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French At St'Anne's

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Intent/What we aim to do through our MFL Curriculum

At St. Anne's, the intention of our MFL curriculum is to develop an interest in and thirst for learning other 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.

Adaptations are made to MFL lessons to ensure that all children are able to access the curriculum and are not disadvantaged by Special Educational Needs or Disability.

 

Implementation/How we teach MFL

Our MFL curriculum has been designed to progressively develop skills in French, ensuring children acquire a bank of vocabulary organized around topics. We ensure development is progressive as they build on previous knowledge from units already studied.

All children in KS2 are taught French in a weekly discreet lesson. This is delivered by Mrs Liarakou.

We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in our French lessons. We believe in whole class teaching methods and we combine these with. French lessons are structured into 5 main sections; an introduction and recap of vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading and writing. The teaching provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundations for further foreign language teaching at key stage 3. We plan our lessons using the Rachel Hawkes scheme of work. The scheme provides lesson plans and resources for teachers to use in their lessons. Pupils in Year 3 begin their journey by learning the phonics, beginning with the vowels first. Pupils then move on to learning verbs and key vocabulary. Each lesson begins with a recap of taught vocabulary  to allow pupils the time to achieve depth in their learning. Regular recall of such facts helps children commit them to their long-term memory, ensuring they will retain the ‘sticky knowledge’ for the end of Key Stage 2. We also use French texts, poems and songs to bring learning to life. We have a large number of French dictionaries available so that pupils can be independent in extending their French vocabulary.

KS1 children are introduced to MFL through exploring other languages informally when studying another country or different cultures.

Progression of skills

Scheme of work

Knowledge organisers

Spring1 and 2

Autumn Term 1 and 2

Impact/Children's Learning

Autumn

Year 5/ Quelle heure est-il?

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Year 3

Learning French vowels

Singing the vowels song. Having fun and learning at the same time! a-e-i-o-u Les voyelles!

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Websites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z39d7ty

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2french.html

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