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Intent

Implementation

St Bridget's provides French language learning in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Each class aims to include 1 x 30 minute MFL lesson in their weekly timetable.

The lessons are made to be fun, exciting and engaging for the children. Therefore, we use a variety of teaching methods such as; games, role-play, songs, videos and written activites. We realise that this approach promotes a postive attitude in the childen whilst learning a different language. 

Teachers plan lessons with access to the Language Angels - this resouce supports supports staff in ensuring that their delivery of French is accurate, even if they are not a French speaker themselves.

At St Bridget's there is a clear progression of skills and understanding that builds through Key Stage based on the National Curriculum Programme of Study.

 

Impact

The intended impact of the MFL Curriculum is that the majority of children in each year group make good progress. Teachers will make informal assessments at the end of each topic. 

In addition, it is the intended impact that the children:

  • are inspired by the MFL Curriculum and want to learn more
  • show the progression in their skills, knowledge and understanding in the work in their books
  • can discuss their learning and remember what they have learnt
  • learn about the country France and their culture.

French Pen Pals 

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We strive to provide the children with wider opportunities across all areas of the curriculum. St Bridget's has made links with a school in France. The children enjoy writing and recieving letters from their French pen pals.

Celebrations

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St Bridget's Catholic Primary School are proud to be awarded 'International School Award' which which celebrates those who do exceptional work in international education. 

We offer a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to provide pupils with the cultural capital they need to succeed in life.

St Bridget’s international work includes sharing letters with a partner school in France and raising awareness about sustainability fair trade and the struggles of refugees.

Embedding an international dimension in children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful lives and careers in an increasingly global economy.

French at St Bridget's

At St Bridget's we pride ourselves on teaching a broad an varied curriculum and teaching our Key Stage 2 children a foreign language is an important part of that. We want to equip our children with the skills and knowledge to become global citizens. Through our teaching of French, not only do children learn a new language, but they also study the culture of the country.

Modern Foreign Languages National Curriculum

The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

French Policy 

Yearly Overview

Useful Links

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Langauge Angels is a great resource to support French. The children have individual login details to access French games and fun learning at home. 

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BBC - watch videos to help you learn French

 

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