The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
At Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, the intention is that we foster our children’s curiosity and enable children to appreciate and learn from the diversity and richness of other cultures. Our aim is to broaden pupils’ horizons and encourage them to step beyond familiar cultural boundaries, providing an opportunity to bring about communication, inclusion, peace and understanding of the beauty of diversity and solidarity of all God’s family. Our objective is to foster a life-long love of language and we are committed to ensuring that children have the opportunity to express their own ideas and thoughts in the target language and to respond to and understand its speakers both in speech and writing.
Our languages curriculum is centred around the ‘Rigolo’ French scheme. The scheme covers all National Curriculum requirements and ensures students listen, speak, read and write in the target language. This will progressively develop pupil skills in a foreign language through regularly taught and well-planned weekly lessons in KS2. Pupils will build on previous knowledge gradually as their foreign language lessons continue to recycle, revise and consolidate previously learnt language whilst building on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Grammar is integrated and taught discreetly throughout all appropriate units. Teachers and pupils are encouraged to use French in daily routines, for example, through answering the register.
In addition, each year we celebrate Bastille day where children are immersed in the French culture, which is celebrated as a school community. We are fortunate to have a rich diversity in the cultures of our children and families and during diversity week, children not only celebrate and share their own cultures but also learn about other cultures and celebrate the beauty of our diversity.
Our MFL curriculum is engaging, enjoyable, well-resourced and planned to demonstrate progression through Key Stage 2. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through: Pupil discussions about their learning through the use of pupil voice; monitoring and reflection against subject-specific skills defined in each year of study; children applying their knowledge of language to other areas of the curriculum; children applying their cultural understanding and tolerance across society and cultures.