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Modern Foreign Languages

We have a proud tradition of MFL learning at Calverley Parkside and our pupils have been enjoying the benefits of early language learning for several years now.

We believe that learning a language:
  • Can be fun
  • Helps develop self -confidence
  • Enriches our understanding of our own language
  • Supports thinking skills
  • Broadens pupils’ understanding of the world around them
  • Is a valuable skill for life in today’s global world
In Foundation Stage and Key stage One, languages are introduced through songs and rhymes. We teach French as our statutory language in Key Stage 2. During their four years of learning, you children will learn to:
  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing
  • understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.