Hadley Learning Community: Languages
The core language taught at Hadley Learning Community Primary is French. The intention of the French curriculum is that children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We encourage children’s confidence, we strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language. We strive to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing necessary to enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.
Our curriculum is designed to progressively develop children skills in languages, through regular taught lessons. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics.
We provide French language learning in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Each class has 1 x 30minute MFL lessons which is taught on a weekly basis. A variety of language teaching methods are used to match groups and individuals with different learning styles, these include games, role-play, use of a range of media and songs. The lessons are made as entertaining and enjoyable as possible, as we realise that this approach serves to develop a positive attitude in the children to the learning of modern foreign languages.
There is a clear progression of skills and understanding that builds through Key Stage based on the National Curriculum Programme of Study. Teachers plan lessons with access to the Salut! Scheme of Work, which supports staff in ensuring that their delivery of French is accurate, even if they are not a French speaker themselves. This planning takes account of prior learning and builds on this. At each stage, the teacher will refer to prior learning and carry out informal assessment of children’s stage of development before moving on.