At Weddington, we follow the ‘Language Angels’ scheme of work. The scheme covers the requirements of the National Curriculum Programmes of Study, whilst also providing a large variety of activities and a rich and varied curriculum for the children to enjoy. Their learning is assisted by colourful flashcards, videos, songs and games and spoken language is delivered by native speakers. The scheme uses a range of scenarios to which pupils can relate and provides many insights into French life and culture, thereby putting language learning into context. Teaching and learning of MFL is monitored by the Subject Leader through means such as lesson observations, work trawls and pupil interviews.
MFL is not a compulsory subject for Key Stage 1, however at Weddington, we do begin to introduce our younger pupils to the concept of foreign languages. Reception, for example have a “French Week” in the Summer Term, during which many enjoyable activities take place relating to the French language and way of life. The children have a great deal of fun whilst also broadening their experiences of another culture. In Years 1 and 2, there are also activities which give pupils a taste of languages different from their own – answering the register in a foreign language for example, or learning songs and rhymes in French. They also learn a limited amount of vocabulary in French which is connected to the theme they are studying.
Key Stage 1 children also take part in our yearly whole school celebration of “European Day of Languages” in which all pupils at Weddington spend a day learning something about the culture and language of a different European country. This day ends with a super whole school assembly, during which we share some of the interesting things we have learned and a lot of fun is had by all!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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