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Modern Foreign Language

Intent

The importance of learning a foreign language grows greater as our world becomes increasingly global. At St Paul’s we believe that through a high-quality languages education we can increase children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the wider world. We intend to provide a languages curriculum that provokes children to think in new ways and develop a love of learning about other languages and cultures. The languages we currently teach at St Paul’s are French and Spanish. Through our teaching of languages, our pupils develop their ability to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. We challenge our children to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language.

It is intended that by the time children leave St Paul’s they will have a natural curiosity about other countries, cultures and languages. They will understand that we live in a multi-lingual society and as such, being able to communicate in another language is a very valuable skill to have. Their languages education at St Paul’s will leave them engaged and provide a foundation to build on at secondary school.

Implementation

At St Paul’s, MFL is taught once a week by the class teacher. Years 3, 4 and 5 study French, giving them a depth of knowledge in one language. In Year 6 Spanish is taught in order to expose the pupils to the language and lay the foundation for when they go to secondary school. Content of the lessons is guided by the National Curriculum and our Progression of Skills document. Areas covered include: numbers, colours, house and home, in town, food and drink, the classroom, clothes and hobbies. Children are given the opportunity to learn and practise new vocabulary in a variety of ways, such as through conversations, songs and games. Our lessons allow the children time to practise speaking and listening in another language, with their peers and the teacher.

Impact

The MFL curriculum at St Paul’s provides our children with the basic understanding of languages and other cultures to prepare them for the KS3 curriculum. It is also our aim that children at St Pauls will see learning a new language as fun so that they will pursue learning languages throughout their lives.  

 

 

 

    
    
    
    

 

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    St. Paul's Church of England
    Primary School
    School Lane
    Addlestone
    Surrey
    KT15 1TD

 

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Mission Statement

Growing, Learning, Succeeding

At St Paul's we will ignite a passion for life and learning in every member of our school community by providing the best possible education, where children and adults grow through our core values rooted in FAITH and will confidently succeed through the strength and love of God.

Proverbs 22:6 ‘Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

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