Modern Foreign languages
“To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.” Chinese proverb.
“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.” Flora Lewis
The intent of the MFL Curriculum at Luckwell is that our students will gain:
- Communication skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing to express their ideas and thoughts in another language.
- Knowledge in how languages work to lay the foundations for successful language learning in future.
- A new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand and respect their own cultures and those of others and become confident individuals.
- Class teachers teach French in KS2 in weekly lessons.
- Our school follows the Linguascope scheme of work in KS2, which is adapted to meet the needs of our own children. The School started implementing this scheme of work in September2019 and by 2021 -2022 the pupils will be following the full programme which build upon the teaching from the previous year. As we acknowledge children’s different learning styles, our children learn through creative ways to extend, embed and combine language skills.
- In KS1, children are introduced to the language through simple greetings during registration and vocabulary of some items around their classroom. The children in reception get to experience French through some of their role play equipment which incorporates items from France.
- As a whole school, other languages are celebrated during other times of the year. The children get an opportunity to learn some basic greetings and numbers from other countries.
Our MFL curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills, as set out by the national curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures. The impact of teaching is regularly monitored through scrutiny of pupil’s work and conferencing as well as by whole school progress tasks at the end of the year.