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Sandown School

Modern Foreign Languages

French

Intent:

At Sandown Primary we are committed to providing children with opportunities to engage fully in modern foreign languages (MFL). Our MFL curriculum enables children to develop an interest in learning another language in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. Through the teaching of languages at Sandown Primary, we aim to:

  • Ensure every child throughout Key Stage 2 has the opportunity to: 
  • Study French as a foreign language
  • Embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.
  • Develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages and in the culture of other nations and communities.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness and respect of self, others and cultural differences
  • Build confidence, resilience and collaboration of our pupils

Implementation:

Pupils in KS2 have access to a high-quality foreign languages curriculum using the ‘Language Angels’ scheme of work and resources. This will progressively develop pupil skills in a foreign language through regularly taught and well-planned weekly lessons. Pupils will build on previous knowledge gradually as their foreign language lessons continue to recycle, revise and consolidate previously learnt language whilst building on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Each teaching unit is divided into 6 fully planned lessons. Every unit will include a grammar concept which will increase in complexity as pupils move from Early Language units, through Intermediate units and into Progressive units.

To further promote and encourage language learning across the school, two language ambassadors are chosen from each KS2 class, supported by the subject lead.

Once a year all children participate in a language day. Activities include lessons taught by native speakers from the school community and older children from a local secondary school. During the day, all subjects are themed around the language and culture celebrated.

Use our School log in details to access fun French games by following the link above. 

Language Angels Unit Overview

 

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Term 1

J’apprends Le Francais

(I’m learning French) and Les Salutations (salutations)

Je Me Presente

(Presenting Myself)

Review (presenting myself)

Au Café

(At The Café)

Quelle Est La Date Ajourd’hui?

(What is The Date?)

Term 2

Couleurs et Les Nombres

(colours and numbers) and Les Fruits

En Famille

(The Family)

Quel Temps Fait-Il?

(The Weather)

A L’Ecole

(At School)

 

Term 3

Les Animaux

(Animals)

Les Romains

(The Romans)

Les Vetements

(Clothes)

Le Week-end

(The Weekend)

Term 4

L’ancienne Histoire de la Grande Bretagne

(Ancient Britain)

En Classe

The Classroom

Manger Et Bouger

Healthy Lifestyles

Term 5

Petite Chaperon Rouge

(Little Red Riding Hood)

As-tu an Animal?

(Do you have a Pet?)

Review units

Final presentations and report, review vocabulary and grammar

Term 6

Je Peux…

‘I can’

Boucle d’Or Et Les Trois Ours

(Goldilocks & The Three Bears)

Chez Moi

(My home)

 

Early

Intermediate

Progressive

Creative Curriculum/History                                                              

Impact:

Pupil learning and progression are monitored in three terms during the school year using the End of Unit Skills Assessments provided in the Language Angels Tracking. At the end of the year, teachers assess each child’s overall attainment in the four language skill areas. In both KS1 and KS2 Teachers and pupils are encouraged to use French in daily routines, for example, through answering the register. We measure the impact of our curriculum through pupil discussions about their learning through the use of pupil voice

By the time children leave our school they will:

  • Develop their language through development of the four key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Enrich their language learning by developing an understanding of French culture
  • Begin to learn how language skills can be applied to a range of languages
  • Develop global citizenship and encourage them to become active, responsible and caring members of the wider community

 

 Progression in MFL    MFL Knowledge 

Language Ambassadors

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