Modern Foreign Language
Modern Foreign Languages (Mandarin) - Intent, Implementation and Impact
Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy
“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”
Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) liberates the children from insularity and provides them with the opening to other cultures. The children will be provided with Chinese lessons of a high-equality which will foster their curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. MFL will enhance the culture understanding of the world. Our curriculum aim will ensure that the children can understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources. We will ensure the children are speaking with confidence and fluency through discussion and asking questions. By learning Chinese the children will have the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries. It will also enhance the culture understanding of how people live and communicate in other countries and communities.
Implementation: What does MFL look like at HPAMA? Overview:
How will we implement the teaching of Modern Foreign Languages?
The national curriculum for languages aim 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 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, suing the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.
- Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in Chinese.
At Mayflower a team of specialist teachers are employed to provide a high level of teaching of Chinese. Children in EYFS and KS1 have the opportunity to learn different songs and rhymes in Chinese as well as familiar phrases and context eg. Family.
In order for the pupils to make substantial progress, we have committed to one hour of Chinese lessons every week in KS2.
It is vital that the children have the opportunity to listen attentively to the spoken language and then show their understanding by joining in and responding. This will enable the children to speak in sentences using familiar phrases and basic language structures. As the children understand the Pin Yin they will be able to understand simple phrases and write familiar sentences from memory. In upper KS2 children will also develop their ability to read Chinese characters and copy them, writing the strokes in the correct order.
Children will be able to access a curriculum that will enable them to make effective decisions and links across other areas of learning. Children will have a respectful view of others and develop their own understanding of another language in addition to their own. Key vocabulary and specific aspects of learning will be supported by a knowledge organiser. This will be sent home in advance of the unit, and will allow children to make a head start on their learning, and will enable the parents and carers to have a clear understanding of what will be taught.
Teacher will use a range of assessment tools to provide adequate information to show the progress for each child and their development points.
- Assessment for learning
- Challenge tasks
- Enquiry tasks
- Quizzing, multiple choice and end of unit questions.
- Pupil voice
|Mandarin Overview 2017 2018||27th Apr 2018||Download|
|MFL Policy December 2017||30th Apr 2018||Download|
|Year 1 Curriculum Overview Autumn 1||16th Sep 2019||Download|
|Year 2 Curriculum Overview Autumn 1||16th Sep 2019||Download|
|Year 3 Curriculum Overview Autumn 1||16th Sep 2019||Download|
|Year 4 Curriculum Map Autumn 1||16th Sep 2019||Download|
|Year 5 Curriculum Overview Autumn 1||16th Sep 2019||Download|
|New Harris Primary Curriculum 2019||09th Jan 2020||Download|
|MFL Intent Implementation Impact||13th Jan 2020||Download|