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Glenthorne Community Primary School



MFL curriculum offer

At Glenthorne Primary School, we recognise the importance of language as our world becomes more global. Businesses and public organisations are increasingly requiring people who can communicate in other languages. At Glenthorne Primary school, KS2 children have weekly French lessons, with optional afterschool clubs for KS1 (French) and KS2 (Spanish). These lessons and clubs are planned and delivered by the multi-award winning company ‘Lingotots’ thus ensuring that our children receive these lessons from experienced teachers with specialist knowledge.


The intention of the MFL curriculum at Glenthorne Primary School is that children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We encourage children’s confidence, we strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language. Through the effective teaching of French, we intend our pupils to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to allow them to communicate effectively with people in these languages. We strive to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing to enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning. We intend our pupils to become effective communicators within and beyond their own communities and to have a lifelong interest in language learning as a whole in addition to French and English. The Lingotots curriculum is designed to progressively develop childrens’ skills in languages, through regular taught lessons. Children progressively acquire, use and apply, a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics.


Each KS2 class has a weekly French lesson taught by experienced professionals at Lingotots. These sessions are taught in order to ensure progression and skills development.  Teachers will then

The children are taught to know and understand how to:

 • Ask and answer questions.

• Use correct pronunciation and intonation.

• Interpret meaning.

• Work in pairs and groups and communicate in French.

• Look at life in another culture.

This is implemented in a multitude of different ways including:

  • Displays are used throughout school to remind children of key vocabulary
  • Practical activities, songs and games are used to help improve memory and recall.
  • In the classroom whether possible instructions are given in French to expose children to the language as much as possible and I day to day contexts.
  • Visual prompts are used to support children in translating new vocabulary.
  • Children have workbooks which they work in which supports their learning and allows them to recap previous learning.


  • Planning- checking for coverage of knowledge, plans for skill development and progression.
  • Pupil voice – Through discussion and feedback, children share their love for French.
  • Book checks-children work in official ‘Lingotot’ books that follow the progression of languages.


If you would like to contact Lingotots, the company that offers our tuition, details can be found below.

Tel: 07538 871253



‘Teaching may be of any modern or ancient foreign language and should focus on enabling pupils to make substantial progress in one language. The teaching should provide an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and should lay the foundations for further foreign language teaching at key stage 3. It should enable pupils to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing, focused on familiar and routine matters, using their knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary.’ DfE

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