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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.

MFL Implementation

  • 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.

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St John's Sandbach Primary School

Heath RoadSandbach, Cheshire, CW11 2LE

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