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Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:11


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MfL statement of intent

Learning a language enriches the curriculum helping to create enthusiastic learners, which in turn leads to developing positive attitudes to language learning throughout life. The skills, knowledge and understanding gained contribute to the development of children’s oracy and literacy and to their understanding of their own culture and those of others.

MFL (French) units provide pupils with opportunities to:

At Thatcham Park, our MFL curriculum has been designed to progressively develop skills in French.

  • To introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating.
  • To develop an interest in learning other languages.
  • To encourage children’s confidence and creative skills through the exploration of another language.
  • To stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language.
  • To help children develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries.
  • To develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
  • To speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • To lay the foundations for future language learning.
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