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Modern Foreign Languages


Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. At Priory Primary, the intention of our MFL curriculum is to develop an interest in and thirst for learning other languages. We aim to foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching will enable children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Through the language teaching, we aim to provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping children to study and work in other countries. 


• Children will be provided with opportunities to communicate with each other in the target language.  

• Children will be given the opportunity to look at other languages – particularly if children are bilingual.  

• Children will learn how language skills can be applied to a range of languages.  

• To make young children aware that language has structure, and that the structure differs from one language to another;  

• Children will develop their language through development of the four key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.  

• Children will enrich their language learning by developing an understanding of culture. 

Curriculum Map


Progression in MFL

Knowledge Organisers