Modern Foreign Languages
We want our pupils to:
- Respect themselves, respect others, respect all property, and respect their community and the World around them.
- Have a positive attitude that encourages self-belief and confidence
- Achieve high standards in all areas of the curriculum.
- Respond to challenges and seize new experiences whole–heartedly.
- Take an active lead in their own learning and development throughout their life.
- Develop the spirit of enquiry leading to life-long learning.
OUR VISION FOR THIS SUBJECT
A high-quality language education fosters pupils' curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. It will enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to speakers, both in speech and in writing.
MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES CURRICULUM INTENT
At Cheswick Green, we believe that learning a language is an important part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and it provides an opening to other cultures. Language teaching should be enjoyable and stimulating and provide the foundation for further languages, enabling children to study and work in other countries. Our current MFL taught is French and 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.
MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION
Throughout Key Stage 2, children have weekly French lessons, using the resources and units of work from Twinkl’s Planit French. The lessons are carefully sequenced to take into account prior learning and there are opportunities to revise language and grammar taught. In addition, this scheme provides pupils with an insight into the culture of French-speaking countries and communities. The resources provided as part of the scheme support teachers with accurate subject knowledge and accompanying audio materials.
Lessons are taught discretely by the class teacher.
MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES CURRICULUM IMPACT
Our MFL curriculum will ensure that 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.
We will see the impact of the subject in the following ways:
- Children will be able to communicate with each other in French.
- Children will develop their language through development of the four key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
- Children will develop an understanding of the French culture.
- Children will learn how language skills can be applied to a range of languages.
- Children will transfer to KS3 effectively and successfully and will be well prepared to continue and develop their language skills.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Where children have a physical disability or have SEND, we aim to provide resources and learning experiences that will support their learning in modern foreign languages. We do this by setting suitable learning challenges, responding to each child’s different needs and providing learning opportunities that enable all pupils to make progress.
Activities should be carefully planned by the class teacher and be differentiated where appropriate for children with SEN and equally the more able and Gifted and Talented children. All resources/materials have been reviewed with equal opportunities in mind, e.g. race, gender, ethnicity. Learning experiences in foreign languages will be available to every child, regardless of race, gender, class or ability. Pupils will be encouraged to value social and cultural diversity through language experiences. They will listen to, and participate in, a variety of experiences in a positive and constructive role.
Inclusion is about every child having educational needs, that every child is special and the School is meeting these diverse needs in order to ensure the active participation and progress of all children in their learning.
Inclusive practice in MFL should enable all children to achieve their best possible standard; whatever their ability, and irrespective of gender, ethnic, social or cultural background, home language or any other aspect that could affect their participation in, or progress in their learning.
We recognise that in all classes, children have a wide range of foreign language ability, and so we seek to provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child. We achieve this in a variety of ways:
- grouping children in mixed ability groups;
- providing resources of different complexity, depending on the ability of the child;
- using classroom assistants to support the work of individuals or groups of children.