Modern Foreign Languages
MFL Curriculum Intent
Connecting with learning
At Radcliffe on Trent Juniors we recognise the importance of children learning a language in today’s multicultural society. We look to build children’s confidence, communication and creative skills through the exploration of another language. Children progress from listening and responding in oral form to reading and writing French with the complexity increasing according to age and ability. Using metacognition learning strategies, children regularly revisit vocabulary, questions and conversations. Learning is differentiated to suit all abilities and made engaging and memorable through the use of games, songs and real-life scenarios.
Connecting with our community
Through learning a language, children are encouraged to develop an interest in all languages, and encouraged to celebrate their own and the language heritage of their peers. As our school expands we are embracing the number of EAL learners and celebrate the variety of languages and skills they contribute to our school. French is the core language taught at our linked Secondary School, South Nottinghamshire Academy, so children transfer to KS3 well prepared to continue and develop their language skills. We also promote languages, with extra-curricular clubs run by experience language specialists.
Connecting with others
Through learning another language, children are provided with a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to develop their awareness of cultural differences. With French being spoken in 29 countries across multiple continents, children are taught about and inspired by a variety of places, traditions and festivals.