Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) - French


Subject Lead: Miss Boult



Our vision is to ensure that all pupils will be given an opportunity to learn a foreign language. To enable our children to celebrate and welcome differences in our world, it is vital they have an understanding of different languages and countries.  By introducing and exposing our children to this they will have a deepened ability to show respect and play a valuable part in our global society.  They will be taught to express their ideas and thoughts in that language, to understand and respond to its speakers, both aurally and in writing. The learning of a foreign language will also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read a range of literature from that language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping children to study and work in other countries.  



  • To teach pupils to understand and respond to spoken and written foreign language from a variety of authentic
  • To foster an interest in and enthusiasm for learning about other languages and cultures through enjoyable and fun activities.
  • To enable pupils to 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 as they progress through school.
  • To teach pupils how to write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures and familiar phrases and vocabulary that they have learnt.
  • To discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing, such as stories, songs and poems, in
  • To develop knowledge of some key points in French history, as well as modern French culture, buildings, landmarks, the arts and food



  • Drive consistency in all teacher subject knowledge across MFL and ensure MFL is resourced and planned to meet our newly defined intent.
  • Ensure that quality of teaching and learning is consistently good and better in all year groups- All MTP’s have been re-written to ensure consistent and good quality teaching using a range of techniques to support all types of learners.
  • All adults maximise on opportunities to model, promote and expand language and vocabulary development to improve outcomes.
  • Teachers regularly and accurately assess the subject specific and key skills in order to inform planning and next steps for learning.
  • Recognise and swiftly address lost learning post COVID19: at the start of each half term/unit, staff have been assessing children’s prior knowledge in order to gauge which level of learning children are at. Staff can then teach previous years if needed. Subject is also being assessed termly through new termly tests at the end of a term to aid staff with understanding who is on target.



  • Pupils will build upon their previous knowledge to show progression of vocabulary and language skills. Progression will be evident moving through KS2.
  • Ensure all learners are provided with a full entitlement of curriculum opportunities post COVID19. Consistently deliver our school’s agreed intent, with a specific focus on the progression of children’s knowledge, skills and understanding across the curriculum. LTP’s show clear progression of knowledge and skills. MTP’s also reflect this.
  • We will assess the children in a variety of ways including termly summative assessments through knowledge organisers, KWL grids, pupil voice, monitoring floor books and exercise books, images and work produced by children .

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