French

A high-quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. At Churchfields Junior School we are committed to ensuring that competence in another language enables children to interpret, create and exchange meaning within and across cultures. It also helps children develop skills that will open further opportunities later in life. The teaching of French in Key Stage 2 provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundations for further foreign language teaching at Key Stage 3. 

 

French lessons are planned and taught by a specialist teacher once a week. Consideration is given through medium-term planning as to coverage of four key areas of language learning at Churchfields:

 

  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation, phonics, spellings
  • Sentence building
  • Knowledge about language 


Some lessons will include all of these four areas while others may focus on individual elements.

 

Participation and engagement are crucial for any lesson but should not be to the detriment of the development of knowledge and understanding through teaching and practice. Focus and progress are more important than fun as children’s enjoyment of the subject will come through their competence.

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Curriculum Sequence and Progression

Autumn 1

Y3

Greetings and numbers 1-10

Y4

Family members and appearance

Y5

Shopping and using euros

Y6

The francophone world

Autumn 2

Y3

Days, months and birthday

Y4

Weather and the seasons

Y5

Telling the time

Y6

Going on holiday

Spring 1

Y3

Alphabet and parts of the body

Y4

Countries and transport

Y5

The solar system

Y6

Clothes and school uniform

Spring 2

Y3

Classroom objects

Y4

Reading skills: fairy tales

Y5

Meal times and typical food

Y6

Animals and their environment

Summer 1

Y3

Colours and pets

Y4

Sports and likes / dislikes

Y5

Eating out in France

Y6

World painters

Summer 2

Y3

Café snacks and drinks

Y4

Animals at home and on the farm

Y5

Directions and places in town

Y6

Enjoying music

Curriculum – weekly lessons

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Ask someone’s name and give our name

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Be able to ask someone’s name with a rising tone

 

Sentence building

  • Introduce je suis as alternative to je m’appelle

 

Knowledge about language

  • Date written in lower case

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • To be able to say greetings and ask/give info about how someone is feeling

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Say ç in ça va and français

 

Sentence building

  • Be able to say name and how I am feeling

 

Knowledge about language

  • French has accents on some letters

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • List numbers 1-10 from memory and state our age

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce numbers correctly

 

Sentence building

  • Introduce ourselves, say how we feel and/or how old we are

 

Knowledge about language

  • Be aware that most words have silent letters at the end

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Learn days of the week

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on vowels

 

Sentence building

  • Say my favourite day and guess the teacher’s

 

Knowledge about language

  • Notice that French vowels are shorter in comparison to English ones

Week 5

French residential

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Name 6 fruits

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Refocus on vowels when pronouncing fruits

 

Sentence building

  • Learn c’est = this is to introduce a small list

 

Knowledge about language

  • Nouns are either masculine or feminine

Week 7

Vocabulary

  • Consolidate our knowledge

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Practise saying words from Knowledge Organiser

 

Sentence building

  • Play word-building games – say a sentence of 3-5+ words

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool what we have learned so far as a class

Week 8

Vocabulary

  • Capture the gist of a famous story The Hungry Caterpillar

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Read short phrases aloud from the PPT story

 

Sentence building

  • Predict a short phrase on the next slide

 

Knowledge about language

  • Identify the meaning of unknown words from their similarity to English

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Name months of the year

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce months correctly

 

Sentence building

  • Say which month my birthday is in

 

Knowledge about language

  • Months are written in lower case (like days)

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Be able to say our birthday

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on vowels contained in names of months

 

Sentence building

  • Choose your birthday number from Knowledge Organiser

 

Knowledge about language

  • Focus on é in two of the months (‘accent’)

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Recap knowledge about months and birthdays
  • Introduce idea of ‘third person’

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Correct pronunciation of mon anniversaireand son anniversaire

 

Sentence building

  • Use the connective mais = but

 

Knowledge about language

  • French uses pronouns for he and she (il/elle)

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Sing along to a birthday song and ask someone when their birthday is

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Be able to follow/copy model accent in song

 

Sentence building

  • Try to add another line to the song

 

Knowledge about language

  • Observe that ordinal numbers can be the same as cardinal ones

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Revise for End of Term assessment

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Review vowel sounds

 

Sentence building

  • Create sentences using the KO

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pupils volunteer what they have learned so far

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Autumn Test

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Assessment via outcome

 

Sentence building

  • Assessment via outcome

 

