Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) are taught in key stage 2. At Woodfield, we teach predominantly French, however we also have a lunchtime language club for both beginner and more advanced speakers of Spanish. French lessons support children to understand the fundamentals of language teaching and cultural awareness. Empathy for others is developed through lessons which deepen children’s understanding of different cultures and language sets through a focus on practical language acquisition. Kindness and tolerance for each others’ efforts in learning how to speak and communicate in another language are apparent in lessons, and use of good manners is reinforced through collaborative teaching strategies.
A linguist leaving Woodfield has the foundations on which to build further learning in secondary school. They are able to understand and respond to both spoken and written sources and have an understanding of basic grammar in French (and how this differs to English).