Sylvester Primary Academy MFL curriculum statement of intent
The study of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) enables children to develop the skills and confidence to consider themselves as ‘World Citizens’. Alongside their language skill development children will gain intercultural understanding. This means that children will develop their knowledge, tolerance, appreciation and acceptance of another culture by embracing curiosity and openness. Ou raim at Sylvester is for our pupils to have a love of languages and to become inquisitive about and respectful of the world around them. We seek to provide our students with a solid foundation for further foreign language study in KS3 and beyond.
Our chosen language of study is French. During EYFS and KS1, children are taught through songs, games and actions with a view to developing an enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning a language. In KS2, all four elements of speaking and listening, reading, writing and intercultural understanding are taught through a curriculum designed to encourage children’s confidence, creativity and problem solving skills. As the children learn a second language, they also gain a further understanding and development of their own ‘mother tongue’ language (through the exploration of grammar, language and word origins).
At Sylvester Primary Academy, all pupils follow the “Primary Languages Network” online scheme. This is fully compliant with all National Curriculum requirements for Modern Foreign Languages and systematically covers the key language learning skills of Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing and Grammar. Children also have opportunity to develop their intercultural understanding by learning about French traditions and songs.
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