MFL

At Studlands Rise, we provide our pupils with a high quality French curriculum in order to foster their curiosity of different cultures around the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers both in speech and in writing. Our curriculum leaves our pupils with a firm foundation for further study in languages at middle and upper school.

 

Intent

At Studlands Rise, the intention of our MFL curriculum is to develop an interest in and thirst for learning foreign languages. We aim to introduce the learning of the French language and the understanding of its culture in enjoyable and stimulating ways. We hope to embed the essential skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. We aim to build the children’s ‘culture capital’ so that they are aware of similarities and differences between cultures. In short, we hope to lay the foundations for future language learning.

 

Implementation

Learning is sequenced so that prior learning is considered and opportunities for revision of language and grammar are built in. We use the Early Start scheme of work to ensure high quality resources are available and that learning is sequentially planned.

Our lessons and resources help children to build on prior knowledge alongside the introduction of new skills.  Lessons provide structure and context as well as offering an insight into the culture of French-speaking countries and communities. The introduction and revision of key vocabulary and grammatical structures is built into each lesson. This vocabulary is then included in display materials and additional resources so that children have opportunities to repeat and revise their learning.

 

At Studlands Rise we are Linguists

 

We have…….

  • The confidence to speak with good intonation and pronunciation.

 

  • Developing fluency in reading.

 

  • Developing fluency in writing.

 

  • An awareness of the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.

 

  • A passion for languages and a commitment to the subject.

 

  • The ability to use language creatively and spontaneously.

 

An independence in their studies and the ability to draw upon a wide range of resources

 

 
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