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INTENT:

 

Intent statement:

At St Michael’s, we aim for the children to be successful language learners, being motivated and excited to learn about different languages and cultures in the world around them. We want to foster a passion for languages enabling the children to see themselves as linguists, giving them a new perspective on the world, broadening their horizons and understanding that languages open doors and offer opportunities for the future.

We aim for high quality language teaching to stimulate and encourage enjoyment and curiosity, helping the children to understand that languages enrich us, open lines of communication and support us to appreciate diversity.

Learning French across Years 3 – 5 and Spanish in Year 6 broadens childrens’ experiences of languages, enabling them to make links in their learning, understanding that language skills are transferable. In teaching two languages at St. Michael’s, the foundations are laid for future language learning and the children are able to make an informed decision about which language(s) they would like to continue to develop (or begin) at Secondary school.

 

IMPLEMENTATION:

 

The MFL curriculum intends to develop children’s knowledge and skills in 4 key areas, throughout Key Stage Two.  

 

Listening - To listen to and explore sounds, responding to words and phrases and understand key points of speech or text. Pupils will enjoy games, songs and stories, listening to learn so that they can problem solve, work out meanings and use what they already know to make connections in a second language.

Speaking – To develop the pupils’ ability to express themselves confidently and with respect. Pupils will respond with words and phrases, ask questions, give detail and use correct pronunciation and intonation.

Reading – Pupils read and understand words and phrases in texts. They are able to match sound to print and understand key features and patterns of basic syntax and grammar, supporting the English curriculum.

Writing- To copy, label and write a growing number of words, substituting grammar to personalise sentences from models and increase independence when writing.

 

  • The curriculum map sets out learning linked to key questions and topics for each year group in KS2.
  • Teachers use subject leader knowledge organisers to ensure coverage and progression of skills within the MFL curriculum.
  • Key Stage Two pupils are taught in weekly, discrete whole-class sessions and are taught together, working on the same subject content at the same time.
  • Children learn through an interactive lesson model which includes a range of stories, games and songs so that the strands of the national curriculum can be delivered.
  • The MFL curriculum, where appropriate, makes links with the skills taught in English grammar.
  • Writing is increasingly evident in Years 5 and 6 as knowledge and independence in MFL grow.  

 

IMPACT:

  • Learners’ are aware of different languages and cultures in the world around them.
  • Learners demonstrate themselves to be respectful communicators, willing to engage with people who speak a different language.
  • Learners use English skills already embedded and apply them to MFL.

 

Subject Knowledge Organisers

School Motto

‘Enriching Lives Every Day’

Mission Statement

For in Him you have been enriched in every way, with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge. – 1 Corinthians 1-5 is the basis of our Christian Values of: Excellence; Nurture; Respect; Integrity; Compassion; Hope (ENRICH)

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