Knowledge about language

  • Go through self-assessment sheet together

Week 7

Vocabulary

  • Feedback and Self-assessment
  • Learn Christmas carol Vive le Vent

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pupils reflect on own progress

 

Sentence building

  • Going through test together for diagnostic purposes

 

Knowledge about language

  • French Christmas customs

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Name 8 parts of the body

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Identify a new accent over tête

 

Sentence building

  • Introduce a body part using c’est = this is

 

Knowledge about language

  • Recognise there are different determiners le / la / l’ / les

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Recall parts of the body and introduce ailments

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Dramatise ailments with body language

 

Sentence building

  • Sing Heads, shoulders, knees and toes in French

 

Knowledge about language

  • Be aware that music and song can help us learn a language

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Name up to 9 colours and 6 objects in our pencil case

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • The adjective sometimes changes its spelling

 

Sentence building

  • Challenge each other to say up to 3 objects with their colour

 

Knowledge about language

  • When describing an object’s colour, the adjective comes AFTER the noun

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • State what I have / don’t have in my pencil case

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall the correct determiners when writing

 

Sentence building

  • In writing, be able to list a series of objects in my pencil case + a colour

 

Knowledge about language

  • Differentiate between a positive and negative statement

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Practise saying the French alphabet

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on vowel sounds and correct articulation

 

Sentence building

  • Spell out our names (and others’) using the alphabet

 

Knowledge about language

  • Compare vowels in English and French and notice which consonants are similar

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Become more familiar with the alphabet

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Repeat sounds of more than one letter correctly (eu / au)

 

Sentence building

  • Participate in word games for pronunciation such as le pendu (hangman)

 

Knowledge about language

  • Letters can sound different when they are alone compared to inside a word

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Respond to classroom instructions

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • -ez (ay sound) can indicate an instruction or command

 

Sentence building

  • K.O used to construct sentences and recap

 

Knowledge about language

  • We practise listening before speaking before reading before writing (WHY?)

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Describe certain objects in my classroom

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce il y a = there is /are correctly

 

Sentence building

  • We use et = and to join phrases and sentences

 

Knowledge about language

  • The plural of un / une is des = some
  • There is a negative version of il y ail n’y a pas de (extension)

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Compare school in France and the UK

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Listen out for words you might know in the film about a Marseilles primary school

 

Sentence building

  • Prepare to list up to five things you heard j’ai entendu

 

Knowledge about language

  • Identify any new words you heard in the video which you might be able to guess the meaning of

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Describe how many things there are in my classroom (State numbers up to 12)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall the rule of silent last letters (especially plural -s)

 

Sentence building

  • Complete a piece of writing (using a writing frame)

 

Knowledge about language

  • Be able to use the correct determiners for masculine, feminine or singular / plural nouns

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Revise / Review Language

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall alphabet sounds and vowels

 

Sentence building

  • Refer to K.Os

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool our knowledge (Pupil-led assisted by T)

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Spring Test

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Assessment via outcome

 

Sentence building

  • Correcting together

 

Knowledge about language

  • Self-assessment

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Say what household pets I have / don’t have

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Say animal words with the correct determiner

 

Sentence building

  • Recall the connectives et = and; mais = but

 

Knowledge about language

  • The negative form of j’ai (I have) = je n’ai pas de (I don’t have)

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Describe the colour of animals

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Remember that plural nouns must go with a plural adjective (often adding an -s)

 

Sentence building

  • Describe an imaginary animal with unusual features (extra body parts and colours)

 

Knowledge about language

  • Recall that adjectives of colour come AFTER the noun they describe

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Collect information about how many pets we have

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • State the numbers of pupils’ pets together with a silent plural -s

 

Sentence building

  • Be able to introduce lists using various openers: il y a / j’ai / nous avons

 

Knowledge about language

  • Recognise that we do not need to use an article when we are using a number before a noun (e.g. trois chiens)

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Be able to follow a French fairy tale (Bookbox : La Princesse Fermière)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Re-introduce the feature of accents and highlight the accent going up / down over the letter e

 

Sentence building

  • List up to five animals / objects you have seen in the video (+ colours)

 

Knowledge about language

  • Identify word classes from language found in the story noun / adjective / verb

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Consolidate numbers 1-12 and extend to 20

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Practise our numbers by playing  cocorico

 

