At Rigby Hall School we believe that learning about Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) helps our students to further develop their language and communication skills, as well as deepening an understanding of other cultures and countries. Our MFL work is differentiated at a level appropriate to the student’s needs and includes the use of Signalong and symbol work to enable all of our students to succeed.
Through a cross-curricular approach to the delivery of MFL, we teach students about countries, cultures and communities other than their own. Our students are encouraged to recognise and develop an interest in the similarities and differences between themselves and others.
We hold whole-school MFL themed days throughout the year for all our students to learn about the language and culture of other countries. These theme days are exciting for the pupils, engaging in food tasting, arts, crafts and music related to the country, as well as learning a few key words associated with that country's main language.
MFL is taught discretely in Key Stage 3, where pupils have a fortnightly, timetabled MFL French lesson to develop their knowledge of greetings and topic words.