MFL - French
Modern Foreign Language - French
Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures. It encourages pupils' curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world.
At Uplands Junior School, French is taught from Year 3 to Year 6 with children receiving a 40-50 minute lesson every week from a specialist language teacher. Pupils are encouraged to express their ideas and thoughts through the teaching of French and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing.
The focus of study is on practical communication, particularly in Years 3 and 4 with more reading and writing being included in Years 5 and 6. Pupils develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning. They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between foreign languages and English.