Elveden C of E Primary Academy
Curriculum Statement: MFL
Learning a foreign language helps to foster curiosity and deepen understanding of the world.
Here at Elveden C of E Primary Academy, we work hard to ensure children gain a strong understanding of the world, fostering a celebration of different cultures. We believe in providing children with the opportunity to communicate for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking. This gives children the foundation they need to continue to learn languages and equips them with the skills to study and work in other countries.
At Elveden C of E Primary Academy, we learn French following the Rigolo scheme of work. Children progress in their learning and build upon their prior knowledge as they move through the school. We provide children with the opportunity to use and share their foreign language skills in different ways, including during French Cafés, Modern Foreign Languages day and a focus on other cultures through our SMSC days. KS2 children have a weekly French lesson and this is progressive to embed learning. In addition, in KS1 and EYFS, children hear a dual language story in French-English once a half term and have access to many MFL texts.
We use a range of strategies to assess what skills and knowledge the children have attained throughout each lesson as well as the following methods:
- Lesson observations
- Book looks
- Pupil voice