Modern Foreign Language (MFL)
At Burraton Community Primary School, we have chosen French as our modern foreign language and ensure that all children are exposed to this language from the EYFS.
We believe that learning a foreign language holistically enriches the curriculum, providing valuable educational, social and cultural experiences for our children.
Early exposure to a modern foreign language at primary school contributes to the development of children’s oracy, listening, reading and writing skills, as well as widening their cultural capital.
To begin with, French is taught seamlessly through daily routines, including through simple words, phrases and songs. Exposing EYFS and Key Stage One children to this implicit language learning allows for a smooth transition into Key Stage Two, where we use the Primary Languages Network scheme to support the teaching and learning of French. As children progress throughout the school, they will learn to read and write and interpret French words and phrases, and later progress onto simple sentences and short texts. Whilst learning French, children will reinforce their knowledge of English and how rules and patterns of languages work.
Our approach to MFL gives our children the opportunity to see our world in a new perspective and to reflect on the diversity they can see around them. It allows children to further develop their communicative skills, confidence and curiosity.
Please click below to watch the Modern Foreign Languages at Burraton School