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Somerset Bridge

Primary School

Dedicated to Excellence Through Learning Together

Contact Details

Winner - Malorie Blackman 98.3%, Phillip Reeve 99.2%
Somerset Bridge Primary School, Stockmoor Drive, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 6AH
01278 422100
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Somerset Bridge Values
Aspire to be the best we can in our behaviour, our learning and our hopes and dreams.
Brave to challenge ourselves and take risks so that we achieve the best we can.
Care for our school environment, so that we maintain a safe, sustainable and healthy community and set an example for life choices both within and outside of school.
Collaborate with all members of the community – pupils, parents, staff, governors, neighbouring schools and organisations in the local area - ensuring that all contributions are encouraged and valued.

MFL

MFL

Intent: At Somerset Bridge Primary School, we intend to offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes. All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning - the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond Key Stage 2.

The intent is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating. Learning a second language will also offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences. The intention is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners.

The four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught and all necessary grammar will be covered in an age-appropriate way across Key Stage 2.

Implementation

At Somerset Bridge Primary School, all classes have access to a high-quality foreign language curriculum using the Language Angels scheme of work and resources. The modern foreign language we have chosen to teach is French.

 

Each year group has an overview of units to be taught during the academic year, to ensure substantial progress and learning is achieved. Each teaching unit is divided into six fully planned lessons.

  • Each lesson incorporates interactive whiteboard materials to include ample speaking and listening tasks within a lesson.
  • Lessons incorporate challenge sections and activities that will be offered will three levels of differentiation.
  • Reading and writing activities are offered in all units. Some extended reading and writing activities are provided, so that native speakers can also be catered for.
  • Every unit includes a grammar concept which increases in complexity as pupils move from Early Language units, through Intermediate units and into Progressive units.
  • Extended writing activities are provided to ensure that pupils are recalling previously learnt language and, by reusing it, are able to recall it and use it with greater ease and accuracy. These tasks will link units together and show that pupils are retaining and recalling the language taught with increased fluency and ease.
  • Children are taught how to look up and research language they are unsure of using dictionaries.
  • A selection of books are available in the library - both dual language and translation of well-known stories.
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