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Modern Foreign Language Curriculum

MFL Curriculum

Our Vision

A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.


The skills of a great linguist

  • The ability to listen to, repeat and apply new words and phrases to our lessons
  • To use prior learning of words, phrases and phonics and apply them to new learning
  • To have the confidence to have a go & communicate without fear of making a mistake
  • To notice patterns in words, root words and compare them to our own language to help us to decipher their meaning
  • To practise a little every day so that we become great linguists
  • To learn about the culture and traditions of Germany 


Our Curriculum

The 2014 National Curriculum for Modern Foreign Languages aims to ensure that all children: 

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources. 
  • Are able to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and that they are continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation. 
  • Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt. 
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.


At Rimrose Hope we believe a high quality languages education will foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world, developing their understanding of different cultures. We also believe that learning a language will help children develop skills that will open further opportunities later in life. The teaching of German in KS2 follows the objectives set out in ‘The National Curriculum programmes of study for Modern Foreign Languages 2014’ and provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language. The intention is to assess and teach the appropriate content in relation to the ability of the child, and to ensure progression when appropriate. We intend to provide all children, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class aptitude or disability, with a broad and balanced MFL curriculum.


Our Pedagogy

Here at Rimrose Hope, our aim is that all KS2 children are able to confidently express their own ideas and thoughts in German. The skills to do this are embedded and built upon from year 3 right through to year 6. We use the agreed pedagogical approaches, encouraging lots of speaking and listening tasks and also incorporating Chatafit sessions into our teaching of German. All of this helps to build up children’s knowledge of language and motivate children to extend their skills by making the subject relevant to their lives. 


In this section you will find the programme of study as outlined in the National Curriculum, information on Chatafit, as well as links to websites and games that your child may find helpful.


Mastery and Depth


Curriculum breadth for German outlines the core knowledge for each topic around which teachers have developed a coherent and deliberately sequenced curriculum to promote the development of children's knowledge and understanding building upon prior knowledge.

Curriculum depth in German allows for children to progress in their knowledge by first remembering more, progressing to knowing more which they can then draw on as they learn to understand and use longer sentences and generate their own language.


We determine progress as 'remembering more and knowing more'. We believe that when new knowledge and existing knowledge connect in pupils’ minds, this gives rise to understanding.  We look for children, as their knowledge and understanding develops, to show that they can make connections, draw parallels and use increasingly sophisticated sentences which draw upon their knowledge of the language.

Progression of Skills

German Links

Chatafit German Sessions

German Bingo and Conversation Tables

German link School - Mr Crilly visited our link school in Germany. He shared his experiences with us in assembly.

Miss Sullivan also visited our link school. In return, some of the Teachers from Germany came to Rimrose Hope.

Progression of skills in German

Examples of writing in Year 3/4 - MFL strand - Children will be able to 'read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing'

Year 5 and 6 children receiving and replying to letters from their German penpals - MFL Strand- children will 'broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary'

Enrichment Week – Foods From Around the World

Year 3/4 explored German culture, celebrations and foods during DT/Geography Week.

Links to enhance the recall of information and facts in German

Numbers Song in German. Zahlenlied.

It's a numbers song in German. Zahlenlied. Kinderlied. Written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Copyright 2010 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved. This is an ORIGINAL song written in 2010 - any copying is illegal. For free MP3s, worksheets and much more: Amazon CD and MP3 sales:

German For Children | Hello & Goodbye - Hallo & Auf wiedersen (Lesson 3)

German for kids. Teil 3. Part 3- How do you say.... A German Native Speaker on a language mission. Learn German with German lessons for kids-a brilliant, free online language course. Learn the German colours-Tiere/Animals-Guten Tag. Deutsch fuer Kinder. Bee German 3. Easy German for children. Learn the basics of the German language.

German For Children | Animals - Tiere (Lesson 2)

German for kids. Part 2- Animals. Tiere. A German Native Speaker on a language mission. Learn German with German lessons for kids-a brilliant, free Online language course. Learn the German colours-Tiere/Animals. Deutsch fuer Kinder. Easy German for children. Learn the basics of the German language. German language video.

Learn German for Kids - Numbers, Colors & More

In this exciting adventure, kids learn German words for colors, toys, clothes, furniture, and counting to 10. Click the chapters below to jump to a specific section. More German for Kids videos available on YouTube - Learn German for Kids - Food, Activities & Animals: Learn German for Kids - Body Parts, Family & Feelings These videos are also excellent for teaching English to kids who speak German.

vegetable song for kids in german - Kids songs and videos - learn german

Learn the letters and the alphabetic characters by singing and learning along with these Videos! subscribe to our channel for more language learning videos! Use these edutainment videos to teach the ABC, basic vocabulary, words, rhymes and numbers. For better results repeat this Video 5-10 times.