Modern Foreign languages: FRENCH

French at Newlyn School.
We have invested in a French Scheme of work (Rising Stars) which will ensure progression across Key Stage 2. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Rising Stars French curriculum has been slightly adapted to ensure that the children catch-up. Please see the progression in French Progression Newlyn School document, which shows how the units will be taught over the next few years. 
"You can never understand one language until you understand at least two."
Geoffrey Willans
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What we intend to achieve through our curriculum

 At Newlyn School we aim to provide our children with a high-quality education in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures. Our current MFL taught is French. It is our intention to ensure that by the end of our children’s primary education, they have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written French, confidence to speak in French with others and know how important other languages can be in their future.

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How we will deliver our curriculum

Our MFL curriculum, based on Rising Stars, is designed to develop not only our children’s language skills, but also their love of learning a language. It progressively develops language skills (including vocabulary, structure and recognising phonics) through weekly taught lessons in KS2. This allows the children to acquire new language then use and apply it in a range of different scenarios and topics. Children will discover the language through a range of original resources (such as songs, stories, non-fiction texts and poems) and are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, activities and games. As their confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences.

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Our MFL curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills set out by the national curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures. There is a clear progression in skills and vocabulary throughout each year, with opportunities to review and revisit topics to ensure essential words and structures become embedded.

Children are assessed through informal means every half term.

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