MFL

‘Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom’

Roger Bacon (1220 – 1292)

English philosopher

Term Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
Half Term 1

Describing a thing or a person

Sharing past experiences

Family, Relationships & Technology

Family, Relationships & Free time

Holidays / Leisure / France

Half Term 2

Saying what people do and make

Talking about what you did

Free time & Festivals

School & Weekends (2)

Health / Traditions / Festivals

Half Term 3

Saying what people have

Talking about what you and others do at school

Food, Sport, Home

School (2)

Social & Global Issues

Half Term 4

Saying where people go

Comparing how people do things

Social Issues, Environment

House / Town / Region

Revision

Half Term 5

Asking questions

Communicating in other languages

Holidays & School

Technology

Revision & Exams

Half Term 6

Expressing future intentions

Talking about the environment and holidays

School & Future Plans

Relationships & Holidays

End of course


Year 7

Half Term 1

Describing a thing or a person

Half Term 2

Saying what people do and make

Half Term 3

Saying what people have

Half Term 4

Saying where people go

Half Term 5

Asking questions

Half Term 6

Expressing future intentions


Year 8

Half Term 1

Sharing past experiences

Half Term 2

Talking about what you did

Half Term 3

Talking about what you and others do at school

Half Term 4

Comparing how people do things

Half Term 5

Communicating in other languages

Half Term 6

Talking about the environment and holidays


Year 9

Half Term 1

Family, Relationships & Technology

Half Term 2

Free time & Festivals

Half Term 3

Food, Sport, Home

Half Term 4

Social Issues, Environment

Half Term 5

Holidays & School

Half Term 6

School & Future Plans


Year 10

Half Term 1

Family, Relationships & Free time

Half Term 2

School & Weekends (2)

Half Term 3

School (2)

Half Term 4

House / Town / Region

Half Term 5

Technology

Half Term 6

Relationships & Holidays


Year 11

Half Term 1

Holidays / Leisure / France

Half Term 2

Health / Traditions / Festivals

Half Term 3

Social & Global Issues

Half Term 4

Revision

Half Term 5

Revision & Exams

Half Term 6

End of course


Subject Intent:

We are passionate about languages and language teaching at Boldon School.

It is a wonderful way of opening doors for our students; broadening their horizons, offering them new experiences, giving them an insight into different cultures and developing a variety of valuable skills that will, we hope, set them on the path to a bright and successful future.

We enthuse our students with games and competitions in lessons. We offer them food tasting and trips to the cinema to see celebrated European films. We can offer exchange visits with our partner school in Rouen, France so that our students can experience at first hand how life is lived in another country.

Learning a foreign language is not simply learning how to read, write, speak and understand. By learning these skills our students are also learning how to problem solve, how to decode, how to infer meaning, to think logically and also how to better express themselves in their own language.

Learning a foreign language is a fantastic way of improving our students’ understanding of the way English works and improving their English vocabulary and grammar!

Languages boost employability and wages (20% more for those using languages).

8000 French words have influenced a third of the English language.

75% of the world’s people cannot speak English.

Many scientists believe that knowledge of another language can boost your brainpower!