum links and overview for Years 5 and 6

 

How is MFL taught?

Languages is taught through a combination of oral and written practice. The children are encouraged to engage in conversations with their teacher and their peers, speaking in full sentences and using familiar vocabulary.

 

What do we learn about in MFL?

In KS1 and lower KS2, we learn about: greetings and numbers, colours and animals, days of the week/month, food and drink, family stories and cultural diversity.

In upper KS2, we learn about: numbers, parts of the body, new foods and drink, links and dislikes, weather and transport and clothing and shops.

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