Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides a valuable a skill to open up to other cultures. A high-quality MFL curriculum will stimulate children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. Teaching enables children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. Language teaching provides the foundation for learning further languages, equipping children to study and work in other countries. Furthermore, the children love it!
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
At Titchfield Primary School, children in Key Stage 2 have lessons in French, using the resources and units of work from 'Mr French', in addition to other resources. In years 3 and 4, children gain the basic skills and understanding of French with a strong emphasis placed on developing Speaking and Listening skills. These will be embedded and further developed in years 5 and 6, alongside Reading and Writing.
Alongside learning the language, opportunities to experience a different culture are also offered and children have enjoyed different customs and traditions from France such as a French breakfast.
It is intended that when children leave Titchfield Primary, 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 language learning at Secondary School.