Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

 

From September 2014, language learning became a compulsory subject within the National Curriculum. All students in Years 3-6 receive one hour of French per week taught by a language specialist. The DfE Languages programme of study notes that ‘learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.’

Our teaching enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. Additionally, children are provided with the opportunity to communicate for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking about language and cultures. This provides a solid foundation for learning further languages as the children move into secondary school.  At Wateringbury, KS2 children are also offered the opportunity to learn Spanish in a popular lunchtime Spanish Club.

 

French Curriculum Overview 2016-17

Year

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Term 1

Term 2

Term 1

Term 2

Term 1

Term 2

3

All About Me

Games and Songs

Celebrations

The Body

Animals and Colours

Growing Things

4

Transport

Money

Traditional Story

Sports

Animals

Weather

5

Healthy Eating

Musical Instruments

Journey to School

Places in a town

Our Family

The Planets

6

School

The World Around Us

Then and Now

Out and About

Creating a Café

Tour de France