Modern Foreign Languages
French at St Joseph’s enables the learner to develop an interest in another culture and explore the French language. A cross curricular approach will be used allowing the children to make links between cultural differences and diversity.
In Key Stage 2 they will embed this learning and develop knowledge and skills such as learning to speak in simple sentences and engaging in basic conversations, asking, and answering questions and responding accurately.
We follow the Light Bulb language French Scheme. The scheme motivates pupils with fun stories, songs and games to aid memorisation and shows skill progression over the four years of KS2 in Oracy, Literacy and intercultural understanding .
Our hope is that the children develop a love of foreign languages in their journey as lifelong learners, achieving their God given potential.
The children begin their French journey in Year 2, learning numbers, colours and greeting in preparation for the Key stage 2 French curriculum. In KS2 they will embed their learning and develop further knowledge and skills such as learning to speak in simple sentences and engage in basic conversation, asking and answering questions and responding accurately. The light bulb has a strong focus on pronunciation. The scheme motivates pupils with fun stories, songs and games to aid memorisation and bring the idea of the ‘Four skills’ together (listening, speaking, reading and writing) The scheme will be used in each year group in KS2 at a pace that allows progression and consolidation and reflection. Our MFL progression maps show how the Key assessment criteria are covered and how children are given the opportunity to consolidate their learning.
We have started using the Light Bulb scheme this academic year (2021-2022) and are adapting it to aid our children’s development and learning of a new language. We are doing this in a way that we feel will promote a unique experience to explore areas of the French language and give our children opportunities to learn a new language; through songs, practical activities, games, and lots of verbal ques. This will be monitored by the teachers and the MFL co-ordinator through observations and book monitoring-allowing for reflection to develop the curriculum further.