Sentence building

  • Make comparisons to mathematical functions in English: + (plus), – (moins), ÷ (divisé par), x (multiplié par)

 

Knowledge about language

  • Examine how numbers 17-19 are formed (10 + 7; 10 + 8; 10 + 9)

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Carousel to practise speaking, reading and writing

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Miming / Drama games to stimulate oracy on the subject of pets and numbers

 

Sentence building

  • Construct sentences using K.O to fix knowledge from this half-term

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool our knowledge (pupil-led with support from T)

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Be able to order snacks in a café

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Use tone of voice to convey politeness

 

Sentence building

  • Complete a short café dialogue using a frame

 

Knowledge about language

  • Recognise the importance of using correct forms of address to those serving

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Identify prices in a café and work with French money

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on the expression s’il vous plaît and its abbreviation svp

 

Sentence building

  • Use K.O for support with higher numbers

 

Knowledge about language

  • Be aware of what a currency is; how prices in France are expressed in euros and cents

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Consolidate language of the café

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Act out dialogues in small groups with or without peer feedback

 

Sentence building

  • Re-order/re-construct simple café dialogue in pairs

 

Knowledge about language

  • Observe how we use tone of voice to express meaning when we do not know the exact words

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Sing a song about being hungry Jai faim

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Be able to repeat phrases sung by a native French speaker

 

Sentence building

  • Devise an extra line / verse to the song

 

Knowledge about language

  • Appreciate how music can help us remember new words better

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Revise / Review Language

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall key sounds from half-term

 

Sentence building

  • Refer to K.Os

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool our knowledge (Pupil-led assisted by T)

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • End of Year Test

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Assessment via outcome

 

Sentence building

  • Correcting together

 

Knowledge about language

  • Self Assessment

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Rules and expectations
  • Sing song of introductions Bonjour, salut’

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Sing verses with good pronunciation

 

Sentence building

  • Add extra verse with info about self

 

Knowledge about language

  • Elicit 3 facts about French or France to tell a Year 3 pupil

 

Revision

  • Basic greetings, say how you are, give name incl. je suis

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Name siblings and up to 6 members of the family

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • /è/ found in mère, frère, père

 

Sentence building

  • List immediate members of our family, linked by et

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pay attention to rising tone when asking a question

 

Revision

  • J’ai / je n’ai pas de = I have / don’t have

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Give detail when describing family members

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Continue focus on /è/ grave accent

 

Sentence building

  • Use a  linking word to lengthen sentences qui

 

Knowledge about language

  • Be aware if 1st and 3rd  person: je > il / elle

 

Revision

  • Recall 5 vowel sounds

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Describe physical appearance

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Remember how adjectives can change spelling according to masculine or feminine nouns

 

Sentence building

  • Use linking words qui / et to extend sentences

 

Knowledge about language

  • Be aware of 1st, 2nd, 3rd parts of verb ‘to be’ Je suis / tu es/ il (elle) est

 

Revision

  • Review what accents are: é and è

Week 5

French residential

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Practise the reading skill

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Read finished re-ordered text aloud with a  partner

 

Sentence building

  • Show comprehension by re-ordering text about families

 

Knowledge about language

  • Be aware of many silent letters in written language

 

Revision

  • Revise how we say our age : j’ai _ ans

Week 7

Vocabulary

  • Say what belongs to us (possession)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Use correct pronunciation when playing Happy Families

 

Sentence building

  • Introduce family members from cue cards

 

Knowledge about language

  • French do not use Saxon genitive with apostrophe

 

Revision

  • Re-introduce il y a = there is / are

Week 8

Vocabulary

  • Describe some inhabitants of the rain forest

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce the sounds -in / –on / â

 

Sentence building

  • List as many animals as you can

 

Knowledge about language

  • We can use des as a plural determiner to mean ‘some’

 

Revision

  • Revise the soft sound ç (cedilla)

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Describe our eyes and hair

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on –eux and elision: les yeux

 

Sentence building

  • Challenge each other to describe both eyes and hair

 

Knowledge about language

  • Remind ourselves that colours must agree with nouns

 

Revision

  • Revise colours

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Give info about a family member in the 3rd person

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Explain why we sometimes hear last letter: Il a les yeux bleus

 

Sentence building

 

  • Be able to personalise model sentences in 3rd person

 

Knowledge about language

  • If we use a proper name we don’t need pronouns as well: Jake a les yeux bruns

 

Revision

  • Review parts of the Body

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Say what the weather is like

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Be able to pronounce key question: Quel temps fait-il? with a rising tone

 

Sentence building

  • Use key adverbs of time : en ce moment = at the moment, aujourd’hui = today

 

Knowledge about language

  • Be aware of the meaning of the key verb fait = makes

 

Revision

  • Recall days of the week

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Describe the four seasons

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on rhyming letters in order to find the correct endings to sentences

 

Sentence building

  • Complete an exercise of rhyming words

 

Knowledge about language

  • Same sounds are not always made up of the same letters

 

Revision

  • Who can remember the months in each season?

