Modern Foreign Languages

The teaching of a modern foreign language is provided for every child in Key Stage 2 at Sherwood School. The school’s language of choice is French, however other languages may be taught according to the expertise of individual teachers. Visiting teachers and students from local secondary schools offer opportunities for pupils to experience German, Spanish or other MFL.

In Key Stage 2, lessons in MFL take place from the summer term of Year 3 until the end of the autumn term of Year 6. These lessons follow the five strands of the Framework for Languages, these being Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and lntercultural Understanding; we adopt a creative approach for language teaching in all these areas, using a range of exciting resources, ICT, books and drama techniques. In Key stage 1, pupils engage in short activities in MFL such as answering the register in French, and simple songs and games.

Our MFL curriculum has been carefully planned to support our pupils in progressively developing knowledge in terms of:

  • the geography of France, including the capital city and other major towns and cities;
  • appreciation of the culture of France - investigating the world and people around us, comparing life in France to life in the UK;
  • how the French language is made up and making links to English and other languages.

We encourage our children to ask questions; learning a new language is exciting for children and their curiosity regarding other languages and cultures is embraced.

Our vocabulary rich curriculum supports the learning of a modern foreign language, providing children with the chance to deeply explore how words are made up, and constantly making links between English, French and other languages. 

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Sherwood Primary School, Sherwood Way, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9GA

Miss G Worthington | Tel: 01772 719093 | Email:

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