Heatherlands Primary School

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Modern Foreign Languages

The MFL 'Big Ideas'


The ‘Big Ideas’ relate to elements within a subject discipline or refer to important concepts that contribute to pupils’ personal and social development. It is essential that the ‘Big Ideas’ within each subject are understood by the children and become part of their common classroom language. In MFL, these 'Big Ideas' are:


  • Curiosity
  • Understanding
  • Fluency



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Please click on the link below for information on the Modern Foreign Language policy at the school.

Modern Foreign Language curriculum statement

Modern Foreign Language progression map

French intent, implementation & impact

French curriculum overview