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Languages - French

Curriculum Intent Statement - Modern Foreign Languages (MfL)

At Fulwood and Cadley, the intent of MFL is to allow children to learn a language and explore other cultures. The high-quality of the languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. They will get an in-depth study of French, as well as spending some time learning some British Sign Language (BSL) during national BSL week. Staff are also encouraged to help the children learn some basic greetings in other languages when studying countries as part of geography, such as Mandarin Chinese or Greek. This wide range of language teaching will be practical and informative, providing them with the foundation to learn further languages or a familiar language at a deeper level. The use of BSL will support them in talking to people from the deaf community and help them to appreciate how different people communicate. MFL will be made practical through the use of pen pals and internationally themed days within school, as well as inviting people in who speak a foreign language in order to learn about that language and culture.

Mrs Robinson (Class 10 teacher) is MfL lead.

If you would like to know more about the MfL curriculum, please contact her on