The main focus of MFL will be to give pupils a well-rounded knowledge of the basics of our chosen language: French. From Year 3 to Year 6 there will be a clear progression of skills which involves new learning and recapping on previous teaching, building vocabulary and language.
In these weekly lessons we will provide an appropriate balance of spoken and written language that will lay the foundations for further foreign language teaching at Key Stage 3. Pupils will be able to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing with a main focus being on practical communication.
In addition MFL at Hallam intends to expose our pupils to a variety of languages and cultures, including those represented in our school. We aim to celebrate the diversity of language by holding a languages week annually where we hope to foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world and other cultures.