Modern Foreign Language (MFL)
At St Philip’s, the languages curriculum aims to foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world, providing a solid foundation for learning further languages in the future. We are committed to teaching in a creative and academically rigorous way, using a range of materials and medias to enhance learning for the pupils.
Our Language provision recognises that learning a foreign language not only enhances general communication language skills across the curriculum, but also offers an opening to other cultures. We aim to foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world, providing a solid foundation for learning further languages in the future.
Learning a foreign language makes you think about cultural differences, and celebrate the fact that other people are different. Not only does learning a language improve your linguistic skills, it also can support wider learning such as Spelling, punctuation and Grammar, give great cross-curricular links and enhance the development of listening skills, reading skills, decoding and memory skills.
Here at St Philip’s, we focus on the language of French. It is taught across Key Stage 2 on a weekly basis and we use the iLanguages Scheme of Work to support and resource these lessons. Key Stage One are taught basic French instructions and vocabulary as part of their day to day learning.
As a school we have links with other schools in France and have a strong pen-pal link with a year 5 class to a school in France. The school was re-awarded ‘International School’ status in September 2018. We have also been re-awarded ‘Fair Trade’ status in December 2019. We have held Fair Trade status as a school since 2013.