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Harthill Primary School

‘A school at the heart of its village’


At Harthill Primary School we make MFL an enjoyable learning experience for all pupils. French is the language currently being learnt by each class.
In EYFS and KS1, children have access to languages through role play, rhymes and songs. Puppets and soft toys may be used to demonstrate aspects of the language. MFL is taught through a weekly discreet 20 minute lesson. Opportunities for speaking and listening will develop an awareness of other languages and the use of authentic materials will provide an introduction to different cultures.
A variety of styles and methods are used when teaching languages. Games, songs, stories, kinaesthetic activities, flashcards and interactive whiteboard tasks are widely used, as are audio materials and DVDs. 
In Key Stage 2 French is usually taught in discreet half hour blocks in year groups. Much language learning can be taught informally and incidentally through using the language for real purposes e.g. taking the register, classroom commands, numeracy mental warm-ups, celebrating achievements and birthdays. With the addition of this informal teaching time, the recommended one hour per week for the Key Stage 2 MFL Framework is met.
French is delivered by the class teacher throughout school, for further information about how French is delivered through school please see your child's class teacher and/ or subject coordinator.