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Revise / Review Language

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall key sounds from half-term

 

Sentence building

  • Refer to K.Os

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool our knowledge (Pupil-led assisted by T)

 

Revision

  • Numbers 1-20

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Autumn Term Test

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Assessment via outcome

 

Sentence building

  • Correcting together

 

Knowledge about language

  • Self Assessment

 

Revision

  • Revision

Week 7

Vocabulary

  • Christmas customs

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce festive greetings and and vocab correctly

 

Sentence building

  • Write appropriate greetings in festive cards

 

Knowledge about language

 

  • Compare festival days in UK and Francewith nouns

 

Revision

  • Xmas quiz

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Find out what French call modes of transport

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on en sound

 

Sentence building

  • Play morpion answering in full sentences, opening with je vais = I go

 

Knowledge about language

  • Cultural awareness: view first ever cinema film: arrival of train at La Ciotat

 

Revision

  • Revise sounds of the alphabet

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Say with whom I am travelling

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce the key word ‘avec’ = with, noting that words ending in -c have a hard sound at the end

 

Sentence building

  • Be able to say HOW you are travelling AND with whom

 

Knowledge about language

  • We use the possessive pronoun ‘mon / ma / mes’ to show possession

 

Revision

  • Recall at least 5 family members

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Name countries and ask how we travel there

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on the key destination words: à (to a city), en and au / aux

 

Sentence building

  • Use dice game and model sentences to generate sentences

 

Knowledge about language

  • Elicit from pupils how many home languages are spoken

 

Revision

  • What are pronouns? (je, tu, il / elle, nous)

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Describe languages spoken in other countries

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce the pronoun on correctly

 

Sentence building

  • Use balance in sentence structure: à la maison, on parle urdu, au collège on parle anglais et français

 

Knowledge about language

  • We use on (a personal pronoun) to mean ‘people’ or ‘we’ (alternative to nous)

 

Revision

  • French map of the world starter – for colours and spellings

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Say how we feel depending on the weather

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Notice that final -d sounds like a -t in the phrase quand il fait du soleil

 

Sentence building

  • Use a conjunction quand = when joining 2 parts of a sentence together

 

Knowledge about language

  • The adjective must agree with its noun, depending on masculine or feminine gender e.g. je suis heureuse

 

Revision

  • Revise the verb ‘to be’
    Je suis = I am

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Follow a short story about feelings Homme de couleur

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Be able to read aloud short phrases or sentences from the PPT story

 

Sentence building

  • Pupils retell story slide by slide, in shorter sentences

 

Knowledge about language

  • Reflect on useful reading skills in a language, using context and awareness of cognates

 

Revision

  • Review colours

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Follow a fairy tale (Bookbox: le Prix le plus beau)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce key words correctly which are pre-taught

 

Sentence building

  • Pupils re-tell story slide by slide giving key words or phrases

 

Knowledge about language

  • Notice that accents change the sound of letters (é / è / ç )

 

Revision

  • Revise sounds of French vowels

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Express opinions about transport

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on letter string –er at the end of voyager and aller

 

Sentence building

  • Differentiate two ways of giving an opinion: aimer + noun (short) and aimer + second vb (long)

 

Knowledge about language

  • We can add a second verb (voyager) after aime / n’aime pas

 

Revision

  • Determiners: le / la / l’ / and / les /; also des

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Appreciate reading for pleasure: Il y a un cauchemar dans mon placard

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce pre-taught words correctly

 

Sentence building

  • Suggest ideas for adding an extra page / story line (discussion in English)

 

Knowledge about language

  • Improve ability at finding meaning from context and cognates

 

Revision

  • Revise objects and furniture in the classroom

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • To become more confident at writing

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Read aloud to each other after completing mini gap-fill on transport

 

