“Every child should have the opportunity throughout Key Stage 2 to study a foreign language and develop their interest in the culture of other nations.”
This aspiration for MFL, underpinned by the national curriculum, fits in well with the school vision: “We are a respectful, caring community where we aspire to be ‘Learners’ that challenge and question the World around us. We build character through seeking opportunities that teach us the skills we need to think, learn and grow throughout life” and ensuring that all children are able to do this in a global society.
With this in mind, we have developed three main aims:
we have discovered that children are enthusiastic and ambitious and feel empowered when they are able to demonstrate their skills when given the freedom to question and explore.
we have identified that a solid grounding in sounds and spelling links enable pupils and staff to be more empowered, independent and active learners.
we have found that broadened cultural awareness results in more rounded individuals, encouraging our pupils to see things from different perspectives, discover links with British culture and show respect for diversity. In addition, our children benefit from experiential learning which appreciates and celebrates the culture of the places in which French is spoken.