Modern Foreign Language (MFL) - French
At St John’s, we believe learning a new language is an invaluable life skill that encourages children to discover something new, deepen their understanding of the world and also develops their awareness of different languages we have in our Coventry community. At our school, we will aim to make learning French enjoyable and meaningful. It will give children the knowledge, skills and vocabulary necessary for them to develop their confidence and understanding of learning a new language to enable them to achieve well both within our school, and across future educational settings. A carefully sequenced French Routeway, alongside clearly sequenced units and links where appropriate to our bespoke St. John’s foundation curriculum will enable the children to acquire new knowledge, vocabulary and skills, whilst developing their prior knowledge. Throughout KS2, children will become more knowledgeable and confident, resulting in them flourishing in French. By demonstrating our school values of Excellence and Drive, as well as applying self-regulation learning strategies, children at our school will continue to develop as linguists, building their confidence with speaking, reading, listening and writing in French.
French is taught in Years 3-6 for 40 minutes each week, although this is flexible across a half term depending on the learning and outcomes for the lesson. Outcomes are recorded in French books through written activities and spoken French is captured with QR codes.
Our curriculum policy can be found here.
The St John's Approach to teaching - French