Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
Modern Foreign Languages at Lostock Gralam Church of England School 2018-19.
Children at Lostock Gralam learn languages throughout Key Stage 2. In Years 3 and 4, the children learn Spanish, before moving onto French in Years 5 and 6. This provides them with a sound basis before moving onto secondary school. A lunchtime Spanish club also offers the opportunity for children in Years 5 and 6 to continue Spanish and for children in Key Stage 1 to have a taster of the language. Within weekly MFL lessons, there is a strong emphasis on fostering an enjoyment of languages. Therefore, songs, rhymes, puppets and games form an integral part of each lesson. Pupils are encouraged to ‘share what they have noticed’, identifying similarities with their own language, as well as differences (such as accents and punctuation). They are encouraged to participate in roleplays to practise and share their learning, and to develop oral confidence.