At The Meadow, we teach French to cover the modern foreign languages curriculum in Key Stage 2. We chose to teach French to ensure that we are preparing our children as best as possible for learning languages in secondary school. Continuing with the same language across the key stages means that they are able to become more confident linguists over time.
We are keen that the children at The Meadow have the opportunity to learn about different cultures and languages around the world to promote their intercultural understanding. By learning a foreign language, we hope that the children develop their curiosity and understanding about the world around them, allowing them to be able to communicate with others around the world effectively and to feel part of a global community.
The files below explain more about the teaching of French at The Meadow:
MFL Position Statement
MFL Subject Action Plan 20-21
MFL Curriculum Overview
Languages Programme of Study KS2
Some useful links for helping children with French:
BBC Bitesize KS2 French
Light Bulb Languages
Some useful smartphone/tablet apps for French:
Learn French for beginners