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MFL (Key Stage 2)

MFL (Key Stage 2) is led by Mrs. Jessica Trask supported by Mr. Tom Garner.

MFL at Fairhaven              


The teaching of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) will enable pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English. Pupils use languages to communicate information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination.

It will provide them with the necessary skills to learn how to employ languages to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures. Increased capability in the use of languages promotes initiative and independent learning and encourages diversity within society.

The curriculum  provides relevant and challenging learning to all children. 

Our Vision

A. setting suitable learning challenges

B. responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs

C. overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils.


The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

At Fairhaven we use the French language to fulfil these aims in Key Stage 2. We use and follow a scheme called Language Angels with units specifically chosen to meet the needs of our pupils.  The units are designed to be progressive for a one-and-a-half form entry school with a two-year rolling curriculum. 

In addition, we are very fortunate to have a teacher from Summerhill come weekly to teach our children. Sian Harris supports teaching throughout Key Stage 2. Both children and Fairhaven staff benefit greatly from her expertise and knowledge.

Our Progressive Curriculum

E = Early Language     I = Intermediate Language     P = Progressive Language

What do our children think of MFL?


“it’s important to learn another language for when we go on holiday.” Year 6 pupil. 

“I like playing games to learn French.” Year 5 pupil. 

“We have learnt different topics such as sports, numbers, clothes, money and some parts of French grammar.” Year 5 pupil. 

Here are some useful links,words and phrases you can practise at home...

Useful Websites 



Lots of the French lesson is done orally, however here are some of the written examples of work done by pupils.