Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”
The road map below is to show the MFL curriculum as it progresses through Key Stage 2.
The curriculum provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundations for further foreign language teaching at key stage 3. It enables pupils to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing, focused on familiar and routine matters, using their knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary.
Through the teaching of MFL there will be a clear progression in the understanding of French through the KS2 (predominately in Buzzard Class). By following Lightbulb Languages, this will promote a consistent approach to modern foreign languages. Through the teaching of MFL, children will listen attentively to spoken language and show an understanding by joining in and responding through the use of echo and corral teaching. Across KS2, children will explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs, stories and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words. Children should be able to read a modern foreign language carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing. Children will be encouraged to engage in conversations which will include asking and responding to questions to express their opinion. Children will be taught to speak in sentences using correct pronunciation, familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures. Children will be taught to present ideas and information orally and in a grammatically correct written form from memory to a range of audiences to express ideas explicitly.