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Modern Foreign Language


Modern Foreign Language

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Monkleigh Primary School MFL Intent, Implementation and Impact.


At Monkleigh Primary School our MFL curriculum will provide children with an opening to other cultures, foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. This will be achieved through the development of oracy skills, literacy skills and intercultural understanding.


Throughout Key Stage 2, MFL teaching will enable pupils to: 

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding. 
  • Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words. 
  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; 
  • Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures. 
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases. 
  • Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences. 
  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing. 
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language. 
  • Understand some cultural similarities and differences between the UK and French speaking countries.
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary. 
  • Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly. • Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing. 
  • Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine and masculine forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.


The impact of our curriculum is that children at Monkleigh primary School have opportunities to experience and explore a variety French sentences and cultural experiences. Children build upon their French language experience as they progress through school and have confidence to use their French vocabulary. They understand that French is spoken in other countries across the world.

The work given to pupils, over time and across the school, consistently matches the aims of the curriculum. It is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning.

Pupils are making progress in that they know more, remember more, understand more and do more. They are learning what is intended in the curriculum.

All learning builds towards end points, these end points will be in children’s books at the end of each unit of work and demonstrate the learning and impact of the unit of work.