FOREIGN LANGUAGES

 

By the End of KS2, all children should be able to:

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the 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 they are 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
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • Describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing Languages – key stage 2 3
  • Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

At Boldmere, our MFL focus is French.


What does MFL look like at Boldmere Junior School?

In Lower Key Stage 2, children aim to count from 1-20 in French, with number tennis a fun game that children particular enjoy! As they move through Upper Key Stage 2, children’s aim is to count up to 60 quickly and fluidly.

We seek to deepen children's knowledge, understanding and appreciation of France and French culture, with Year Six learning about WWII and escape routes through France to link to their WWII topic.

In addition to this, throughout the school, children learn different rooms around the house, building on prior knowledge from the previous year. A great way to learn these new words at home is to write them on a sticky note and put them on the door of each room. Then, test yourself daily! Remember, the more your practise, the more you will remember new words.

 

Useful Websites to Assist Your Learning

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z39d7ty

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=french

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2french.html