MFL at Pittington      

In our school, French is the chosen Modern Foreign Language (MFL) which we study.

Towards the end of Year 2, children are excited to receive introductory lessons as part of their transition into Key Stage 2.

Once in Key Stage 2, children receive regular French lessons.  Below is our current long term plan whereby each topic area builds upon previous learning.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

                 Y3

All about me

Games and Songs

Portraits

                 Y4 

Let’s go

The Four Friends

Life and Health

                 Y5

Planets

On our way to school

Beach Scene

                 Y6

Our World

The Café

Durham - Past and Present

An example of this can be given from Term 3 in Year 3.  At this point, children are introduced to colours which are used to describe simple facial features.  By Year 5, in the Beach Scene unit, colours are revisited and used in full sentences to describe Degas’ painting.  

This time, not only will the noun and adjectives will be in the correct order (which is different to English), but masculine and feminine noun agreement with the adjectives will also be taught. Here are a couple examples of our Year 5 sentences:

Elle porte une jupe noire.

Le ciel est gris.

Elle brosse les cheveux de la fille.

We learn French in a variety of ways, including singing, playing games and role play. In the following photograph, Lower Key Stage 2 children are role-playing being in a French market.

Here is a clip of children singing a traditional French song called ‘Sur le pont d'Avignon’ (On the bridge of Avignon).

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