Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Our French lead is Mrs S Connolly.
The aims and intent for our French curriculum

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, 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
  • 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

Russell Lower School's rich and varied French curriculum is rooted in the National Curriculum. Our teaching aims to capture the children’s enthusiasm for a new subject area, inspiring and nurturing a lifelong love of languages and laying the foundations for progression onto further study at Key Stage 3 and beyond.

The Russell values of Challenge, Enjoy, Respect and Succeed are embedded into the intention of our French curriculum.  With enjoyable and vibrant teaching methods including the use of songs, games, educational French programmes, role play and written activities our children are engaged,  challenged and motivated, having fun and enjoying their learning.

With a flourishing bank of vocabulary and a strong focus on developing accurate pronunciation and an understanding of basic grammar, the children gain increasing confidence and success in their use of the language.

Through our use of real life examples, children develop an appreciation, respect and understanding of cultural differences, promoting questions and interest in other cultures.

Long term plans
Milestone example
Further milestone documents for all year groups are available, on request, to demonstrate our skill progression.