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Subject Leader Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact Overview - MFL

‘Every child has an enquiring mind about the world and their place in it.'

 At Sherwood Park our MFL curriculum is delivers a curriculum which is accessible to all and gives children an insight into other cultures. With a belief that fostering children’s curiosity and love of language provides them with a multi-cultural richness and a deeper understanding of the world they live in and their place in it. Introducing children to MFL through

French provides them with a springboard to learning other languages, while being fun and engaging.



  • Our intent for our MFL curriculum is to have clear progression in the understanding of French throughout the school.
  • All teachers to be given support in understanding the vision and following our curriculum.
  • To build a MFL curriculum, which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which enables children to access the wider curriculum.
  • To prepare children to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community.
  • Develop children’s knowledge to be able to communicate in another language other than English.
  • To design, and resource, a French programme of work within the MFL curriculum which enables pupils to explore the cultural capital of another country through its language and traditions.
  • Prepare children for learning language at a greater depth, giving them experience in both writing and conversing with others in French.
  • To provide opportunities across cross-curriculum areas, where French is developed.
  • Children understand why they are learning French and the value to them.



  • Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum.
  • To teach through a discrete lesson and in addition, where possible cross-curricula.
  • The MFL curriculum focuses on the statutory curriculum and enhances this by developing cultural capital.
  • Wider Curriculum MFL will be reinforced through Enrichment days and a French summer picnic.
  • To use French when appropriate in whole school assemblies making a link to French culture.



  • The impact is an increased enjoyment and understanding of different cultures.
  • Skills that are transferable in the next stage of their education and their future.

·     Children will recognise and apply key French vocabulary verbally.

·     Children will be able to write a limited amount in French.

  • The large majority of children will achieve age related expectations by the end of the year.
  • Children will retain knowledge through fun and engaging, learning experience.

A greater awareness of a previously unfamiliar culture therefore linking to the Equality Act and British Fundamental Values.

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