Howletch Lane
Primary School


French at Howletch Lane Primary School: Intent

At Howletch Lane Primary school we want all our pupils to 

  • To build a MFL curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which enables children access to wider curriculum and prepare children to be a global citizen now
  • Develop resilience in language learning, as well as an enjoyment of it through a progressive scheme of work focussing on all four skills of speakinglisteningreading and writing
  • Foster an understanding of the relevance of and the benefit of learning another language in today’s world
  • Acquire language learning strategies for the memorisation and retrieval of the new language learnt
  • Develop the skill of how to use a bi-lingual dictionary to decode unfamiliar language
  • Be able to manipulate language to speak and write sentences creatively, using knowledge of grammar and key structures
  • Have a good grasp of the key sounds of the French language and their corresponding graphemes and be able to apply this knowledge when speaking, listening and reading aloud
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the cultural differences and similarities between their own country and the countries where the language is spoken
  • Demonstrate progress in learning French and work towards or meet the targets of the Key Stage 2 Programme of Study for Languages
  • Demonstrate a readiness for language learning in Key Stage 3

At Howletch Lane, we follow the Rachel Hawkes Scheme of work for French ( but adapt it to our curriculum and the needs of the children.

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