Modern Foreign Languages

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures.  A high quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.

At the Beacon CE Primary school, children across the school learn French.  In EYFS, although the discrete teaching of a Modern Foreign Language is not compulsory, we feel it is important to promote an understanding of the world around us and children explore French through a variety of songs and games.  

In KS1 and KS2 children receive a lesson each week from our MFL trained specialist or a native speaker FLA, following the School Improvement Liverpool scheme.  This learning is then further reinforced and embedded by the class teacher and may take the format of smaller sessions or embedding through daily routines e.g. answering the register with newly acquired vocabulary.

Language lessons are taught using a variety of resources and students develop their knowledge and understanding of French through listening, speaking, reading and writing at an appropriate level, with a focus on practical communication.  This language learning experience will lay the foundations for further language study at KS3 and beyond.

Learning an additional language helps to develop students’ listening skills, problem solving and critical thinking, whilst also improving memory and boosting confidence.

Please see below for our current long term plan and useful websites.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary (select your child’s year group and then French)

Children have access to their individual class Games Hub where there are a series of games and tasks for reinforcement of their learning.

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