Our approach to the Modern Foreign Language Curriculum is taught discretely outside of topic time to ensure depth and rigour, whilst being underpinned by the accelerated learning approach to teaching and learning. We teach French as our MFL by utilising the key concepts, principles and themes from the National Curriculum have been developed into a range of progressive skills through which the children are helped to grow and develop to succeed in 21st century Britain. This skill-based curriculum allows a creative way of teaching and learning, enabling us to deliver a more practical and engaging curriculum, which meets both the academic and pastoral needs of all our pupils. The HCAT progression of skills documents support this and ensure that children are progressing upon previously taught skills each year.
The MFL curriculum we offer is designed to meet the needs of all our pupils by providing purposeful contexts which engage our children. It is rich, varied, imaginative and ambitious and meets the needs of individual learners but can easily be adapted for pupils with additional needs. Through regular assessment, tasks are matched to the ability of each child through differentiated activities, providing a level of challenge that is stimulating for pupils.
At WCPS, the planning of our MFL topics for each half term are thoughtfully considered to be based around other curriculum areas such as: PSHCE and RE. This ensures that the content of each MFL session is purposeful, meaningful and has a relevant context for our children to engage with.