Modern Foreign Languages

Our Intent

It is our intent at Strand Primary School to provide all of our children with a high- quality education in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures and helps provide them with an understanding of the world. We aim to build the children’s ‘cultural capital’ so that they have a knowledge and understanding of the richness and diversity between cultures.

All pupils at Strand from Year 3 – Year 6 will be expected to achieve their full potential in their foreign language learning of French – the ultimate aim is that pupils will feel confident engaging in spoken French, develop skills in reading, listening and writing, and know how important languages will be in their future. Pupils in EYFS and KS1 are given the opportunity to listen to and respond to common greetings and everyday words in a range of languages with an express focus on teaching the early building blocks for learning French in KS2. Through games and songs they will also learn how to count to 20, recognise vocabulary for main body parts and for common animals.

We aim that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and curiosity about languages, finding them enjoyable and exciting and show a desire to continue their language learning past KS2. Although our current MFL taught is French, we strive to provide children with opportunities to experience a range of other languages and celebrate the growing diversity of our pupils and the languages they speak such as Polish, Czech, Latvian and other languages specific to our school community.

Please click on the document below for our MFL longterm Overview