Our MFL subject lead is Miss Mawson.
At Tow Law Millennium School the intent for our MFL curriculum is to have clear progression in the understanding of French through the school. Teachers will be given support in understanding the vision and following our curriculum. Children in school generally rarely have any exposure to French outside of school so we need to begin with the basics. Our secondary main feeder school requires children to have some understanding of any language so we aim to best prepare our children for KS3.
We currently don’t have any specialist language teachers in school so teachers are supported with a range of documents and programs to ensure that the aims and purposes of our Curriculum are met. We use the topics on Twinkl to support the progression of skills taught in during French lessons. Through Twinkl PlanIt French we use carefully planned sequence of lessons, our long term, medium term plans which are carefully sequenced and weekly plans. Thus ensuring progressive coverage of the skills required by the national curriculum.
In Lower KS2, children acquire basic skills and understanding of French with a strong emphasis placed on developing their Speaking and Listening skills. These will be embedded and further developed in Upper KS2, alongside Reading and Writing, gradually progressing onto more complex language concepts and greater learner autonomy. Our lessons and resources help children to build on prior knowledge alongside the introduction of new skills. The introduction and revision of key vocabulary and grammatical structures is built into each lesson. Children in KS2 have regular MFL lessons. Teachers foster an enjoyment of languages through a variety of lessons including interactive, singing, activities and games, therefore supporting all children including those which have SEND needs. Progression through a topic are evident in the development of key skills and acquisition of main vocabulary.
In addition to our curriculum work, we have a French link school, Chemin des Hayettes, in Amiens. Across the academic year, we work on planned linked projects sharing photographs and videos using eTwinning. This allows our pupils to develop an understanding of life in a French school, alongside real life use of the French language.
The impact of our MFL curriculum is that children are encouraged to understand the relevance of what they are learning in languages and how it relates to everyday life and travel.
Please follow this link to view our curriculum policies.