We have chosen to teach French as our modern foreign language across The Avenue. Each year group has a set of objectives to cover using the Rigolo programme. This allows for progression from year group to year group across KS2.
The national curriculum outlines that by the end of KS2, pupils should:
- understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
- speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
- can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
- discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
2018-2019 is the first academic year this structure will be piloted. At the end of the academic year staff will discuss strengths and weaknesses and the MFL coordinator (Miss Jackson) will adapt the programme according to the schools needs.
Structure of learning
Each year group can decide when this teaching and learning takes place. Whether it be once a week for a term or during a whole week. Class teachers can decide what fits in best with their timetable.
Key Stage 1
Whilst MFL isn’t a requirement for KS1 pupils, there are some skills that can be practised orally with the children.
Numbers 0 – 20
Using colouring pencils, shout out a colour, ask children to hold the colour.
Days of the week
Head shoulders, knees and toes song: