Ancient and Modern Foreign Languages

Intent Statement – Ancient and Modern Foreign Languages

At Hedworth Lane Primary School, the intention of our MFL curriculum is to develop an interest in learning other languages and a passion for finding out about different cultures.

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 lengths, 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

We hope to achieve all this by embedding the four key skills of any language – listening, reading, speaking and writing – throughout our lessons.

Children have weekly lessons in French throughout Key Stage 2, using the resources and units of work from North Tyneside’s Primary Languages Service, in addition to other resources.Β  In Lower KS2, children acquire basic skills and an understanding of French with a strong emphasis placed on developing their speaking and listening skills.Β Β  We introduce the learning of the French language and the understanding of its culture in enjoyable and stimulating ways, including by singing songs and playing games.

These skills will be embedded and further developed in Upper KS2, alongside reading and writing, gradually progressing onto more complex language concepts and greater learner autonomy.

Overall, we hope to lay the foundations for future language learning.Β  Learning about the wider world has always been an important aspect of our broader curriculum, as well as our French lessons, as we are aware of the huge benefits language learning and knowledge of other nations provides.

Therefore, it is intended that when children leave Hedworth Lane Primary School, they will have a natural curiosity and the 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.Β  In addition, we hope that they will be engaged and prepared to continue language learning at secondary school.

You can see our AMFL Curriculum below.

To see examples of theΒ  curriculum please use your mouse to navigate to the Menu Bar and select Curriculum. Please go to the MFL Curriculum and you will see a drop down option open to the right.