(Let's speak french)
In MFL we learn to speak french.
At Oakhill, we consistently promote the study of a foreign language (in our case, French) because of its increasing importance in both personal development and in global society. We have a visit to France every 2 years for Years 5/6 so that pupils have the opportunity to practice their French speaking for real. Our lessons are taught by Mrs Alliband who is a fluent French speaker.
Oakhill’s MFL curriculum is vibrant, inclusive, systematic and communicates to pupils the principles and benefits to language learning. Our intent is to achieve high quality provision so that all pupils at Oakhill benefit from the unique social and educational advantages and experiences learning a language can bring to pupils at primary school. It provides pupils with a grounding of skills and knowledge in linguistic competence creating a sound basis for further study at KS3 and promotes positive attitudes towards in linguistic diversity in their school and beyond.
Our aims at Oakhill are:
Substantive and Disciplinary Knowledge in MFL
Substantive knowledge is the carefully sequenced, factual knowledge that we learn through our curriculum; our life-long learning and other information that we learn alongside this. Substantive knowledge cannot be learnt in isolation, but requires prior knowledge that enables us to make sense of what we have learnt. We learn this through the sequencing of our lessons. Prior knowledge must be revisited and misconceptions actively diagnosed.
Disciplinary knowledge is the way in which we learn. In French we learn through speaking and listening and through collaboration.
Progression in MFL
Progression is carefully planned into our MFL curriculum. We evidence this in a number of ways including the following:
What our pupils say about learning french at Oakhill.
" I can't wait for french."
"I want to go to university to learn lots of french."
"I can speak two languages now."
"I have learned the french songs and can sing them by myself."