The language curriculum is designed to be ambitious for all learners. Knowledge, skills and concepts are clearly outlined in an age-appropriate and progressive way from Y3-Y6, so that the children’s understanding is extended, year on year across two languages. French in Y3-Y4 and German in Y5-Y6.
Children enjoy an interactive scheme (Early Start French or German) that not only helps them with language acquisition and pronunciation but also supports them with basic grammar and sentence structure. Children in the early years of language learning are able to appreciate songs, stories, poems and rhymes in French and German and concentrate on speaking and listening skills.
They engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others. As they progress, they broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary and write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly.
At Emneth, we strive for all pupils to achieve their maximum potential, by having high expectations and excellent standards. Our engaging language curriculums ensure the children develop a love of learning to stimulate them into becoming life-long learners. Children are encouraged to develop their awareness of cultural differences between countries. We strive to embed the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing to enable children to use and apply their French and German learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.
Precise statement for MFL:
Knowledge of different languages can help release children from insularity and provide an opening to other cultures. Children can have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the world and enjoy learning another language.