The aim of the Modern Foreign Languages curriculum at Woodcroft Primary School is to enable children to communicate in French. They will understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources, speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions. Pupils will continually improve the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation and will learn to write at varying length, for different purposes.
Children learn to deepen and extend their knowledge of cultures in the wider world, through learning French in Key Stage 2. This curriculum aims to give children the aspiration to broaden their experience and encourage them to learn other languages in their future education.
We teach a curriculum that enables our pupils to become effective users of language, and show an understanding and respect for different cultures in our local, national and global communities.
Through the teaching of MFL at Woodcroft Primary School, we aim to:
- Ensure every child has the opportunity, throughout KS2, to study French.
- Ensure pupils have access to high quality teaching and learning opportunities.
- Ensure pupils have exposure to simple commands including day-to-day French, including days, months, numbers and classroom instructions.
- Ensure pupils develop and have an increased wider cultural understanding through our enriched and varied curriculum.
- Provide language informed by the National Curriculum and the skills expressed in this: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing and Cultural Understanding.
Through using the KAPOW scheme of work, teachers follow well-sequenced lessons which build on prior learning. Within lessons, activities can consist of actions, rhymes, stories, song, drama, grammar focus, video clips, drawing and many more creative ways to extend, embed and combine language skills. Teachers use French in daily routines, for example, through answering the register and greeting people around the school.
Our MFL curriculum is fun, engaging and enjoyed by pupils. It is well-resourced and planned to demonstrate progression. We measure the impact of our curriculum through:
- Pupil discussion about their learning;
- Children applying their cultural understanding and tolerance across society and cultures;
- Monitoring and reflection against subject-specific skills.