Modern Foreign Languages

Children at Manor study French in Key Stage 2

There are clear end of year expectations for each Year Group based on the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum.

MFL in Year 3

In Year 3 the children will:

  • Listen attentively to spoken French and show understanding by joining in and responding.
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in French.

MFL in Year 4

In Year 4 children will:

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes
  • engage in conversations
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
  • read carefully and show understanding of words and phrases
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing
  • understand basic grammar E.G. feminine, masculine and neuter forms

MFL in Year 5

In Year 5 the children will:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences*
  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing

MFL in Year 6

Pupils will be taught to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and repsonding
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engage inconversations; ask and answer questions; express opinionsand respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • appreciate songs, poem and rhymes in the language
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing

The children will use converational French. They will make links with their World War Two learning journey, using their ability to make sense of written French to find out about evacuees. They will be encouraged to engage in conversations using accurate pronunciation, and they will learn how to express opinions and sing songs.