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Moston Lane

Community Primary School

‘Be The Best You Can Be’

MFL

Bonjour! My name is Mrs Livesey and I am the specialist French teacher at Moston Lane.

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Curriculum

Our aim at Moston Lane is to foster enthusiasm for learning a foreign language and appreciation of diversity. Children in KS2 receive a weekly French lesson of approximately 30-40 minutes and are offered the opportunity to attend an after-school club during the summer term.

During French lessons a range of songs, games, stories and role-plays are used to practise speaking, listening, reading and writing skills which incorporate not only new vocabulary, but also phonics and grammar. Lessons are as inclusive as possible with children working cooperatively to support each other, and ICT is used to enable children to learn and reinforce new vocabulary and structures interactively.

Children begin their learning in Year 3 with lots of repetition and reading or copying basic vocabulary to build their confidence. In Year 4, they continue to learn a series of questions and answers in different topic areas and start to have longer conversations. They also begin read and write short sentences with support, starting to learn how to express their opinions, likes and dislikes. By Year 5 and 6, the children are able to ask and answer a wider range of questions, and begin to write longer paragraphs with a basic understanding of some of the key grammatical aspects of French, such as gender, word order and adjectival agreement.

 MFL Policy

Please follow the links to find out more about the expectations for your child:

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

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Below is the ‘Curriculum Map’ and 'Progression of Skills & Knowledge', which outlines the activities and skills that will be taught throughout the year.

MFL Curriculum Overview

Progression of Skills & Knowledge

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Knowledge Organisers

Please find the 'Knowledge Organiser' for your child's year group and Autumn 1 topic below.

 

Year 3 

Year 4 

Year 5 

Year 6 

Take a look at some of our amazing MFL work from across KS2!

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Other Opportunities

Intercultural understanding is an integral part to language learning and we are always striving to provide children with opportunities to appreciate and celebrate cultural differences. We are regularly in touch with a French school with whom we do a number of pen pal exchanges throughout the year, and we are constantly expanding the range of enrichment activities we offer such as French drama workshops, lessons taught by pupils from local high schools and ‘Yoga in French’ sessions. In addition, every year we plan French themed activities during a special ‘Culture Week’ when pupils taste French food and create artwork based on the work of French artists.

Please enjoy exploring some of the pictures which show just a small amount of the fantastic work the children do, and if you have any questions about the MFL curriculum please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Au revoir!

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Pen Pals

Year 4 pupils have had the fantastic opportunity to communicate with children in France through our pen pal programme. We received our letters first (written in English by the French pupils) and we responded with Christmas cards (written in French), in which the children told each other about their families. It has been a brilliant way to put the children's language skills to real use and they all really enjoyed it. We hope to carry on with further exchanges throughout the year.

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CONTACT US

Moston Lane, Moston, Greater Manchester, M9 4HH

Tel: 0161 205 3864

Email: j.kerton@mostonlane.manchester.sch.uk