MFL at St Stephen's CE Primary School
Hero slider graphic

MFL

At St Stephen's, we believe learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures.  Our French curriculum will enable children to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. Through careful planning, we aim to deliver a high-quality French curriculum which introduces the children to the French language in an enjoyable and stimulating ways, with a focus on building vocabulary and fluency.

We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity about languages and deepen their understanding of the world. Through building children’s confidence, we strive to stimulate and encourage the essential skills of speaking and listening, reading and writing in tandem with key phonetic and grammatical knowledge.  

Though our engaging French curriculum we aim to build the children’s ‘culture capital’ so that they have a growing awareness of cultural similarities and differences in other countries. We hope to develop children’s interest in learning languages, whilst laying the foundations for future learning as well as equipping them with the possibility of studying and working in other countries.

How is our French Curriculum delivered?

At St Stephen's children have weekly lessons in French throughout Key Stage 2.

Learning is designed to progressively develop children skills in the French language. Children progressively acquire a bank of vocabulary organised around topics of interest and through a variety of contexts.

A typical French lesson includes learning new vocabulary and its correct pronunciation through learning French phonic sounds. This is introduced along with appropriate grammar rules which is then applied to conversations or short writing skills, providing further opportunities for children to use and apply their growing knowledge of the French vocabulary.  As children’s confidence and skills grow, they will:

  • Participate in practical activities
  • Learn songs
  • Play games to help improve memory and recall
  • Record their work through pictures, captions and sentences.
  • See visual prompts to support children in translating new vocabulary.
  • Access word mats/ knowledge organisers to support their learning and recap previous learning.
  • Develop their speaking and listening skills further through conversational work

Use the tabs below to view or download a copy of our knowledge organisers for each topic aswell as a detailed overview of the skills and knowledge we teach.