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Anthony Bek Primary School

MFL – intent, implementation and impact


At Anthony Bek Primary School, it is our intention to build a MFL curriculum which develops children’s love of learning a new language and culture and in doing so, develop a resilience in language learning, as well as an enjoyment of it through a progressive scheme of work focusing on all four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.  We also wish children to foster an understanding of the relevance and benefit of learning another language in today’s ever increasing internationally collaborative world.



French is taught to all children in KS2 in weekly lessons. We follow a French course (KAPOW) to develop the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing within the subject. In the initial stages of our teaching, we place particular emphasis on speaking and listening. Our children are taught to listen attentively to spoken language and respond, joining in with songs, rhymes and games.

Strong subject knowledge is vital for staff to be able to deliver a highly effective languages curriculum. Each unit of lessons includes multiple teacher videos to develop subject knowledge and support ongoing CPD. This has been created with the understanding that many teachers do not feel confident delivering the full language’s curriculum and every effort has been made to ensure that they feel supported to deliver lessons of a high standard that ensure pupil progression.


By the end of Year 6, children should be able to engage in purposeful dialogue in practical situations such as following directions, ordering in a café etc. They should also have a more thorough understanding of grammatical rules and how they impact the spellings/pronunciation of words which will leave children in a better place to become successful at MFL in secondary schools.