At Ashleigh, we learn French in Key Stage 2. It has been compulsory for all Key Stage 2 children to learn a language from September 2014.
We enjoy playing games, singing songs, reading stories and writing.
We are members of the Primary Languages Network. This allows teachers to access a wide variety of teaching resources, sound files, CPD and training. In addition, some KS2 classes are visited weekly by Miss Woodcock from DACA who teaches French.
Modern Foreign Languages at Ashleigh Primary School
Intent, Implementation, Impact statements
At Ashleigh, learning a new language is an integral part of providing a wide and well-rounded curriculum. Learning a new language allows children to become aware of the world around them and provides an opening to other cultures. It is exciting and provides children with enjoyment and challenge. The skills taught help to develop children’s oracy and literacy development. We provide children with a high quality curriculum that enables pupils to develop four main skills, these being speaking, listening, reading and writing. The aims of teaching French at our school are as follows:
The national curriculum aims for pupils to:
We deliver French to our Key Stage 2 classes using the scheme of work from Primary Languages Network. Some children in Key Stage 2 are also taught by a native French teacher from the local secondary school. Class teachers are present in these lessons to support pupils and to gain a valuable CPD opportunity. This also sets the foundation for further language learning in Key Stage 3 when pupils leave Ashleigh for their next stage in education. Every Key Stage 2 classroom benefits from a French display and children often use the display to help recall prior knowledge. Teachers use a wide range of the following techniques to encourage engagement with French in lessons:
Furthermore, in Upper Key Stage 2, children are given the opportunity to visit Paris on a residential trip; this allows children to apply their language skills and immerses them into the French culture.
We measure children’s progress in MFL in a variety of ways. In lessons, this is what you may typically see:
We are able to measure the impact in MFL through the displaying of work in classrooms, pupil conferencing discussions and book looks with a range of pupils. As a result of good teaching and learning, we have many pupils who are excited about learning French; who gain an insight into another culture; develop their confidence with communication and achieve well.
See below the National Curriculum for Modern Foreign Languages in Key Stage 2