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Covingham Park Primary School

MFL - French

We believe, that for our pupils, learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. We aim to provide a high-quality languages education that fosters pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. The teaching enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing.

Our Key Stage 2 children have weekly French lessons using the Language Angels scheme of work and resources to ensure we offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes - the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond key stage 2.

All content is continuously updated and reviewed annually, creating a dynamic programme of study that ensures that the foreign language knowledge of our pupils progresses within each academic year and is extended year upon year throughout the primary phase in order to always be relevant and in line with meeting or exceeding national DfE requirements. 

The four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing are taught and all necessary grammar is covered in an age-appropriate way across the primary phase. This enables pupils to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning and also helping the children improve overall attainment in other subject areas

The intent is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating. Learning a second language will also offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences. The intention is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners.