The National Curriculum for MFL-French aims:
- to liberate from insularity, open doors to other cultures and deepen curiosity and understanding of the world;
- to enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language, to understand and respond to its speakers using listening, reading, speech and writing skills;
- to provide opportunities for communication for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read in the original language;
- to provide the foundation for learning further languages equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
At Bridgewater our aim is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow.
In French we will equip them to speak, understand and communicate in another language with purpose in the present but also to equip them to learn another language for the future.
We aim to ensure that all children can:
- listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding;
- explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link spelling, sound and meaning of words;
- engage in conversations: ask and answer questions: express opinions and respond to those of others: seek clarification and help;
- speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures;
- develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases;
- present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences;
- read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.