Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
At Ninfield CE Primary School, we teach French as a modern foreign language in KS2. We intend to enable all children to make substantial progress in one language, while developing positive attitudes towards other languages and cultures. We aim for our lessons to develop pupils' knowledge of the French language, while encouraging curiosity and deepening their understanding of the world. Our teaching of regular, stimulating lessons aims to build confidence and promote the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It is our intention to ensure that by the end of our pupil’s primary education, they will have acquired an appropriate balance of both written and spoken language which will form the foundations of further foreign language studies in KS3.
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
Listen to the spoken language and show understanding through joining in and responding.
Explore and learn the patterns and sounds of the language, and use these to develop understanding, spelling and pronunciation.
Understand and respond to spoken and written language by developing a knowledge of vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.
Children in KS2 have weekly lessons where they focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing. The school follow the ‘Language Angels’ scheme to ensure the teaching and learning follows a complete set of resources, designed by foreign language teaching specialists and linguists. The scheme ensures all aspects of phonics, vocabulary and grammar are taught appropriately and effectively. It is split into three progressive phases which are taught across KS2 – click on the link below to view our curriculum map:
We measure the impact of our curriculum through:
- Language Angel’s ‘end of unit assessments’
- Summative assessment and feedback during lessons
- Triangulation of teaching, book scrutiny and data analysis
- Pupil Voice