MFL - French

MFL - French at Liscard Primary School

At Liscard Primary, there is a belief that the acquisition of a language is part of a broader curriculum involving language and culture.

We believe that the skills, knowledge and understanding gained through learning a new language makes a major contribution to the development of children’s oracy and literacy and to their understanding of their own culture/s and those of others.

Language also lies at the heart of ideas about individual identity and community, and learning another language can do a great deal to shape children’s ideas in this area as well as giving them a new perspective on their own language. Language teaching at Liscard Primary School intends to provide opportunities for the children to:

  Foster an interest in learning other languages.

  •  Engage in activities which are both fun and informative.
  • Understand that language has a structure, and that the structure differs from one language to another.
  • Develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries.
  • Develop their speaking and listening skills.

Liscard Primary School provides French language learning in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Each class has weekly MFL lessons, which is taught on a weekly basis.

A variety of language teaching methods are used to match groups and individuals with different learning styles, these include games, role-play, use of a range of media, stories and songs. The lessons are made as entertaining and enjoyable as possible, as we realise that this approach serves to develop a positive attitude in the children to the learning of modern foreign languages.

At Liscard Primary School, there is a clear progression of skills and understanding that builds through Key Stage 2 based on the National Curriculum Programme of Study.

We follow a carefully planned scheme of work to ensure coverage and progression across the school. By the end of key stage 2 our aim for pupils is to be able to engage in simple conversations in French and understand key terms and phrases.