At Ripley Endowed CE, Beckwithshaw and Kettlesing Federation of schools, we aim to instil a love of language learning in our pupils and an awareness of other cultures. We cherish our children and help them to flourish in all aspects of life therefore we want pupils to develop the confidence to communicate in French for practical purposes, using both the written and spoken language. Through use of the Kapow scheme of work, we aim to give pupils a foundation for language learning that encourages and enables them to apply their skills to learning further languages, developing a strong understanding of the English language, facilitating future study and opening opportunities to learn and work in other countries in later life should they choose to. We place the language learner at the centre of what we do and recognise the valuable links between French and the other curriculum subjects.

The scheme of work is designed with six strands that run throughout.

These are: • Speaking and pronunciation • Grammar • Listening • Intercultural understanding • Reading and writing • Language detective skills

Our Progression of skills and knowledge shows the skills and knowledge that are taught within each year group and how these skills develop to ensure that attainment targets are securely met by the end of Key Stage 2. Through the Kapow Primary French scheme, pupils are given opportunities to communicate for practical purposes around familiar subjects and routines. The scheme provides balanced opportunities for communication in both spoken and written French, although in Year 3 the focus is on developing oral skills, before incorporating written French during Year 4 and beyond. It is a spiral curriculum, with key skills and vocabulary revisited repeatedly with increasing complexity, allowing pupils to revise and build on their previous learning. Cross-curricular links are included throughout our French units, allowing children to make connections and apply their language skills to other areas of their learning,.

The expected impact of following our MFL scheme of work is that children will be able to engage in purposeful dialogue in practical situations (e.g., ordering in a cafe, following directions) and express an opinion, knowing more and remembering more. They will make increasingly accurate attempts to read unfamiliar words, phrases, and short texts and speak and read aloud with confidence and increased accuracy in pronunciation. In addition, they will demonstrate understanding of spoken language by listening and responding appropriately and be able to identify word classes in a sentence and apply grammatical rules they have learnt. They will meet the end of Key Stage 2 expectations outlined in the National Curriculum for Languages.