Bishop Hooper Church of England Primary

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The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our curriculum - MFL - French


At Bishop Hooper, the intention of our Modern Foreign Languages curriculum is to develop an interest and thirst for learning other languages. We aim to introduce the learning of the French language and the understanding of its culture in enjoyable and stimulating ways. We hope to embed the essential skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. We aim to build the child's 'culture capital' so that they are aware of similarities and differences between cultures. We hope to lay the foundations for future learning by preparing our children with the basics of the French language in readiness for their transition to secondary school, where they will continue with their MFL journey.


Our MFL curriculum has been designed to progressively develop skills in French. We are currently using the Twinkl units to deliver our French lessons. These ensure children acquire a bank of vocabulary around organised and sequenced topics. They ensure development is progressive as they build on previous knowledge from units already studied.


All children in KS2 are taught French in a weekly discreet lesson. This is delivered by the class teacher. We also focus on languages, including French through worship songs and special study/activity days.


Our children will transition to their respective secondary schools ready to build on their basic knowledge of the French language. They will have an understanding of French culture, customs, celebrations, food, landmarks etc. We hope that their learning about France and the French culture will create a desire to travel beyond their local community and experience other countries and cultures around the world.