Children will develop a love of language learning and a positive attitude to learning about different countries and their cultures and hence expand their intercultural understanding.
They will build a broad vocabulary through a variety of language learning strategies and will use their knowledge and understanding of MFL to make connections with and enhance their English reading and writing.
They will develop a basis for further language learning from Year 6 onwards.
Vocabulary is introduced verbally alongside pictures and objects before the written format of the word, so ensuring a use of French phonics.
French songs and then games are used to practise listening skills and to demonstrate understanding and enable assessment.
Grammar is taught alongside vocabulary as applicable and links are made with English.
Children will become confident and enthusiastic language learners.
They will use their French phonics knowledge to say and write French words and phrases.
They will make links between taught vocabulary topics and other areas of the curriculum.
They will have a greater intercultural understanding of some other countries and their customs.