Modern Foreign Language Curriculum Statement

The MFL that we teach is French and it is taught throughout Key Stage 2. We believe that it is important that the children gain experiences of other languages so that they can understand the culture, similarities and differences of another country. We offer our children the confidence to speak with good intonation and pronunciation and encourage a passion for language and commitment to the subject. Through learning French, children are able to develop skills involving speaking, listening and responding, reading and responding and writing.

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in your own language, that goes to his heart.”  – Nelson Mandela


Topics Covered in French

French at Middlestown

At Middlestown Primary Academy, we follow Kapow French scheme of work. Below is an overview of the topics taught in French.


European Day of Languages

On Monday 26th September, Middlestown Primary Academy celebrated European Day of Languages. Along with a whole school assembly, each class took part in activities linked to different languages. Years 2 and 3 learnt about the flags of different European countries and coloured them in, Year 4 practiced different greetings in a new language and Year 5 took part in a quiz!

French Learning in Spring Term

Year 4 have been learning the French nursery rhyme ‘Meunier tu dors’ and adding actions.

French Club

At French Club, the children have learnt more about what it is like to live in France. So far, they have listened to French music, created some French artwork based on the cubist work by artist Georges Braque and they have tasted some French food. They tried croissants and pain au chocolat along with some hot chocolate and confidently described the foods in French!

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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