MFL - French
French at Callow End School
At Callow End CE Primary School, we aim to build a strong foundation of love and learning.
Pupils in Key Stage 2 are introduced to French in order to learn a modern foreign language. We strive to introduce our young learners to a rich language environment in a way that is enjoyable and fun. We embed the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing which are necessary to enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning. It is intended that when children leave us, 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. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. We follow the Twinkl online scheme to ensure coverage and progression across the school, have links with our local high schools and draw upon native and/or fluent speakers to model the language, where possible. New vocabulary is introduced using games, songs and role-play and units are covered over a number of weeks to allow for lots of repetition and practice. Years 3 and 4 focus primarily on oral skills to build confidence, with a greater emphasis on reading and writing in Years 5 and 6.
Mrs Steele - MFL Subject Leader