At Bader Primary School, we believe that learning other languages gives children the opportunity to develop positive attitudes and respect for languages and cultures other than their own. We want to develop children`s curiosity and understanding of the world. We want children to develop the skills and confidence to communicate in another language and be able to respond to others in that language. Learning another language at primary school gives children the confidence for when they approach languages at secondary school.
When learning French at Bader Primary School, we hope that children develop the ability and confidence to listen and respond to spoken and written language with increasing confidence and fluency. We aim to develop children`s accuracy of pronunciation and intonation.
We hope that French will help to develop children’s curiosities and deepen their understanding of the world and other cultures, whilst also developing a positive attitude towards other cultures.
Finally, we hope to instil a lifelong love of language learning.
Bader Primary School has chosen La Jolie Ronde scheme of work as our main resource for the teaching of French. It is an award-winning provider of French language learning. La Jolie Ronde gives children opportunities to excel and to enjoy a fun and positive approach to language learning. Teaching is based on real communication situations. Children benefit from a structured and progressive programme. Knowledge and skills are taught in a logical and systematic progression, so that learning builds on what has been taught previously. Over time, they begin to read and write independently, experience language learning techniques and become accustomed to listening to another language. Teaching and learning is enhanced by the use of other materials, including the award-winning language learning website, Linguascope. Teachers and children have access to a wide range of fun, motivational, interactive activities, games and learning materials which are matched to curriculum requirements. Children can access this website at home to support their learning. At school, classes are taught French in weekly blocks of 20 minutes each by one teacher and the lesson is then followed-up by the class teacher at that time and, at other times during the week.
MFL aims to provide an accessible and engaging curriculum for all abilities.
The impact of the curriculum is seen in;
- Children now know more and remember more about the French language.
- Children’s awareness of French culture has been broadened.
- Children recognise and apply key French vocabulary verbally.
- Children are able to write a small amount in French.
- We aim high so that children achieve age related expectations for MFL.
- Formative assessment of whether children have met or not met the expected knowledge requirements for the topic that is taught.
- Interviewing children to gain their views on their French learning.
- Stimulating environments that celebrate the knowledge and skills the children have demonstrated throughout their learning