Modern Foreign Languages


Age

Oracy

Literacy

Intercultural Understanding

Age 7-8

Listen and respond to simple rhymes, stories and songs.


Recognise and respond to sound patterns and words.


Perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences.


Listen attentively and understand instructions, everyday classroom language and praise words.

Recognise some familiar words in written form.


Make links between some phonemes, rhymes and spellings, and read aloud familiar words.


Experiment with the writing of simple words.

Learn about the different languages spoken by children in the school.


Locate country/countries where the language to be studied is spoken.


Identify social conventions at home and in other cultures.


Make indirect or direct contact with the country/countries where the language is spoken.


Age 8-9

Memorise and present a short spoken text


Listen for specific words and phrases


Listen for sounds, rhyme and rhythm


Ask and answer questions on several topics

Read and understand a range of familiar written phrases


Follow a short familiar text, listening and reading at the same time


Read some familiar words and phrases aloud and pronounce them accurately


Write simple words and phrases using a model and some words from memory


Learn about festivals and celebrations in different cultures


Know about some aspects of everyday life and compare them to their own


Compare traditional stories


Learn about ways of travelling to the country/countries

Age 9-10

Prepare and practise a simple conversation, re-using familiar vocabulary and structures in new contexts.


Understand and express simple opinions.


Listen attentively and understand more complex phrases and sentences.


Prepare a short presentation on a familiar topic.


Re-read frequently a variety of short texts.


Make simple sentences and short texts.



Look at further aspects of their everyday lives from the perspective of someone from another country.


Recognise similarities and differences between places.


Compare symbols, objects or products which represent their own culture with those of another country .

Age 10-11

Understand the main points and simple opinions in a spoken story, song or passage


Perform to an audience


Understand longer and more complex phrases or sentences


Use spoken language confidently to initiate and sustain conversations and to tell stories

Read and understand the main points and some detail from a short written passage


Identify different text types and read short, authentic texts for enjoyment or information


Match sound to sentences and paragraphs


Write sentences on a range of topics using a model

Compare attitudes towards aspects of everyday life


Recognise and understand some of the differences between people


Present information about an aspect of culture


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