Impact of MFL
The children from Year 3 to Year 6 are able to use their substantive knowledge to recall the French that they have learnt and use the vocabulary that they have mastered to construct sentences, which they can then say and listen to, as well as write. They are able to build on prior learning, noticing the links between previous knowledge that they have learnt and are able to use this in their current topic. This is differentiated according to the age group and age appropriate so there is a marked difference between what is taught in Year 3 to Year 6. There is a real buzz during French lessons, which the children thoroughly enjoy. It is wonderful to see their confidence shine through in their French lessons, no matter what their general academic ability and to see that the children have that self-belief and are confident enough to speak in another language as well as apply their learning to reading, writing and listening. It is also great to see their curiosity in the questions that they ask to extend their thinking.