St Nicholas Church of England Primary School

Excellence for All, Excellence from All

Google Services




Our Wholesome Curriculum encompasses: • Heart- Feelings and responding • Head- ‘sticky knowledge’ • Hands- physical skills •Health- physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental


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. The teaching should enable children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking.  Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping children to study and work in other countries. With our children living in Kent, with such close proximity to France, the children will be studying French.

How is our Wholesome Curriculum reflected in MFL?

How is cultural capital developed through the MFL curriculum?

  • Children have the skills and knowledge and know how important a high-quality language knowledge is in understanding the world and cultures around them.
  • They will be aware that MFL is a vital skill in today’s multi-cultural world.

MFL skills progression:

MFL Assessment:

What does Impact look like in MFL?

  • Children will demonstrate knowledge and understanding from their relevant starting points.
  • Children have a range of skills and knowledge that meets the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum.
  • I KS2, children are confident and competent, and can use their knowledge to communicate through reading, writing and speech in French.
  • In KS1, children have an awareness of other cultures and are starting to appreciate that these cultures are different to their own.
  • Children are aware of a variety of different cultures and understand the importance of being able to communicate in today’s multi-lingual society.
  • Children have an age appropriate awareness of French.
  • Our MFL curriculum ensures that children develop the skills to communicate with another in a different language, specifically, French. They will have the foundations to develop these skills within secondary school, giving them a valuable future skill that they may use as they enter the work-place.