Sentence building

  • Use a writing frame to help extend our sentences

 

Knowledge about language

  • Importance of good spelling but less than 100% accuracy can still convey meaning

 

Revision

  • Revise numbers 1 – 20

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Revise / Review Language

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall key sounds from half-term

 

Sentence building

  • Refer to K.Os

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool our knowledge (Pupil-led assisted by T)

 

Revision

  • Go through self-assessment checklist

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Spring Term Test

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Assessment via outcome

 

Sentence building

  • Correcting together

 

Knowledge about language

  • Self Assessment

 

Revision

  • Revision

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Give a simple opinion about sporting activities

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce vocab of sports, paying attention to determiner

 

Sentence building

  • Be able to list three sports you like / 2 sports you dislike

 

Knowledge about language

  • Be aware of cognates and how they can help with understanding

 

Revision

  • Revise basic opinions (positive / negative)

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Be able to tell when to use jouer* / faire* (to play / to do)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Conduct a class survey / interview each other about sport preferences

 

Sentence building

  • Use a second verb* to extend a sentence

 

Knowledge about language

  • Recognise the difference between sports we play* (ball / racquet) and sports we do* (using other equipment)

 

Revision

  • Definite article and indefinite article (un / une)

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • State reasons why we like / dislike a sport

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on marrant, énervant / ennuyeux  dangereux

 

Sentence building

  • Use the connective parce que = because to give a reason

 

Knowledge about language

  • View BBC Bitesize film about Marseille sports festival Les Jours de Festival

 

Revision

  • Revise conjunctions and what they co (quand = when)

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Follow a factual text: biography of sportsman / sportswoman

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Use questions with correct intonation when asking for information

 

Sentence building

  • Use a gap-fill exercise to ask for missing information

 

Knowledge about language

  • Be able to ask simple questions in the 3rd  person; revise 1st and 2nd person subjects

 

Revision

  • Recall how we describe months + birthdays

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Focus on Les Jeux Olympiques #1

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Use elision to pronounce
  • Les jeux olympiques and explore why it happens

 

Sentence building

  • Re-order timeline of the Olympic movement

 

Knowledge about language

  • Be aware of the importance of French in  Olympic / international events

 

Revision

  • Remember some names of (participating) countries

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Focus on Les Jeux Olympiques #2

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Letter c is soft before I and e but hard before o, a or u

 

Sentence building

  • Challenge each other to create 5 sentences about France / Les J.O.

 

Knowledge about language

  • Identify any cognates seen in this mini topic

 

Revision

  • Spelling of athletes’ names (using French alphabet)

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Name 10 farmyard animals

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce new vocab correctly with the right determiner

 

Sentence building

  • Use K.O. to list quantities of animals

 

Knowledge about language

  • Gender and animals – each one is allotted a fixed gender

 

Revision

  • Recall names of household pets

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Use crossword clues to identify an animal

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Sing French version of ‘Old Macdonald’ with a good accent

 

Sentence building

  • Add another line to the song

 

Knowledge about language

  • How we use reading / translation / thinking skills

 

Revision

  • Revise how we introduce nouns: c’est = this is

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Follow a fairy tale about animals (Bookbox: La tortue et la flûte)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Use a good accent when repeating pre-taught vocab

 

Sentence building

  • Re-tell the story slide by slide in simple phrases

 

Knowledge about language

  • First use of past tense when giving an opinion about story: j’ai beaucoup aimé / je n’ai pas aimé

 

Revision

  • Elicit possible nouns we will use in the upcoming story (show title page)

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Revise / Review Language #1

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall key sounds from half-term

 

Sentence building

  • Refer to K.Os

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool our knowledge (Pupil-led assisted by T)

 

Revision

  • Go through self-assessment checklist

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Revise / Review Language #2

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall key sounds from half-term

 

Sentence building

  • Refer to K.Os

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool our knowledge (Pupil-led assisted by T)

 

Revision

  • Revision

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • End of Year Test

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Assessment via outcome

 

Sentence building

  • Correcting together

 

Knowledge about language

  • Self Assessment

 

Revision

  • Revision

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Rules and expectations / State the multiples of 10 (to 100)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Good pronunciation of multiples, incl. longer numbers 80, 90

 

Sentence building

  • Perform basic arithmetic functions using multiples of 10

 

Knowledge about language

  • Be aware of how higher multiples are formed

 

