Languages

  • Mr Skirving

    Mr Skirving is the languages subject leader.

Intent

At Shilbottle Primary, the intention of our MFL curriculum is to develop an interest in and thirst for learning other languages. We aim to introduce the learning of the French language and the understanding of its culture in enjoyable and stimulating ways. We hope to embed the essential skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. We aim to build the children’s ‘culture capital’ so that they are aware of similarities and differences between cultures. In short, we hope to lay the foundations for future language learning.

 

Implementation

Our MFL curriculum has been designed to progressively develop skills in French. We are currently using lightbulb languages and TWINKL to deliver our French lessons. These ensure children acquire a bank of vocabulary organized around topics. They ensure development is progressive as they build on previous knowledge from units already studied.

All children in KS2 are taught French in a weekly discreet lesson. This is delivered by the class teacher or another qualified teacher during PPA.  We also receive support and advice from our comprehensive school`s MFL department alongside bilingual parents from within our community. 

KS1 children are introduced to MFL through exploring other languages informally when studying another country.

 

We are also focusing on French outside the classroom. Songs will be learnt in French during whole school assemblies and signs around the school will also be displayed to make language learning more meaningful and give it a purpose.  

 

Impact

Teachers assess French throughout lessons using ‘assessment through learning’. This helps teachers plan for future lessons.