Why do we teach a Modern Foreign Language at Freeland Primary School?
All pupils at Freeland CE Primary School have the right to a rich and deep learning experience that includes the basic learning of an additional language. MfL prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English. At Freeland we use the learning of languages to enable access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, the community and different cultures across our school.
How do we teach a Modern Foreign Language at Freeland Primary School?
Teachers have access to a comprehensive scheme of work – Wakefield- which covers all aspects of the MFL curriculum: speaking, listening, reading, writing and cultural understanding, and progresses these skills and knowledge throughout Key Stage 2 using our progression map. We have adapted this to trial teaching in blocks, which excites and stimulates the children to explore a language other than their own. Progression is evident across all year groups, consisting of creative activities to extend, embed and combine language skills.
What is the impact of our teaching?
At Freeland CE Primary School our MFL curriculum is fun and enjoyed by learners, well-resourced and planned to demonstrate progression through Key Stage 2, as set out in the National Curriculum. We ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills, to take beyond the classroom and apply their cultural understanding in our growing society.