Revision

  • Revise numbers 1-20

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Work with French currency and prices (euros and cents)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on -eu sound in euro and cent

 

Sentence building

  • Practise shop dialogue in pairs

 

Knowledge about language

  • Acknowledge importance of greetings in shops and cafés

 

Revision

  • Express how we are feeling today

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Practise useful expressions for when arriving at a destination

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Use good intonation with new vocab

 

Sentence building

  • Perform interactive dialogue: at the hotel

 

Knowledge about language

  • Remember that we use ‘de’ after a negative: Merci, je ne veux pas de café

 

Revision

  • Recall likes and dislikes + determiner + food: je n’aime pas la viande

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Name cutlery items and give food preferences

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Introduce the ‘dipthong’ = combination of 2 adjacent vowel sounds within the same syllable

 

Sentence building

  • Order food by choosing from picture trays

 

Knowledge about language

  • Letters and vowels can join together to form new sounds

 

Revision

  • Revise how we order food / drink: je voudrais…

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • French residential

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

 

Sentence building

  • France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

 

Knowledge about language

  • France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

 

Revision

  • France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Compare lifestyle in France and UK

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Contrast speed of delivery in France and UK – how does it affect comprehension?

 

Sentence building

  • Give a reason for liking / disliking aspect of lifestyle using parce que = because

 

Knowledge about language

  • List 3 things I have learned about France

 

Revision

  • Remind each other of weather types

Week 7

Vocabulary

  • List 7 typical actions in our daily routine

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Take note of 3 elements in the verb: Je me lève; je me reveille; je me brosse…

 

Sentence building

  • Be able to ask someone else what they do in the 2nd person

 

Knowledge about language

  • Recognise that we use extra words (pronouns) for some daily routine verbs

 

Revision

  • Revise key pronouns: je, tu, il / elle, on, nous

Week 8

Vocabulary

  • Sing song of daily routine to tune of French national anthem

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Articulate most lyrics well, to the right rhythm

 

Sentence building

  • Invent an extra line to go with the song

 

Knowledge about language

  • Follow origins of actual anthem of La Marseillaise

 

Revision

  • Pool our knowledge of at least 5 verbs

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Be able to tell the time #1

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Use elision with phrase il est

 

Sentence building

  • Someone says an action in English, another pupil gives a time in French

 

Knowledge about language

  • Say on the hour, quarter to / past

 

Revision

  • Revise 1-12

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Be able to tell the time #2

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Be able to ask the time using elision: Quelle heure est-il?

 

Sentence building

  • Say half-past the hour with …et demie

 

Knowledge about language

  • Use à to mean ‘at’

 

Revision

  • School timetable: revise days of the week

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • State times in the school day

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Be able to interview each other as to what each does and when:
    2nd person > 1st person

 

Sentence building

  • Use K.O for support

 

Knowledge about language

  • We raise our tone of voice when asking

 

Revision

  • Focus on word quand both as a question word and a conjunction

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Practise the writing skill: write a short diary entry

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Take care with accents and apostrophes

 

Sentence building

  • Be able to adapt a writing frame

 

Knowledge about language

  • We do not use accents with a capital letter

 

Revision

  • Pool our knowledge of accents seen so far: é, è, à, â, ç

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Follow humorous film about time-keeping (Toujours en retard)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce pre-taught vocab correctly

 

Sentence building

  • Encourage pupils to describe an action in 3rd person with soundtrack muted

 

Knowledge about language

  • Identify exclamation: zut!

 

Revision

  • Elicit knowledge of French Xmas customs

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Revise / Review Language

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall key sounds this from half-term

 

Sentence building

  • Refer to K.Os

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool our knowledge (Pupil-led assisted by T)

 

Revision

  • View self-assessment sheet together

Week 7

Vocabulary

  • Autumn Term Test

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Assessment via outcome

 

Sentence building

  • Correcting together

 

Knowledge about language

  • Self Assessment

 

Revision

  • Revision

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Name the planets of the Solar System

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Compare English names to the French names

 

Sentence building

  • Associate a key word with each planet

 

Knowledge about language

  • Study etymological origins of planets

 

Revision

  • Revise the phrase il y a – there is / are

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Be able to describe the planets’ relative positions

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on vowel sound in plus and in dipthong moins

 

Sentence building

  • State positions of a pair of planets using comparative

 

Knowledge about language

  • We use the comparative plus / moins to mean more / less

 

