Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) at Copeland Road
Our MFL leader is Miss Crawford
Our MFL governor is Mrs Torano
At Copeland Road Primary School, we teach French to children in Key Stage Two. French is taught to KS2 pupils over alternate half terms. Our aim is to develop the confidence and competence of each child in French. Our goal is for them to be passionate, curious and confident about their own foreign language learning abilities when they finish the primary school phase of their education. At Copeland Road we will help the children develop and demonstrate substantial progress in the 5 key language skills necessary for learning French: Speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar. We aim to ensure that pupils of all abilities develop solid foundations in these key language learning skills – properly preparing them for the next stage of their language learning journey. These skills will develop children’s ability to understand what they hear and read and enable them to express themselves in speech and writing. We will extend their knowledge of how language works and explore the similarities and differences between the foreign language they are learning and English. We will also help strengthen their sense of identity through learning about culture in other countries and comparing it with their own.
When children leave Copeland Road Primary we would like them to be able to:
- Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
- speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.
- 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.
The long term plan for MFL is below as well as the National Curriculum. There may be changes to the long term plan as we continue to recover our curriculum after National lockdowns.
If you require any further information about Modern Foreign Languages at our school, please contact Miss Crawford via the school office.