“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things."    Flora Lewis                                                                                                                     

It is our intent at Hinchley Wood Primary School to provide all of our children in KS2 with a high-quality education in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), which develops their love of learning about other languages. We intend to provide a high-quality MFL education which fosters pupil curiosity, deepens the understanding of world cultures and provides an opening for worldwide career prospects and experiences.

Our current MFL taught is French and is delivered from Year 3 – Year 6 by French specialists. All pupils are taught essential aspects of vocabulary, spoken and written language, grammar and an appreciation of language differences.  Our MFL curriculum enables pupils to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in both speech and writing, using a knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary. It is focused on familiar and routine contexts to enable children to apply knowledge of the new language to their own experiences. As the French curriculum progresses, pupils will begin to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and improve the accuracy of their pronunciation. Oral and written activities are used to achieve the curriculum aims. ‘Listen and respond', conversation, songs, games, video clips and a variety of written activities are all used to achieve progression and engage children in the learning of an additional language.

We believe that learning an additional language can open the doors for the future and widen the possibilities for our pupils.

 “To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.”  

Chinese Proverb


French road map