Revision

  • Recall the verb ‘to be’ in the 3rd person: il est / elle est

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Follow a factual film on the Solar System

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce pre-taught vocab well

 

Sentence building

  • Complete worksheet on relative positions of planets

 

Knowledge about language

  • We call the most that something can be superlative

 

Revision

  • Remember the rule of how adjectives agree with their noun

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Name key geographical features of France (rivers)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Be able to ask the name of a river

 

Sentence building

  • List the main rivers in France

 

Knowledge about language

  • We need to follow a key légende on a map in order to understand info

 

Revision

  • Show a map of France with produce grown in different regions as stimulus

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Name key geographical features of France (mountains)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Be able to ask the name of mountains

 

Sentence building

  • List the main mountain ranges of France

 

Knowledge about language

  • Discuss names of geometric shapes -pupils to guess nickname of France

 

Revision

  • Revise the names of countries + their capitals

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Cultural Focus on Prehistoric Caves of Lascaux

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce place names and terms well

 

Sentence building

  • Re-order Lascaux timeline

 

Knowledge about language

  • Identify cognates to help understand meaning of historical / archaeological terms

 

Revision

  • Place familiar historical terms on screen and invite pupils to identify them as cognates

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Name typical features of French cuisine

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Use a good accent when pronouncing food items

 

Sentence building

  • Group food by type: la viande / le poisson

 

Knowledge about language

  • We use an article / determiner before all nouns, incl. food: j’aime le poulet

 

Revision

  • Revise café food

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • State the different meal times

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Be able to ask each other when a meal is taken

 

Sentence building

  • Combine a meal with the time it is eaten

 

Knowledge about language

  • prendre= to take can be used as an alternative to manger = to eat

 

Revision

  • Recall how to tell the time

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • To be able to give reasons for food preferences

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on dipthong sound -an’t in piquant and acute accents in salé and sucré

 

Sentence building

  • State a food preference and add a reason WHY using parce que

 

Knowledge about language

  • Re-introduce c’est = this is as a high-frequency expression

 

Revision

  • Remember how to express basic opinions

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • To follow a film showing food made to a recipe

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce terms to do with weight and measurement

 

Sentence building

  • Create a short shopping list for basic recipes

 

Knowledge about language

  • Compare the metric system with the imperial system

 

Revision

  • Revise numbers and multiples of ten

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Revise / Review Language

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall key sounds from this from half-term

 

Sentence building

  • Refer to K.Os

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool our knowledge (Pupil-led assisted by T)

 

Revision

  • View self-assessment sheet together

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Spring Term Test

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Assessment via outcome

 

Sentence building

  • Correcting together

 

Knowledge about language

  • Self Assessment

 

Revision

  • Revision

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Express quantities of food (‘some’)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Say du / de la / de l’ / and / des / with a good accent

 

Sentence building

  • Practise the partitive by playing morpion

 

Knowledge about language

  • To recognise the partitive article for the different genders

 

Revision

  • Review fruits

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Make a complaint in a restaurant

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce 3 possible problems correctly (cold food, fly in soup, dirty fork etc)

 

Sentence building

  • State a complaint based on a visual stimulus

 

Knowledge about language

  • Food can be countable or uncountable

 

Revision

  • Recall cutlery vocab

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Plan a restaurant dialogue #1

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Practise script created with partner

 

Sentence building

  • Use a writing frame to construct a partner dialogue #1

 

Knowledge about language

  • Compare ways of making a complaint; how body language and tone are important

 

Revision

  • Revisit key restaurant expressions

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Plan a restaurant dialogue #2

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Practise script created with partner

 

Sentence building

  • Use a writing frame to construct a partner dialogue #2

 

Knowledge about language

  • Inject humour by using exclamations: Zut! Ça alors!

