At St Michael’s C of E Primary Academy, 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 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.
- 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.