Intent, Implementation and Impact
|The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
At Greengate Junior School children are given the opportunity to develop their French language skills as well as learn about French culture and traditions.
Children will learn to express their thoughts and ideas in French and be able to respond through speaking and listening and in reading and writing. We believe that foreign language learning is full of rich opportunities to develop pupil’s spiritual, moral and cultural experiences.
The pupils will do this through:
At Greengate Junior school all pupils are taught all four skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing and each of these skill areas are practised, consolidated, reinforced and assessed on a regular basis. A variety of language teaching methods are used to match groups and individuals with different learning styles, these include games, role-play, use of a range of media and songs. The lessons are made as entertaining and enjoyable as possible, as we realise that this approach serves to develop a positive attitude in the children to the learning of modern foreign languages. We use the Primary French scheme of work and teachers can adapt these lessons to suit each class. At each stage, the teacher will refer to prior learning and carry out informal assessment of children’s stage of development before moving on. We have consolidated with local secondary schools to ensure our children’s learning will continue through KS3.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
Moderation staff meetings where pupil’s work is scrutinised and there is the opportunity for a dialogue between teachers to understand their class’s work
The MFL subject leader will continually monitor the impact MFL teaching is having on the children’s learning through work scrutinies to ensure the progress of knowledge and skills is being taught. They will also ensure the knowledge taught is retained by the children and continually revisited and that the learners are able to apply the skills they have been taught to a variety of different settings, showing independence with their learning.