At Fordcombe, our intent is to foster in pupils, an enjoyment of language learning, a sense of achievement and the confidence to ‘have a go’. We aim to encourage children to find out more about the world and in doing so, explore their own cultural identities.
We want to enable children to express their ideas in French, understand its speakers and communicate for practical purposes.
Through the teaching and learning of some basic structures of language, we hope that pupils will explore and apply strategies to improve their own learning and lay a strong foundation for Modern Foreign Language learning in KS3.
Below we detail our implementation plans and the impact we deliver.
At Fordcombe, we teach French one hour a week in KS2, with some children in KS1 receiving language teaching through a voluntary lunchtime French club.
At Fordcombe, we aim for children to leave us as curious, confident learners with positive attitudes to other cultures, peoples and languages and a better appreciation of our own language and way of life.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
The MFL subject leader will continually monitor the impact MFL teaching is having on the children’s learning, through work scrutinies, to ensure the progress of knowledge and skills is being taught. They will also ensure the knowledge taught is retained by the children and continually revisited and that the learners are able to apply the skills they have been taught to a variety of different settings, showing independence with their learning. Impact will also be measured through key questioning skills built into lessons, child-led assessment such as success criteria grids and summative assessments aimed at targeting next steps in learning.