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Modern Foreign Languages 

Modern Foreign Languages Intent Statement


At The John Moore Primary School, we aspire to be linguists! The core language taught in Key Stage 2 is French.


During the delivery of our French lessons we aim to develop a curiosity about the world beyond that of the United Kingdom.  We want to broaden the children’s’ knowledge, experience of other cultures establishing an understanding and an awareness of the similarities and differences in our world.  Children will be encouraged to develop a mutual respect of cultures, religions and traditions by challenging stereotypes.


Our teaching of French focuses on establishing a solid foundation where there is a balance between both spoken and written French and learning about the lives and culture of our French neighbours.  We aim to equip our pupils with the skills necessary to become respectful, responsible, global citizens upholding our British Values and linking these to other cultures. . Our planning is based upon the La Jolie Ronde scheme of work that covers all the components of the programme of study. We aim to foster with our children a love of foreign languages ensuring that by the time the pupils leave our care they are able to speak with increasing confidence and with a desire to continue to learn, standing them in good stead to continue in Key Stage 3.

We want our children to develop an inquisitive nature and show curiosity of the world around them.  Confidently embrace new experiences and be confidently communicate in French displaying a ‘have a go’ attitude. Our teaching ensures that the children enjoy their learning, appreciate stories, songs, games, poems and rhymes in French and learn to read and write French with growing understanding and fluency.

We want the children to be proud of their successes by sharing their progress in written and pictorial ways and celebrating in assemblies.


Our aims in teaching a language are;

·         To develop an interest in learning other languages.

·         To introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating.

·         To encourage children’s confidence curiosity about language.

·         To encourage children to be aware that language has a structure and that the structure differs from one language to another.

·         To help children develop their awareness and tolerance of cultural differences in other countries.

·         To develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

·         To lay the foundations for future learning

Key Documents 

Modern Foreign Language National Curriculum Programme of Study 

The John Moore Primary School MFL Curriculum Overview

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