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Modern Foreign Languages

MFL Curriculum Intent


Through relevant, rich and varied MFL curriculum St. Simon’s children will develop their social, emotional link to the immediate community and they will acquire the necessary linguistic skills to keep up with the changing world. At St. Simon’s we intend to create space and opportunity for cultural appreciation of societal diversity and heritage. Our intention is to enable each child to develop their interest in learning other languages and to foster children’s curiosity to deepen their understanding of the world.

Following the programme of study for the National Curriculum and Salut scheme of work, we want St. Simon’s children to:


  • Listen attentively to spoken language
  • Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes, linking the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • Speak in sentences, using familiar and new vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • Broaden their vocabulary
  • Write phrases from memory and create new sentences
  • Become familiar with rudimentary grammar