MFL (Modern Foreign Language)
Salut! Comment ça va?
We introduce French to pupils from Year 3 to Year 6 with the aim of enabling pupils to understand and communicate basic ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing, with a focus on familiar and routine matters. Simple grammatical structures are taught alongside every day vocabulary on a variety of topics e.g.: greetings, describing yourself, family, numbers, colours, food, transport and the weather.
Pupils in Key Stage one may have the opportunity to learn greetings, numbers to 10 and some other words, phrases or songs, although it is not a National Curriculum requirement for children to be taught a foreign language before Key Stage 2.
The focus of study in modern languages is on practical communication.
Pupils are taught to:
• Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding;
• Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes;
• Ask and answer questions;
• Express opinions and respond to those of others;
• Seek clarification and help; develop accurate pronunciation;
• Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing;
• Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing.
There are various excellent French resources online. You might like to explore the following: