Modern Foreign Languages
In Jump Primary School, we support the view that learning a modern foreign language is an entitlement for all children during their time in Key Stage 2. We are therefore committed to the principle that learning another language is appropriate for all children, whatever their ability or special needs. We seek to develop our curriculum so that teaching a foreign language is a normal part of it.
We teach a foreign language to all children throughout Key Stage 2. German is taught to children in years 3, 4 5 and 6. MFL is taught as part of the timetable in lessons of approximately 30 minutes long. These lessons are taught by a German teacher who specialised in Secondary German. As the lessons are taught by the same specialist teacher, progress can be planned for and learning moves on from the previous session. When possible the class teacher and classroom support assistants remain in the classroom during these lessons with a view to developing their own skills and becoming more confident. By being in the classroom during lessons they can also follow up during the week using the resources available in school if necessary.