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MFL French

Intent statement for French:


We can be linguists.


MFL at St. Matthews is taught to develop the child’s sense of excitement, curiosity and understanding of the world and a sense of cultural awareness. through teaching and learning in French.


MFL lessons will give children:


  • an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating
  • the opportunities to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in French, laying the foundations for future language learning
  • an awareness, appreciation and understanding of the differences in the cultures of the world
  • an understanding of how languages can help us interact with others on a meaningful level

European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages is on Monday 26th September 2022.  In order to celebrate it as a school, Madame Richardson will prepare a special assembly for the children and she has also compiled a list of wonderful apps, television programmes and music links you can use with your child at home.  


During that week the children will also listen to the song below to celebrate languages.  It expresses how nice and kind it is when someone says "Hello" in any country and says that the universal and most beautiful language is the one we talk with our heart.  As kindness and compassion is our Collective Worship theme for the first half term, it seems a very fitting song to explore with the children.


The link to the song, as well as the list of activities and apps can be found below:


Please ensure all relevant parental controls are on your device before accessing any of the above or below links.  If you require further support with this, please refer to our e-safety information listed in the parents section of our website.