MFL at Slindon

Our vision for Slindon Church of England Primary School is to inspire and nurture children in a secure, caring and happy Christian community, where diversity and individuality are celebrated. We believe that all individuals are of equal worth and we seek to foster mutual respect and responsibility.
We encourage children to develop confidence and resilience in an environment where rights are respected, efforts are valued and all children flourish. The teaching and learning of MFL in our school supports and upholds this vision.
The French curriculum at Slindon CE Primary School offers a carefully planned sequence of lessons, ensuring progressive coverage of the skillsrequired by the national curriculum. Our chosen themesTime Travelling, Let's Visit a French Town and This Is France - provide an introduction to the culture of French-speaking countries and communities. It aims to foster children’s curiosity and help deepen their understanding of the world. A linear curriculum has been chosen to allow opportunity for children to gradually build on their skills.
French enables children to express their ideas and thoughts in French and provides opportunities to interact and communicate with others both in speech and in writing. At the heart of French is the desire to expose children to authentic French, so the scheme offers regular opportunities to listen to native speakers.
In Lower KS2, children acquire basic skills and understanding of French with a strong emphasis placed on developing their Speaking and Listening skills.
These will be embedded and further developed in Upper KS2, alongside Reading and Writing, gradually progressing onto more complex language concepts and greater learner autonomy. Through our French curriculum, we intend to inspire pupilsto develop a love of languages and to expand their horizons to other countries, cultures and people.
We aim to help children grow into curious, confident and reflective language learners and to provide them with a foundation that will equip them for further language studies.