Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

At Knighton Mead, our modern foreign language curriculum ensures that all pupils broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words.

Children will be able to speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures. They will be able to engage in conversations; ask and answer questions though stories, songs, poems and rhymes.

French is introduced for all children at the beginning of Year 3 and progressed over the four years the children are at Knighton Mead. French is taught once a week. Children are exposed to some basic grammar rules alongside interactive language learning through a wide range of topics and themes.

The emphasis is on oral activities, but the children will develop the oracy and literacy skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing a foreign language, through a variety of activities including songs, puppet work, role play, games and reading and writing stories.

These aim to develop confidence and enjoyment of learning a foreign language, as well as enabling children to communicate in French.

Our French topics for each year group are as follows:

Year GroupAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
3Getting to know youAll about meFood Glorious FoodFamily and friendsOur schoolTime
4All Around TownOne the MoveGoing ShoppingWhere in the World?What’s the Time?Holidays and Hobbies
5Getting to Know YouAll about OurselvesThat’s TastyFamily and FriendsSchool LifeTime Travelling
6Let’s Visit French TownLet’s Go ShoppingThis is FranceAll in a Day


Subject Policies/Plans

MFL Policy

Subject Leader/s

Mrs Tank