Modern Foreign Languages and Ancient Languages
HPS - MFL Curriculum Aims
- We hope to foster our pupils' curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world through the experience provided by learning another language – French, Spanish and Latin.
- Pupils should be able to express their ideas and thoughts in another language whilst understanding and responding to its speakers in speech and writing.
- We intend to provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read literature in a foreign language.
- We hope that by learning a language, our children will be inspired to learn languages further, equipping them with the means to widen their horizons.
- Safeguard our children from insularity and provide an interest in and an awareness of other cultures.
- Specialist language teachers deliver all lessons throughout the academic year.
Through a relevant, rich and varied MFL curriculum, HPS's children will develop their social and emotional link to the immediate community and acquire the necessary linguistic skills to keep up with the changing world. At HPS, we intend to create space and opportunity for cultural appreciation of our society's diversity and their own and others' heritage.
Following a curriculum of our design, we want children to:
- Listen attentively to spoken language
- Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes, linking words' spelling, sound and meaning.
- Speak in sentences, using familiar and new vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures. Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.
- Broaden their vocabulary
- Write phrases from memory and create new sentences
- Become familiar with rudimentary grammar
Latin is taught in Y6. This helps children connect Latin and English grammar and vocabulary and gives them the key to unlocking English.
Mandarin is also offered as an additional curriculum activity.