Modern Foreign Languages

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Modern Foreign Languages at Mobberley

Languages are a vibrant part of the curriculum offer here at Mobberley School. As a school which is not very culturally diverse, we feel it is very much part of our school mission to educate the children about respecting differences, fostering a sensitive appreciation of others and celebrating cultural difference. Languages play a central part in this approach and fit comfortably within our ‘Curriculum Drivers.’

All children at Mobberley will learn two languages, i.e. French and German. Pupils from Year 1 upwards will have a weekly French lesson taught by Madam Barker, a specialist languages teacher who teaches across the school. In Years 5 and 6, the children will study German to give establish a basic understanding of a second language before the transition to high school.

Lessons use the National Primary Language Network Schemes of Work as a structure and focus on the 4 core skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. A variety of multi-media materials are used to motivate and inspire the children in their learning. Lessons typically involve song, drama, audio-visual clips, creative tasks, food tasting, etc. Children enjoy the variety of language lessons throughout their time at the school and this ‘grounding’ set them up well for continuing their studies at High School.