Intent: Our MFL curriculum is French and we believe that learning another language gives children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others. This feeds into our whole school vision which focuses on developing cultural capital throughout the school. Children will develop an interest in learning other languages and the teaching of French in KS2 provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language; laying the foundations for further foreign language teaching at KS3.

The learning of a foreign language provides valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. They acquire communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language development. Learning another language raises awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world that we live in. It also introduces an international dimension to pupils’ learning and gives them an insight into the culture of other people. The learning of a foreign language provides an excellent opportunity for cross-curricular links and the reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding in other subjects.

The skills developed in French will include:

· Understand and respond to spoken and written French 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, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation

 · Can write in French at varying length or different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt

· Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in French

We use Rigolo to deliver the French curriculum.

Structure of learning

Each Key Stage 2 class has at least 30 minutes a week allocated to French teaching. Staff in Key Stage 1 are not expected to teach Modern Foreign Languages. Whilst MFL isn’t a requirement for KS1 pupils, there are some skills that can be practised orally with the children:


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Using colouring pencils, shout out a colour, ask children to hold the colour:

Days of the week

Body parts

Head shoulders, knees and toes song:

Assessment: Teachers assess the children’s understanding, pronunciation and fluency of newly introduced French vocabulary as well as how children write at varying length in French, for different purposes and audiences. Formative assessments inform adaptions made to planning to ensure pupil’s attainment.

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Long Term Curriculum Plan FRENCH 20th Dec 2022 Download
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