At Crumpsall Lane our MFL curriculum is designed to celebrate the children’s home languages and develop their overall language skills. We encourage and promote a love of languages by taking part in a range of exciting activities, such as sharing story books, dictionary work, songs, games and special events. Our curriculum develops children’s core language skills which include listening, speaking, phonics, reading and writing in French. We have chosen French due to its links with English and to support our main feeder high schools, which teach French in Y7. Through learning a foreign language, children are introduced to a new perception of the world, encouraging them to understand their own culture and that of others and to celebrate similarities and differences.
We teach French over a period of 4 years, from year 3 to year 6, with weekly 30-40 minute lessons. This allows for regular planned revisits of language acquired and progression over time. We aim for pupils to arrive at high school with confidence in their language skills. We follow a scheme of work which we adapt as required. Learning Objectives have a repeated theme connecting prior learning with new learning, so that children are able to make links between the vocabulary and grammar they learn in order to build on their language skills. Our units of study include all 12 points of the National Curriculum Programme of Study and we incorporate a number of opportunities for cultural exploration, not only linked to the French that we learn, but also linked to other languages for example on European Day of Languages in September. Our school community speaks over 30 different languages, which we particularly celebrate as part of International Mother Language Day in February.
Through our language teaching, we foster our pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world, their French knowledge and skills and their overall love of languages.
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