Modern Foreign Languages  

The Lime MFL Curriculum is school specific.  As a Trust, we recognise the importance of learning a foreign language and how it provides an opening to other cultures. From Year 3 onwards, as a School, pupils study French/Spanish.  Kapow is used to deliver MFL lessons of the highest quality, providing step by step instructional videos to support the delivery and enhance the skills of the learners.  Pupils are introduced to new vocabulary and expressions through a series of fun games, songs and stories.  Within the Trust, MFL is taught practically, engaging pupils via skills-based learning.  The teaching of MFL 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.  Language teaching provides the foundation for learning further languages.  As a school, we have a high number of pupils who are bi-lingual, giving them a positive platform for learning further languages, therefore equipping them to study and work in other countries. 

The MFL scheme of work is designed with six strands that run throughout. These are: 

  • Speaking and pronunciation
  • Listening
  • Reading and writing
  • Grammar
  • Intercultural understanding
  • Language detective skills

 

The expected impact of following the MFL scheme of work is that children will: 

  • Be able to engage in purposeful dialogue in practical situations (e.g., ordering in a cafe, following directions) and express an opinion. 
  • Make increasingly accurate attempts to read unfamiliar words, phrases, and short texts. 
  • Speak and read aloud with confidence and accuracy in pronunciation. 
  • Demonstrate understanding of spoken language by listening and responding appropriately. 
  • Use a bilingual dictionary to support their language learning. 
  • Be able to identify word classes in a sentence and apply grammatical rules they have learnt. 
  • Have developed an awareness of cognates and near-cognates and be able to use them to tackle unfamiliar words in French/Spanish, English, and other languages. 
  • Be able to construct short texts on familiar topics. 
  • Meet the end of Key Stage 2 stage expectations outlined in the national curriculum for Languages 

The teaching provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and should lay the foundations for further foreign language teaching at key stage 3. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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