Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) is a wonderful subject that allows students to broaden their horizons and consider life outside the area they are growing up in.
At Brooke we believe that our pupils should become more aware of the wider world, a skill that is increasingly important in today’s society. We want our pupils to feel confident when meeting new people, using other languages and engaging with the wider world. Through applying speaking, listening, reading and writing skills pupils will gain a broad understanding of a foreign language which will be a foundation for them to build on throughout their education.
In years 3-6 French lessons take place once a week for 40 minutes. Lessons are fun, engaging and build on skills previously taught so they are appropriate for all learners.
At Brooke Primary Academy we use Salut to scaffold the teaching of French. Through interactive lessons, songs and games children enjoy learning new skills and develop their ability in all four key areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
You can find out more about the about how Salut is used in the classroom, please click on the link to watch a short video.
At the end of their time in Brooke Primary Academy we expect pupils to have achieved the following:
- to be able understand some written and spoken French and respond appropriately
- to be able to communicate using simple phrases and vocabulary
- to speak confidently in their lessons
- to develop an awareness of other countries and their cultures, including key similarities and differences to their own.
Finally, we want to foster a love of languages that will last our children a lifetime and lay the world at their feet.
Further information and resources
Bbc bitesize ks2 French https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z39d7ty
BBC education videos – virtually there, a resource for beginners learning French https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/french-ks2-virtually-there-france/zjby8xs