In King David Primary we have vision for our pupils to be able to connect with other people through language and cultural diversity in harmony. Our MFL curriculum aims to make the language of Hebrew part of their everyday school experience. MFL prepares pupils to participate in the rapidly changing world in which we live.
In KS2 pupils learn the modern spoken Hebrew language which connects them to their Jewish Heritage. The MFL curriculum introduces children to the different linguistic rules and the importance of being able to communicate and take an interest in other cultures. The language allows for progression as pupils move through the years in KS2, preparing them for continued learning in KS3. The curriculum is also enriched by events and festival celebrations that take place during the academic year.
The rise of international affairs and collaboration means that pupils need to be equipped with language skills in the workplace. Such skills will enable them to access the future, to learn new languages or to improve their competence in an existing language. MFL promotes initiative, confidence and independent learning and encourages diversity within society.
‘The Hebrew Language will go from the synagogue to the house study, and from the house of study to the school, and from the school it will come into the home and …. become a living language . ‘ Eliezer Ben-Yehudah.
Subject Lead: Mrs Zegze