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The national curriculum outlines that students should be given the opportunity to make significant progress in a foreign language. The language of choice here at Thorpe-Lea is French and we strive to deliver our teaching of this subject to a high standard and create a passion for language learning amongst the pupils.


MFL is lead by Miss Hosford, who previously worked as an MFL teacher, teaching both French and Spanish, to students in KS3 and KS4. Miss Hosford has a good understanding of MFL expectations in secondary schools, and has adapted the curriculum here at the Thorpe Lea to prepare pupils well for their future language learning journeys.


Language learning is based on the development of four key skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Our planning allows for good coverage of these skills over the course of the four years. Pupils gradually develop and build on each competency year by year, as well as learning key grammar rules. By the time students reach year 6 they should have made significant progress in all 4 skills. Pupils progression in reading, writing, speaking and listening is assessed on a half termly basis, using assessments created to link to each stage in the Eurostars scheme of work.


Please find below a basic overview of the KS2 curriculum which follows Rising Stars Eurostars scheme of work. This is a scheme of work that began to be phased in in September 2018, therefore, you may notice that there is a current overlap of topics in years 5 and 6. Until this scheme is fully embedded into our KS2 curriculum, topics are subject to change on a yearly basis based on the language learning needs of each class.


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Year 3

Stage 1

All About Me Games and Songs Celebrations Portraits The Four Friend Growing Things

Year 4

Stage 2

All Aboard Pocket Money Tell me a Story Our Sporting Lives The Carnival of Animals What's the Weather Like?

Year 5

Stage 3

Healthy Eating I am the Music Man On the Way to School Beach Scene The Return of Spring The Planets

Year 6

Stage 3

Healthy Eating I am the Music Man On the Way to School Beach Scene The Return of Spring The Planets