At Whitmore Park Primary School, we believe that good quality language education can help pupils to develop a curiosity for other cultures and deepen their understanding of the world. We aim to enable pupils to be able to actively participate in a multicultural and mutually respectful world.
At Whitmore Park, Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) are introduced formally across all of Key Stage 2 through the learning of German. The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
- understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
- 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
- can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
- discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied
As pupils progress through school, they are taught an increasing and wider range of vocabulary and skills. They begin in Year 3 with greetings and how to introduce themselves. By the end of Year 6 they will have learnt how to talk, read and write about a whole range of topics, including family, pets, days and months of the year. But MFL isn’t only about the learning of a language, as part of our curriculum we look into different aspects of German culture as well, for example in Year 5 we look at some of German public holidays.
If you wish to find out more about our curriculum please follow the link below to our whole school long term plan.
As part of our drive for progress, pupils are regularly assessed to inform planning and to ensure that pupils are challenged appropriately.