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Modern Foreign Languages

Bonjour! At Marshfield Primary, we recognise the importance of learning modern foreign languages in today’s global society. Our French curriculum, starting from Year 3 in Key Stage 2, builds on the natural curiosity of children and develops both their language skills and cultural awareness, enabling them to communicate effectively and appreciate the richness of French-speaking cultures. By the time they leave us, children will be confident and competent in French, ready for their time in Key Stage 3 and aware of the many opportunities that language skills can offer.

We adopt a fully inclusive, mind-friendly approach to teaching and learning in French where children are sufficiently challenged in a supportive environment. All teachers follow a clear teaching sequence of progression throughout each area of French, following the CUSP Modern Foreign Languages scheme.

Aims

The national curriculum for modern foreign languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

- Develop an appreciation and understanding of the cultural richness of French-speaking countries.
- Develop communication skills through listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French.
- Are equipped with the language skills required to engage with French speakers and resources, today and in the future.

Learning French supports learning across the curriculum: it enhances cognitive development, provides opportunities to apply knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, and fosters a broader understanding of global cultures, preparing children for a more interconnected world.