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

Food & drink

  • Talking about food
  • Ordering food/café role play

 

Hobbies & Free time

  • Computers/mobile phones
  • Sports
  • Activities/hobbies
  • Weather 
  • Likes
  • Talking about others' activities

In the first term of year 8 pupils will build on their previous knowledge and abilities in all four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will improve their vocabulary of this topic area and begin to produce more complex and detailed work. The more able pupils will also be introduced to the future tense(s) for the first time as well as covering the grammar points listed below. This topic will also go into the Spring Term.

  • Regular -ER verbs
  • Using jouer à
  • Using faire
  • Aimer + infinitive
  • Using ils/elles
  • Introduction to tenses: near future/simple future

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Talking about technology and its positive and negative aspects
    • Giving your opinions on activities/hobbies.
    • Hobbies popular 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

Complete topics from Autumn term then:

 

Local Area

  • Talking about your town/village
  • Asking for and giving directions
  • Talking about where you go
  • Asking someone to go somewhere

Pupils will build on their previous knowledge and abilities in all four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing in the context of the local area topic. They will improve their vocabulary of this topic area and produce more complex and detailed work. Pupils will also be introduced to the grammar points listed below. This topic will also continue into Summer Term.

 

  • Using il y a / il n'y a pas de
  • Basic forms of imperfect (il y avait / il n'y avait pas de / j'habitais etc)
  • Use of tu and vous
  • Using à + definite article
  • Asking questions

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Talking about where you live
    • Thinking about other towns in different places/countries - key info on 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

Complete topics from Spring Term

 

TV, film & books

  • Talking about TV, film and books.

In the final term of year 8 pupils will complete their topic based work and revise key aspects of year 7 and 8 in preparation for end of year topics. They will be introduced to all key present tense verbs patterns and revise key tenses. They will build on their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in different contexts.

  • Regular present tense verb patterns –ir/-re verbs
  • Key irregular present tense verbs
  • Negatives

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Thinking about other towns in different places/countries - key info on France
    • Working together in groups
    • Expressing opinions about leisure activities

 

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 8 french Summary

In Year 8 pupils build on the skills learned in Year 7 and are able to tackle a wider range of vocabulary. More able learners will be able to communicate in different tenses and time phrases as well as produce written work of more extended length. Pupils will be able to access more complex texts and will begin to develop key skills required at GCSE and beyond.