Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) at Holy Family Catholic Primary School
Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education fosters children's curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. It should also provide opportunities for children to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. It is intended that when children leave Holy Family, they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore, other countries, cultures and languages, accepting that, in a multi-lingual society it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language. They will be engaged and prepared to continue their language learning.
At Holy Family, children have a dedicated weekly lessons in our chosen language, French, throughout Key Stage 2, using the ‘ilanguages’ programme of study in addition with other resources. Teachers are also encouraged to maximise ‘ad hoc’ opportunities for language teaching during the day with activities such as prayers and taking the register.
Pupils are taught to:
Assessment is used to enable teachers to assess the progress of children in their language learning as they move through Key Stage 2, ensuring that children are supported and challenged as appropriate.
Pupil Voice is also used to further develop the MFL curriculum, through questioning of pupils' views and attitudes to learning a language.