Modern Foreign Languages- Curriculum

MFL Curriculum Impact

Our MFL curriculum has been designed to progressively develop skills in French and Spanish. We are currently using the Primary Languages Network scheme to deliver the majority of our French curriculum.


This ensures children acquire a bank of vocabulary organized around topics. They ensure development is progressive as they build on previous knowledge from units already studied. 

All children in KS2 are taught French in a weekly discreet lesson. This is delivered by the class teacher. In Y3/ Y4 children learn French and in Y5/ Y6 pupils learn Spanish.

KS1 children are introduced to MFL through exploring other languages informally when studying another country. 

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MFL Curriculum Implementation

Children enjoy and acheive in MFL through learning two languages over the four years that they are in KS2. The most important factor is that pupils have a good understand of the structure of two different languages other than English and we create enthusiasm for the love of languages and how they develop.



Teachers assess French throughout lessons using ‘assessment through learning’ at the end of each unit of work..

This helps teachers plan for future lessons. 

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MFL Progression Document

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MFL Curriculum Intent 


At Pewithall School, the intention of our MFL curriculum is to develop an interest in and thirst for learning other languages. We aim to introduce the learning of the French & Spanish language and the understanding of their culture in enjoyable and stimulating ways. We hope to embed the essential skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. We aim to build the children’s ‘culture capital’ so that they are aware of similarities and differences between cultures. In short, we hope to lay the foundations for future language learning. 

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