Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Vision:

The AET MFL community holds the common vision that: Through an immersive journey, our pupils will build their knowledge, skills and passion for languages that will inspire them to lead a remarkable life.

Principles:

  • To foster a life-long appreciation of languages and other cultures to discover what is possible
  • To recognise languages as a skill which can increase employability and widen opportunities to choose to lead a remarkable life
  • To establish a learning environment which encourages students to be confident with taking risks and be unusually brave
  • To provide ample opportunities, both in and outside the classroom, to develop all four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • To ensure access for all pupils to partake in successful language learning experiences
  • To create extra-curricular experiences for students to big-heartedly embrace and appreciate languages and cultures
  • To facilitate active and engaging lessons for learners of all abilities
  • To promote the use of exciting and relevant contexts as a vehicle for teaching and learning

Aims:

At Lea Forest Primary Academy we aim to deliver language lessons that encourage our children to explore a love of languages through a wide range of engaging and exciting activities.

We recognise the importance and benefits of being able to communicate effectively in other languages, and the opportunities it offers our pupils in travel, employment and personal enjoyment to enable them to lead remarkable lives.

Our 'Remarkable' MFL Curriculum:

Our languages curriculum is delivered by a language specialist (Mrs Morseley), which coupled with our ongoing international projects, ensures our children have maximum exposure to, and embrace, a wide range of cultures and experiences through authentic sources, promoting cultural diversity and celebrating the ability to identify themselves as global citizens.

The MFL curriculum starts in Nursery and Reception where children are exposed to 3 different languages throughout the year. They then build on these experiences by being exposed to a further 6 different languages during their time in Key Stage 1 (Y1 and Y2). Throughout Key Stage 2 (Y3-Y6), children learn Spanish.

Through a carefully tailored curriculum, children are able to make substantial progress in all four skills of language learning as they are taught grammatical content in addition to vocabulary, enabling them to adapt previously taught phrases to communicate in both familiar and unfamiliar contexts. This ability to communicate their own individual ideas and thoughts inspire our learners to be inquisitive and push their limits as they lay the foundations for successful language acquisition in KS3.

To keep up to date with our languages curriculum, follow us on twitter @lea_forest_int and @lea_forest_aet

MFL Coverage.pdf

Updated January 2020