All pupils at Appleby Primary School have the right to a rich and deep learning experience, which includes learning the basics of an additional language. The study of Modern Foreign Languages prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world, in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English.
Language learning provides liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. Children are able to use language skills in the real world, and can begin to understand the patterns of a language and how these differ from or are similar to English.
Pupils use language to communicate information responsibly and creatively; learning how to use languages to enable access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures across our school and wider demographic. In addition, understanding a modern foreign language increases a child’s understanding of their own language, and the building blocks which form this. The process of learning a foreign language reinforces fluency and understanding of grammar, syntax, sentence structure and verbal precision. Increased capability in the use of languages can also promote initiative and independent learning and encourages diversity within society.
We teach a curriculum, based on the 'ILanguages' scheme of work, that enables our pupils to become effective users of language, and show an understanding and respect of different cultures in our local, national and global communities. Through the teaching of French at Appleby Primary School, we aim to:
French is taught throughout Key Stage 2 through daily use of everyday language and classroom instructions, through short songs, role plays and activities, and through lessons focusing on particular themes, grammar or vocabulary.
As part of the planning process, teachers are provided with the following:
Teachers then develop and incorporate:
Learning is revisited and applied through:
Our MFL curriculum is fun and enjoyed by learners, well-resourced and planned to demonstrate progression through Key Stage 2. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through:
Our MFL curriculum is planned in a way that generates interest and excitement about learning the French language which will support our children to shine as tolerant and unprejudiced adults in our diverse and vibrant world. Our MFL curriculum is planned in a way that promotes cultural understanding and cultural capital for all children. Children will be exposed to a wide range of experiences that will enhance their skills and provide them with knowledge. This will be delivered through the use of French themed days/evenings/events where our children can experience French music, food, dance and traditions, and through the use of links with other schools in French speaking countries and beyond.