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Part of Every Child Matters Academy Trust


At Ladywood Primary School, the intent of the MFL (French) curriculum is to ensure that pupils gain systematic knowledge of the three pillars of language learning - phonics, grammar and vocabulary - in an enjoyable and stimulating way. We aim to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing to enable the children to use and apply their language learning in a variety of contexts and to lay the foundations for future language learning. We provide an introduction to the culture of France (and other Francophone countries and communities) so that children develop a tolerance and respect of different people and places, whilst fostering their curiosity and understanding of the wider world. Discrete French lessons, with a French speaking teacher, means children are exposed to authentic, conversational French and they are also provided with further opportunities to listen to native French speakers.