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May 10 2019

Modern Foreign Languages

Shree Deb

Modern Foreign Languages is led by Mrs Warner.

At Bovingdon Primary Academy we give our pupils the skills and the knowledge to learn another language, primarily focussing on French. We teach pupils about other cultures to foster their curiosity and deepen their understanding.

French is taught from Years 3 to 6 by Mrs Warner. We teach and assess across the four strands of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Pupils cover a range of topics from numbers, colours, food, clothing, school, weather and many more. Pupils enjoy an hours French lesson each week, every other half term.

Key language and skills are taught through songs, stories and games alongside traditional teaching. Children are given the opportunity to work collaboratively to perform in French such as a weather report in Year 5 and a fashion show in Year 6.

Each week we have a French phrase of the week which is displayed in all KS2 classrooms, in the corridor and is published in the newsletter.

Each September we celebrate ‘European Day of Languages’ where pupils are given the opportunity to learn about all aspects of another country as well as share their own knowledge and experiences. This year we had a visit from Freshwater Theatre Company who performed traditional tales in French for the children to enjoy. Their practitioner said ‘It was a pleasure to come to Bovingdon Academy. I am so impressed with the level of French from the students. All the children showed confidence and were fantastic!’

MFL Aims

A Bovingdon Primary Academy child should leave at the end of Key Stage 2 with…

  • an understanding of some simple French vocabulary when spoken
  • the ability to confidently, ask and answer questions in French with some accuracy of pronunciation
  • the ability to write words and phrases in French with some understanding of correct grammar
  • a recognition and understanding of some simple written words and phrases in French