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Modern Foreign Languages at Quarry Mount Primary School. 


It is our intent, at Quarry Mount Primary School, to provide all our children with a high-quality education in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures and helps provide them with an understanding of the world. We aim to build the children's 'cultural capital' so that they have a knowledge and understanding of the richness and diversity between cultures. As a rich, multicultural city school, where many of our children are already bilingual, with over 33 different languages being spoken by our families in addition to English, teaching a modern foreign language supports us celebrating the languages we have in school.

All pupils at Quarry Mount will be expected to achieve their full potential in their foreign language learning (French) - the aim is that pupils will feel confident engaging in spoken French, develop skills in reading, listening and writing, and know how important languages will be in their future.

We hope that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and curiosity about languages, finding them enjoyable and exciting and show a desire to continue their language learning past KS 2. Although our current MFL taught is French, we strive to provide children with opportunities to experience a range of other languages and celebrate the growing diversity of our pupils and the languages they speak such as Arabic

Languages are at the centre of Quarry Mount Primary School due to so many different languages being spoken by our children. We believe that learning another language gives children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others, which feeds into our whole school values of PROUD where many religions and cultures are represented.

The National Curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating
  • say what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.