Modern Foreign Languages

Here at Hellingly, we use the CGP : Salut scheme of work to support our teaching of French.
Ici à Hellingly, nous utilisons le programme de travail CGP: Salut pour soutenir notre enseignement du français.

Teaching languages at Key Stage One is optional, but we choose to teach core units to our younger children, to support them in accessing a foreign language and excite them about language acquisition.
L’enseignement des langues à l’étape clé 1 est facultatif, mais nous choisissons d’enseigner les unités principales à nos plus jeunes enfants, afin de les aider à accéder à une langue étrangère et de les passionner pour l’acquisition de la langue.

We use Chris Quigley milestones for languages to help track pupils progress against National Curriculum expectations.
Nous utilisons les jalons linguistiques de Chris Quigley pour suivre les progrès des élèves par rapport aux attentes du curriculum national.

Milestone 1 Milestone 2
To read fluently
  • Read out loud everyday words and phrases.
  • Use phonic (or logographic in Mandarin) knowledge to read words.
  • Read and understand short written phrases.
  • Read out loud familiar words and phrases.
  • Use books or glossaries to find out the meanings of new words.
  • Read and understand the main points in short written texts.
  • Read short texts independently.
  • Use a translation dictionary or glossary to look up new words.
To write imaginatively
  • Write or copy everyday words correctly.
  • Label items and choose appropriate words to complete short sentences.
  • Write one or two short sentences.
  • Write short phrases used in everyday conversations correctly.
  • Write a few short sentences using familiar expressions.
  • Express personal experiences and responses.
  • Write short phrases from memory with spelling that is readily understandable.
To speak confidently
  • Understand a range of spoken phrases.
  • Understand standard language (sometimes asking for words or phrases to be repeated).
  • Answer simple questions and give basic information.
  • Give responses to questions about everyday events.
  • Pronounce words showing a knowledge of sound (or pitch in Mandarin) patterns.
  • Understand the main points from spoken passages.
  • Ask others to repeat words or phrases if necessary.
  • Ask and answer simple questions and talk about interests.
  • Take part in discussions and tasks.
  • Demonstrate a growing vocabulary.
To understand the culture of the countries in which the language is spoken
  • Identify countries and communities where the language is spoken.
  • Demonstrate some knowledge and understanding of the customs and features of the countries or communities where the language is spoken.
  • Show awareness of the social conventions when speaking to someone.
  • Describe with some interesting details some aspects of countries or communities where the language is spoken.
  • Make comparisons between life in countries or communities where the language is spoken and this country.