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"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

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"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

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 Language Angels 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


Curriculum Implementation:


How does the curriculum overview allow children to succeed?


The success criteria are clearly linked to the National Curriculum via Language Angels scheme of work.The MFL is taught using Language Angels. This programme has a sequence of detailed lesson plans supporting the delivery of the MFL curriculum. The skills and knowledge children require to be successful in the acquisition of French language are covered by the lessons. Through these, children broaden their knowledge and are exposed to all areas of the MFL curriculum. Lesson are delivered weekly in KS2 and Language Angels provide opportunities for cross-curricular activities in KS2 and exposes children to a wider range of cultures. In KS1 and EYFS the opportunities are provided through continuous provision such as singing songs with actions, listening to simple French stories, answering the register in French and counting as children line up.


Curriculum Impact: 


What does the impact look like?

Children will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding from their relevant points of study. Children will demonstrate knowledge and skills that meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. Within KS2 children’s competence in will increase through reading, writing and speech in French. Within KS1 children will broaden their cultural awareness and will appreciate that these are different to their own. Children will understand the importance of learning a language and being able to communicate in today’s multi-lingual society. The design of MFL curriculum will ensure that children will develop the necessary skills to communicate with one another in a new language, specifically French. The links with a secondary school and workshops provided will enable them to transition to a new environment where children will be able to draw upon foundations of French language and deepen its complexity. This will build a better start for their future.


Celebrating our MFL lessons

MFL Curriculum 2023 - 2024

Our Mission and Values

"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

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Trust Information

St Simon of England RC Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon of England RC Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.