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St Peter's Catholic Primary School & Little Fishes Pre-School

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“A different language is a different vision of life." -
Federico Fellini


An essential part of our focus as a Catholic school is on the importance of the development of the whole child. Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster children's curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. Here at St. Peter’s we learn French.


The intention of the MFL curriculum at St. Peter’s is that children develop an interest in learning French in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We encourage children’s confidence, creative skills and curiosity about language and help them develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries. 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.


All our children in KS2 will have regular language lessons.




The curriculum for MFL 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 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.