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
Key Stage 2
At Middlestown Primary Academy, we follow La Jolie Ronde scheme of work. Below is an overview of the topics taught in French in KS2.
Below are some websites to help your child with their learning of 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.
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!