At Anthony Bek, we follow the Kapow scheme of work for French as a Modern Foreign Language. We officially begin the MFL curriculum in Year 3 but all year groups are exposed to other languages from the Early Years.
At Anthony Bek school, we intend that children should master Languages to such an extent that they can go on to have careers within languages and make use of languages effectively in their everyday lives. Our children will be taught Languages in a way that ensures progression of skills, and follows a sequence to build on previous learning. Our children will gain experience and skills in different areas of Languages in a way that will enhance their learning opportunities, enabling them to use their knowledge and skills across a range of subjects to be creative and solve problems, ensuring they make progress.
The curriculum IMPLEMENTATION is divided into 5 strands so that all children can become language detectives:
We follow a broad and balanced Languages curriculum that builds on previous learning and provides both support and challenge for learners. All classes from Year 3 - 6 have a dedicated Languages session each week with incidental language learning being taught within other subject areas when appropriate. To fast track the children, we are currently teaching the Year 3 objectives to all classes in Key Stage 2 but years 4, 5 and 6 are developing their skills at a faster rate in order to complete the objectives in their own year's curriculum too.
We want our rich languages curriculum to have a lifelong IMPACT on our children, so that they can appreciate the value of languages in their personal lives as well as the career opportunities it may offer. We monitor the effectiveness of our curriculum by holding pupil interviews, planning and work scrutiny exercises and in lesson observations. We want our children to talk confidently and knowledgably about their learning in Languages and to openly share their work with others.