Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
Languages at Mossley!
In September 2014, languages became a compulsory element of the primary curriculum. The teaching of a modern foreign language at Primary level provides pupils with an insight into another culture and lifestyle, a greater understanding of the manipulation of language as well as providing the foundation for continued learning at secondary school.
At Mossley, all pupils in KS1 & KS2 learn French on a fortnightly basis. This is taught by their class teacher, and is delivered through units of work provided by Language Angels. Pupils enjoy learning about the culture of France and its language through songs, games and stories. Lessons are designed to engage pupils and a strong emphasis is placed on speaking French lower down the school; with UKS2 pupils having the opportunity to develop their skills in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Topics covered include basic greetings, numbers up to 100, pets, colours, food & drink, and family. The curriculum is tailored to suit the needs of the children and to ensure that good progress is being made across the year.
A variety of teaching methods are used including ICT, interactive resources, authentic material from France and books. Throughout the year, we celebrate festivals and events, which are observed in France. This will include celebrating the European Day of Languages, learning how Halloween, Christmas and Easter are celebrated in France. Each year we also have a Mardi Gras mask competition and the children also discover how the French celebrate their national day.
If you would like any further information about languages at Mossley, please get in touch with our languages coordinator, Miss Young