French  – teaching and learning    

 

Key Documents

Curriculum Map – FRENCH

Progression in Skills LANGUAGES

Languages Policy

 

Intent

The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity,
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied

We teach MFL not only for the purposes of the National Curriculum as above but also to support English communication skills, including key skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing as the children’s knowledge of how language works will be developed and extended. 

Lessons will enable pupils to make   progress in language learning. The linguistic skills gained will assist and lay foundations for further language learning.

Our MFL teaching will provide pupils with the confidence and independence to explore and be able to attempt manipulation of the structure of language. Learning another language gives children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.

 

Implementation

 

Children at Monksdown learn French.

Teaching in KS1 gives our children an ‘Education of Ear’- listening to stories, learning songs and rhymes and having an awareness of another country’s culture in order to build confidence in the target language and develop an enthusiasm for language learning. In KS2, this is built upon with our children being taught by our French Language Assistant.

Monksdown School follow the Liverpool Language school improvement scheme of learning. Alongside the planning provided, the network also enriches this through accompanying power points, pod casts (spoken by native speakers) links to authentic literature, songs, games, culture points of reference, links to appropriate websites. Monksdown also provide a membership for pupils to use ‘Linguascope’ an interactive learning platform which they can access from home.

 

Impact

Our French curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills, as set out by the national curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures.

Children will have had the opportunity to

 

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity.
  • write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.

Impact is measured and monitored by the subject leader throughout KS2 using a variety of strategies such as book scrutinises, lesson observations, staff discussions and pupil interviews.

 

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

EAL Policy 2020-21

Welcome EAL parents – Stay well informed about any necessary school issues and requirements

European Day of Languages 2020:

Useful websites

Languages/

English as 2nd Language

 

Linguascope
KS 1 children – start at the elementary level – then try a beginner level.
KS 2 – log on the intermediate level.EAL children – Please log on to English Language 
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Languages/

English as 2nd Language

British Council Learn English
Games, flash cards, songs etc.

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Languages/

English as 2nd Language

Google Translate N R 1 2 3 4 5 6

https://www.dummies.com/education/internet-basics/how-to-install-google-translates-website-translator-plugin/

Reading/EAL

Book Trust
A website to help support parents/carers with strategies for reading with their child 4-6 year olds

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