How MFL (French) is taught at The Avenue

At The Avenue, children in KS2 progressively develop skills in French through well-planned lessons using the Language Angels Scheme of Work. Children acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary (through the use of topic Vocabulary Lists), language skills and grammatical knowledge organised around age-appropriate topics and themes. Cross-curricular topics allow French to become embedded in children’s learning. Our children learn through active participation in actions, rhymes, stories, song, grammar focus, video clips, sentence structure, dictionary work and may other creative ways to extend, embed and combine language skills.

As well as each subsequent lesson within a unit being progressive, the teaching organisation of Language Angels units also directs, drives and guarantees progressive learning and challenge. Units increase in level of challenge, stretch and linguistic and grammatical complexity as pupils move from Early Learning units through Intermediate units and into the most challenging Progressive units. Activities contain progressively more and lessons will have more content as the children become more confident and ambitious with the foreign language they are learning. Lessons offering appropriate levels of challenge are taught at all times to ensure children learn effectively, continuously building their knowledge of and enthusiasm for the language they are learning.

Pupils will continuously build on their previous knowledge as they progress in their French language learning journey through the primary phase. Previous language will be recycled, revised, recalled and consolidated whenever possible and appropriate.

Although our current MFL taught is French, we strive to provide children with opportunities to experience a range of other languages through naming our classes after different countries and celebrating the growing diversity of our pupils within our school.