The intention of the French curriculum at Woodseaves is that children develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We encourage children’s confidence and strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language. We hope to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing necessary to enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts. In doing so, we hope to lay the foundations for future language learning.
Our MFL curriculum is designed to progressively develop children skills in languages, through regular taught lessons. We follow units developed across our Multi Academy Trust to ensure that there is a progression of key language skills acquired..
At Woodseaves, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout Key Stage Two. MFL is taught in discrete lessons covering at least one unit per half term. In MFL, skills in speaking, reading and writing another language are developed through a multi-sensory approach such as rhymes, songs, stories and repetition. In Upper Key Stage Two, children begin to develop their understanding of grammar in another language.
In the classroom where possible, some instructions are given in French to expose children to the language as much as possible and in day to day contexts.
At Woodseaves, teachers assess French throughout lessons using ‘assessment through learning’ and moderating their work. This helps teachers plan for future lessons. Evidence is kept in children’s books as well as through recordings and photographs. Children’s attainment based on the National Curriculum and our school progression documents is assessed on a termly basis.