Lingham Primary School: MFL


Our MFL curriculum aims to develop the teaching and learning of French across the school, preparing children for future opportunities in French speaking countries.

RM MFL Policy 2023

Intent - What makes a good Foreign Language Speaker


Unit Pathway

The document below shows a planned teaching sequence that a unit of MFL lessons may follow in order to promote the sequential and progressive development of knowledge which can be securely demonstrated by our pupils.

Reginald Mitchell's MFL Unit Pathway

Lesson Pathway

The document below identifies the key elements which we believe are important to incorporate into our MFL lessons in order for them to build on previously taught knowledge and also to deepen and secure key concepts.

Reginald Mitchell's MFL Lesson Pathway

For an example MFL lesson please click here


Our Progressive MFL Curriculum

To ensure children are taught and remember the appropriate knowledge and skills  relating to MFL we have created a whole school  progressive breakdown of the national curriculum expectations, this draws on the skills and knowledge being taught across all subject areas and hopes to contribute to the development of key concepts and themes in a deep and connected way.

CFLP MFL KS2 progression


Subject Specific Vocabulary

Our MFL curriculum will ensure all children are not only taught subject specific vocabulary but also provide opportunities for them to use such language within the correct context with confidence and fluency.



Age Year Group Breakdown

To ensure the highest emphasis is placed on both the teaching and the learning of new knowledge and skills we have also clarified when it will take place within our topics and the subject specific gains our children will make in terms of what they will know and be able to do.
Reginald Mitchell have used Rigalo 1 and 2 to create progressive, sequential medium term plans with suggested composites whilst running a theme through each term to engage and give purpose to the children.