Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) – French
At Sedbergh Primary School it is our intent to provide all Key Stage 2 children with a high quality education in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) that fosters pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the World.
Pupils begin to learn French in Year 3 and continue through to Year 6. Teachers generally follow the scheme of work produced by Monkseaton Language College, North Tyneside, but often seek other appropriate resources to help deliver an interesting and varied MFL curriculum. Our aim is for pupils to understand and respond to both spoken and written French, speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity and write basic sentences for different purposes and audiences. Teachers always seek out any adults in the locality who are fluent in not only French, but with other languages to come in to school and lead a taster lesson on that particular language. We believe that learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures.
With regular lessons, we aim to equip our pupils with a solid foundation of the French language, so that the transition from primary school to secondary school shows continual progression.