PMFL | Denton West End Primary School
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PMFL

At Denton West End our aims of teaching MFL are for children to:

  • take an interest in learning another language in a fun and safe environment;
  • become aware that language has a structure, and that this structure differs from one language to another;
  • help children develop their awareness of cultural similarities and differences in other countries;
  • develop speaking and listening skills;
  • gain enjoyment, pride and a sense of achievement;
  • explore and apply strategies to improve their learning across the curriculum;
  • explore their own cultural identities and those of others.

The teaching of a language will help our children to develop in social and academic ways. It will ensure children are aware of different cultures and will also have a positive impact on the learning of literacy through learning technicalities of language. We follow a scheme of work in line with the KS2 Framework for Languages which focuses on the following areas: Oracy, Literacy, Intercultural Understanding, Knowledge about Language and Language Learning Strategies.

In Years 3, 5 and 6 children are taught French and in Year 4 children are either taught Italian or Spanish. The lessons adopt a creative, multi-sensory approach and include a balance of whole class, group and independent activities. Lessons will include direct teaching of vocabulary, games, songs and cultural discussions.

 

For more information about the curriculum areas please contact the school