MFL Curriculum

MFL Curriculum Overview

Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping children to study and work in other countries.

MFL Curriculum 3III
MFL Knowledge and Skills Ladder
MFL Curriculum Drivers

European Day of Languages

On Monday 26th September the children had lots of fun celebrating the ‘European Day of Languages’. It gave us lots of opportunities to take part in activities exploring different languages, learning about other European countries and celebrating the range of languages that many of our school families speak.  


Here are some of the things the children have been learning about!  

  • Reception have been answering the register every day in different languages 
  • Year 1 sang the song ‘Hello to all the Children of the World’ and discussed the different ways children greet each other 
  • Year 2 have learned familiar songs in different languages such as 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' in French  
  • Year 3 learned how to say hello in different languages and have learned a range of Spanish phrases 
  • Year 4 completed a matching flag quiz to European countries using atlases as well as learning to greet others in 15 different languages 
  • Year 5 looked at greetings in a range of European languages and played a matching card game to try and match up phrases and their translations 
  • Year 6 watched a video debating whether the world should have one global language and wrote a balanced argument in response