French

Closure For Xmas Holiday

Please note: school closes on Friday 20th December at 12.45pm for the Xmas holiday and re-opens on Monday 6th January normal time, 8.40am.

French

autumn term

Topic
Overview
Myself & others
  • Greetings
  • Numbers
  • Alphabet
  • Family
  • Saying where you live
  • Rooms of the house Nationalities, countries 
  • Christmas in France

All pupils will begin to develop skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will be introduced to key basic rules used in French and learn topic based vocabulary as well as strategies for coping with more challenging texts and unknown words. Alongside this they will cover the grammatical structures listed below.

  • Numbers
  • Adjectival agreements
  • Opinions
  • Alphabet and phonemes
  • Possessive adjectives

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Getting to know new people/groups
    • Working well with others
    • Awareness of other French speaking countries / different nationalities and countries
    • Cultural awareness of how Christmas is celebrated in
    • France

 

Home Learning this Term

Our main focus for homework is vocabulary learning for the current topic. Other tasks such as reading comprehensions or written paragraphs/redrafting writings as suited to the ability of the class will also be set. Homework will also include revising for any assessments in the term.

 

spring term

Topic
Overview

Likes & dislikes & others Likes/dislikes

  • Survival kit
  • Describing yourself
  • Describing others
  • Describing a musician

Pupils will continue developing all four MFL skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will be aware of further strategies for

understanding unknown language and begin to write more extended pieces of work. Alongside key topic based vocabulary they will begin to express more complex opinions and will cover the grammar points listed below.

  • Regular -ER verbs
  • Using avoir in the present tense
  • Using être in the present tense
  • Using the third person
  • Adjectival agreements (singular/plural)
  • Using the present tense

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Expressing opinions, talking about music/other likes
    • Understanding own progress/reviewing own progress Key facts about France

 

Home Learning this Term

Our main focus for homework is vocabulary learning for the current topic. Teachers will set other tasks as suitable to their groups such as reading comprehensions or written paragraphs/redrafting writings as suited to the ability of the class. Homework will also include revising for any assessments in the term.

 

 

summer term

Topic
Overview
School life
  • School subjects
  • Expressing opinions
  • Telling the time
  • School timetable/ day at school
  • Daily routine
  • School in French speaking countries 

In the context of the school topic, pupils will continue developing their skills in all four areas and building their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. They will cover the grammatical structures listed below.

  • Asking questions
  • Giving opinions & reasons
  • Telling the time
  • Using 'on'
  • Introduction to reflexive verbs in the present

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Understanding school life in France (also p26-27)
    • Expressing opinions with reasons
    • Working with others in groups
    • Understanding the idea of laïcité (secularism) in France

 

Home Learning this Term

Our main focus for homework is vocabulary learning for the current topic. Teachers will set other tasks as suitable to their groups such as reading comprehensions or written paragraphs/redrafting writings as suited to the ability of the class. Homework will also include revising for end of year assessments.

 

Year 7 french Summary

Year 7 French introduces pupils to key language and communication skills, building on any previous knowledge and setting up pupils to become successful language learners. Year 7 cover a range of topics and will develop competencies across the 4 skills areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Pupils will undertake regular vocabulary learning and be introduced to key techniques to tackle unknown vocabulary. They will begin to produce extended written pieces and be able to communicate competently in speech across familiar topics.