Developing Language and Culture…
It is our intent at St Barnabas Trust to provide all of our children with a high-quality education in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures. Our current MFL taught is French, however we strive to provide children with opportunities to experience a range of other languages. It is our intention to ensure that by the end of our children’s primary education, they have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written French, confidence to speak in French with others and know how important other languages can be in their future.
Our MFL curriculum is designed to develop not only our children’s language skills, but also their love of learning a language. It progressively develops language skills, through regularly taught lessons. This allows the children to acquire new language then use and apply it in a range of different scenarios and topics. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As their confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences. All children in KS2 will have regular language lessons with their class teacher.
Annually we will celebrate European Day of Languages in September and follow a theme for that day. We will celebrate other cultural festivals such as Mardi Gras and 14th Juliet ( Bastilles day).
Our MFL curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills set out by the National Curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures.
These are as follows:
Pupil voice is also used to further develop the MFL curriculum. This will be achieved by the use of MFL student ambassadors.
Below you will find a long term overview of Modern Foreign Languages learning from 2022 – 2023.
This year, 2021 – 2022, all year groups are focusing on the understanding of basics in French as follows:
Autumn 1: French Culture (Where France is, which other countries speak French and how festivals are celebrated)
Autumn 2: Greetings, Numbers to 30, Asking and Responding to Questions in French and Christmas in France
Spring 1: All About Me, including family members, Parts of the Body and Colours
Spring 2: French traditions during Easter, Days of the Week and Months of the Year, Recap and review
Summer 1: Animals, Where I live, Recap and Review
Summer 2: Holidays, Food, Recap and Review
Numbers 1- 10 Classroom instructions
|Days Months Seasons||Holidays French Geography
Asking simple questions
|Year 4||Revision of year 3
Numbers to 20
|Asking simple questions Verbs||All about me
Description of self
|Holidays Leisure activities What I like to do on holiday|
|Year 5||Revision French culture / people||Food and drink
|Asking directions French High street||Local area
|Holidays Paris At a French restaurant|
French famous people
|All about me
|School subjects Write simple sentences||Likes and dislikes
|Where I live||Sports events