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Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by richardsonc67, Sep 3, 2015.
I am being thick........where do I find a copy of the new MFL Primary Curriculum?
It's not actually a curriculum - just Programme of Study
I just had a look at it.... what a thoroughly unhelpful document. No doubt some people at the DfE are patting themselves on the backs for producing it.
Any other subject Programme of Study is likely to have very clearly defined content: poor old MFL has to put with this vague waffle, despite the fact that many Primary teachers will be craving some substance in a Programme of Study in terms of vocabulary, grammar etc so that they can confidently go about teaching it.
Is it really beyond the DfE's wit to produce a defined content for Primary years that all Primary teachers can follow? As a bonus.... secondaries would know what to expect from pupils come the transition.
I agree Incommunicado - I have had to devise my own curriculum but don't feel very confident and keep changing the SOW. There are sites like Lightbulb Languages which we can use.
I could only make sense of the new Programme of Study for KS2 Languages once I had sorted all the statements by skill. You can see what I ended up with here changing-phase.blogspot.co.uk/.../what-does-substantial-progress-look-like.html
When I type up my schemes of work I add in a box where I put the statements from the PoS that the unit addresses. I also have a separate section for stories, songs, poems and rhymes as they are such a significant part of the PoS.
During the consultation phase I said that primary schools deserved to have a detailed and comprehensive programme of work for KS2 in order to best help non-specialist teachers. Two and a bit pages just isn't helpful.
Thanks for all your help and reassuring me that the only documentation is minimal to say the least!