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Ely College

Gallions Primary School

Modern Foreign Languages

High-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. Teaching of MFL will focus on learning French and will be linked to the TDA French at KS2 programme of study. Within this programme, teachers will be able to progressively develop children's language learning skills and reinforce their literacy, supported by a wide range of resources from the Golden Daffodils/Catherine Cheater study aids (including images, videos and music). Assessment of MFL will be carried out in line with the assessments in the line with foundation subject assessments.

Across KS2, teaching in MFL will focus on developing pupil skills in the following areas:

  • listening  attentively to spoken language and showing understanding by joining in and responding
  • exploring  the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and linking the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engaging  in conversations; asking and answering questions; expressing opinions and responding to those of others; seeking clarification and help*
  • speaking in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • developing accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*
  • presenting ideas and information orally to a range of audiences*
  • reading carefully and showing understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • appreciating  stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • broadening their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • writing phrases from memory, and adapting these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • describing people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing
  • understanding basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied

Gallions Primary School
E6 6WG

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