Key Stage 3
In MFL at Roding Valley we teach Spanish and French. From 2016, students either study French or Spanish from Yr7 which gives a solid knowledge of the language when it comes to their GCSE choices.
In year 7 the topics for both languages include: Getting started, family and friends, at home, in the town, school, my day and hobbies. Topics in year 8 include: free time, going out, eating and drinking, travel and holidays, friends, TV and media, the future and health.
We also teach pupils about French/Spanish culture and way of life, offer them cross curricular opportunities, and look at poetry, short stories and songs. Grammar also has an important role when learning a new language and pupils have their own grammar books. Enrichment opportunities for French also include a day trip to St. Omer and a theatre company visit. In year 8 pupils sample a French breakfast and could go to Boulogne for the day.