Modern Foreign Languages at St Johns
Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum Intent
At St Johns, our intention for the MFL curriculum is to:
- Develop the children’s knowledge of the French language in order for them to develop their confidence at communicating in French.
- Foster a curiosity and respect for the world’s cultures and deepen the children’s understanding of the world.
- Encourage children to explore and develop new ways of thinking when using new languages and make links with our own language to enhance their skills.
- Encourage a love of language learning, providing the foundations for further language learning and even study and work in other countries.
- We use a programme of study called Salut to develop the knowledge and skills.
- The units of work are set for each year group. Click the link below to see the long-term curriculum plan that shows the units for each year group.
- The plans come in the form of a CD Rom that has all the resources and activities for children to complete. A unit usually has 6 lessons.
- French is taught only from Year 3 to Year 6.
- There are 6 units of French taught each year.
- We assess pupil progress through ongoing activities including speaking, listening and writing. This is reported to parents at the end of the year as Expected or Not Expected.
- School trips can be used to reinforce work on specific areas of the MFL curriculum.
- Pupil work is evidenced in a work book that of all the units taught throughout a school year.
- Classroom displays can reflect the current unit of work or useful vocabulary can be displayed alongside other displays to support the translation from English to French.