Modern Foreign Languages
Our MFL subject leader across the federation is Mrs Collins. She has chosen to use the Language Angels (log in details available on request from the office) scheme to enable our children to access a foreign language. The award-winning scheme is designed to allow primary school teachers, irrespective of their linguistic ability, to teach the foreign language of their choice. Units vary from Early Language Units (which are ideal for children with little or no previous foreign language knowledge) all the way through to Progressive Units (which are great for extending and challenging pupils with a sound understanding of the basics of the language they are learning)
At Barlow primary School for example, as well as French, the children have experienced other languages through various topic days, such as Japan Day or French Breakfast. They also made links to their personal experiences from other countries they have visited, or from family backgrounds.
The curriculum plan for this year will include: Colours and numbers, animals, family, seasons, ancient Britain, healthy living, phonics and regular verbs.
Learning is evidenced in books, classroom displays, newsletters, trips and wherever possible through cross-curricular activities.