Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Here at Mossley we LOVE learning languages - here is a little bit about what we get up to...

 

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 we are very lucky that all pupils learn French! Miss Young teaches Reception and Year 1, Madame Webb teaches Year 2 and KS2. French is a weekly part of all pupils’ timetable and class teachers reinforce the topics covered with pupils throughout the week.

 

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 and listening to French before reading and writing elements are introduced in KS2. Topics covered include greetings, numbers, days and months, pets, colours and family.

 

A variety of teaching methods are used including ICT, interactive resources, authentic material from France and books. For example, pupils read La chenille qui fait des trous (Eric Carle’s ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’) to introduce the topic of food and reinforce colours.

 

Throughout the year we celebrate festivals and events which are observed in France. Last year this included a Christmas workshop run by year 9 students from Eaton Bank Academy, a Mardi Gras mask competition and a French Day in honour of Bastille Day in July when pupils dressed in red, white and blue and made croissants.

 

To find out more information about language learning at Mossley you can contact:

Miss Young (MFL coordinator): eyoung@mossleyce.cheshire.sch.uk

 

 

 

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