At Lindens Primary School we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils.
MFL helps to develop communication skills including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works. Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others. At Lindens we provide age-appropriate primary languages learning opportunities for all children throughout the school.
To ensure that children at Lindens Primary School achieve a developed understanding of a Modern Foreign Language we have chosen to focus on learning French from Years 3 to 5.
Then, to guarantee Lindens pupils get the best start at Secondary School we also offer Spanish in Year 6 , as our main feeder school, Streetly Academy, teaches both languages.
We also offer an introduction to French in Year 2 through story to replicate early language acquisition following a scheme called ‘One Third Stories’. We feel that this, as well as incidental learning of languages through our Creative Curriculum topics in Key Stage 1, provides a solid foundation for learning as the children progress throughout our school.
We use a variety of resources to ensure coverage of the Languages programme of study including, Twinkl’ - which provides the basis of our schemes of work across years 3-6 for French and Spanish. ‘Salut’- which offers interactive games and activities and ‘One Third Stories’ -which offers early introduction to languages through story and role play.
Please refer to our policy document below to find out more about the teaching of MFL in our school:-