The intention of the French curriculum at Charlbury Primary is that children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and engaging. We strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language. We aim to develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries, through our protected characteristics, British values and curriculum enrichment opportunities. Skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be embedded into the curriculum in order to enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.
Our MFL curriculum is designed to progressively develop children’s skills in languages. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. We follow the ‘La Jolie Ronde’ Scheme of work to ensure coverage and progression across school.
Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences.
displays are used to remind children of key vocabulary
practical activities, songs and games are used to help improve memory and recall.
In the classroom, whether possible instructions are given in French to expose children to the language as much as possible and in day to day contexts.
Visual prompts are used to support children in translating new vocabulary.
Word mats/ Knowledge organisers are available for children to have out on desks to support their learning and recap previous learning.
French is monitored by subject lead throughout all KS2 year groups using a variety of strategies such as book looks, lesson observations, staff discussions and pupil interviews. Feedback is given to teachers.