Modern Foreign Languages subject specific curriculum statement

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  • Our principal aim is that children leave Marden Primary Academy with a wide range of happy and rich memories in language formed through interesting and exciting experiences driven through vehicles that enhance a child’s awareness of their own abilities and strengths as a learner, thus ensuring that children see learning a foreign language as an ongoing process and not a one-off event.
  • Children will meet the National Curriculum expectations in MFL, which will be taught by highly-qualified staff who will support children to develop the mastery of concepts and inspire enthusiasm and interest in the subject.
  • Opportunities will exist for children of all ages to experience learning beyond the classroom. This will allow them to enrich their knowledge by, for example, creative workshop days or visitors to school who may read stories in the language or share their experiences of living abroad.

Where possible, carefully designed, interleaved learning in MFL will be used to ensure consistency and develop the knowledge and understanding of all learners.

  • Clearly defined end goals are set in order to guide children to achieve their potential.
  • High quality teaching responds to the needs of children. Spiral learning is a key focus of all formative and summative assessment with teachers actively responding to learning, understanding and work in lessons in order to identify misconceptions early.

Children understand how foreign languages are used in the wider world including careers.

  • Through learning a foreign language, children deepen their appreciation of other cultures and enhance their international mindedness.
  • Cultural capital opportunities have enriched the lives of the children and they are able to discuss how the experience impacted their knowledge and understanding.