Implementation of MFL
French is taught from years 3-6 for a 40 minute lesson once a week using the scheme of work provided by Language Angels which ensures that the children work on all four areas of the languages curriculum: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. The scheme is progressive not only across the topic but also across the year groups. In order to assess the children's understanding of each unit, the last lesson is an assessment in which the children apply their newly developed skills. We link French teaching to themes taught across the curriculum , for example, the Romans and World War Two. This allows them to explore the French language within an area of learning that they are familiar with and interested in.
As part of our enrichment programme we celebrate the European Day of Languages in September, where children across the school explore the theme of language, not just French, but other languages spoken across Europe, and also by those languages spoken by our children in school.