MFL at Flyford Flavell First School (French)
At Flyford Flavell First School we want every child to experience and gain an appreciation of languages and to gain the skill and enthusiasm for learning a language, both in oral and in written forms. Learning an additional language helps our children to appreciate the diversity of languages and cultures around the world. Pupils learn through engaging media such as song and role-play to start the building blocks of learning a language. Through gaining a thirst of languages, we hope to provide our children with the chance to travel and study abroad in the future.
During KS2, with an initial focus on conversational skills, pupils are taught to :
listen attentively to spoken the French language and show understanding by joining in and responding
explore the patterns and sounds of the French language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the French language
broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing Languages
understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.
All of our Children also have the opportunity to join our weekly, extra-curricular French club.