Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
|Intent||We firmly believe that learning a foreign language will foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world and can provide a valuable insight to the cultures and societies where French is a predominant language. Language is at the heart of all learning. It is how information is received and communicated from the earliest stages of our development. Therefore, learning a language helps develop the understanding of the many purposes for which language is used. It provides many practical scenarios for verbal and written communication.|
French is taught using the Language Angels scheme of work where they focus on developing the skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening and learning the beginnings of French grammar. Children also learn about France as a country with its own culture and history.
Middle Barton pupils develop a solid foundation of basic French through song, games and repetition to aid in the transference of the vocabulary to their long-term memory.
|Impact||Children leave Middle Barton with the basic language skills, knowledge and motivation to continue their learning in higher education. They are able to apply their knowledge to aid in translating basic French as well as expressing their own thoughts, beliefs and ideas.|