 

Revision

  • (Reminder to bring props for restaurant sketches)

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Performing restaurant sketches

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pupils give basic feedback to each other in French for content / accent

 

Sentence building

  • Pupils demonstrate a range of short and longer utterances

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pupils create their own criteria for a successful sketch

 

Revision

  • Game to randomise / choose performers

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Discuss the meaning of la nourriture saine (healthy eating)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce the food groups with a good accent

 

Sentence building

  • Create simple slogans to promote healthy eating

 

Knowledge about language

  • Use the -ez form of verbs when giving an instruction or advice: mangez, évitez, buvez…

 

Revision

  • Show a French version of The Balance of Good Health as stimulus

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Name 7 places in town

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Say place names with the correct determiner in a good accent

 

Sentence building

  • Play ‘I went to market…’

 

Knowledge about language

  • Use of the past tense: Je suis allé(e) / j’ai acheté

 

Revision

  • Revise il y a = there is / are

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Be able to give basic street directions

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Do not confuse pronunciation of à droite with tout droit

 

Sentence building

  • Practise short dialogues with a partner giving directions

 

Knowledge about language

  • We use the imperative -ez form of the verb when giving orders / instructions: tournez, allez, prenez

 

Revision

  • Name 5 places on George Lane in French

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • State where shops are located

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce words correctly, paying attention to vowels and /r/ sound

 

Sentence building

  • Respond to visual clues in a game of morpion

 

Knowledge about language

  • We use prepositions to state where things are located

 

Revision

  • Do we know any place words / prepositions?

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Revise / Review Language #1

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall key sounds from half-term

 

Sentence building

  • Refer to K.Os

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool our knowledge (Pupil-led assisted by T)

 

Revision

  • What is the difference between a vowel and consonant / a dipthong?

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Revise / Review Language #2

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall key sounds from half-term

 

Sentence building

  • Refer to K.Os

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool our knowledge (Pupil-led assisted by T)

 

Revision

  • Go through self-assessment sheet together

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • End of Year Test

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Assessment via outcome

 

Sentence building

  • Correcting together

 

Knowledge about language

  • Self Assessment

 

Revision

  • Revision

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Rules and expectations / The Francophone world

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Show pt 1 of Les Francophoniques pronounce some francophone countries

 

Sentence building

  • Use the pronoun on to describe where French is spoken

 

Knowledge about language

  • Be able to explain the spread of French around the world

 

Revision

  • Elicit 3 geographical features about France

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Identify points of the compass and the continents

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Silent letters: be aware that t, d, s, n and x usually silent in final position

 

Sentence building

  • In pairs, ask where a country is located using ?

 

Knowledge about language

  • French spoken in francophone countries not the same: discuss why

 

Revision

  • Name 5 countries and capitals in French

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Describe the flags of francophone countries

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Silent letters: observe that c, r, f, l are not silent at end

 

Sentence building

  • Name a country I’d like to visit and say WHY: Je voudrais visiter Guadeloupe parce que…

 

Knowledge about language

  • Patterns and shapes are also features of flags, not just colours

 

Revision

  • Revise colours (teach shapes)

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Begin to use a bilingual dictionary

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recognise abbreviations

 

Sentence building

  • Timed look-up of French > English words in first half of dictionary

 

Knowledge about language

  • Explore terms such as bilingual, native language, translate and interpret

 

Revision

  • Define the term cognate

Week 5

French residential

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Define features of the town and country

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on grave accent è and letter string -agne

 

Sentence building

  • Use contrast with the connective mais = but

 

Knowledge about language

  • Recap the rule that no article is used after negative: il n’y a pas de rivière

 

Revision

  • Revise the phrase il y a / il n’y a pas de

Week 7

Vocabulary

  • Follow a factual film about Marseille

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce pre-taught vocab well

 

Sentence building

  • Pupils describe ‘freeze frames’

 

Knowledge about language

  • Discuss multi-cultural aspects of Marseille

 

Revision

  • Recall 5  places on a typical high street

Week 8

Vocabulary

  • Describe my local area

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Partners check spellings in the second half of the dictionary

 

Sentence building

  • Use whiteboards to draft descriptions

 

Knowledge about language

  • Place names and proper nouns are often invariable

 

Revision

  • Define word classes in English

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Examine a poem Poème sans titre using dictionary skills

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Read poem aloud, line by line

 

Sentence building

  • Add a line of your own to the poem

 

Knowledge about language

  • We do not need to look up every word for comprehension

 

Revision

  • Elicit skills useful for comprehension in English

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Begin to pronounce new words more confidently

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pt 2 of Les Francophoniques dipthongs -on, -an, -in

 

Sentence building

  • Say tongue-twisters

 

Knowledge about language

  • We can start to practise saying new words independently

 

Revision

  • Revise vowel sounds

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • To describe holiday destinations

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on sounds au and en

 

Sentence building

  • Express preferences with justification

 

Knowledge about language

  • When travelling to a town we use à, to a feminine country en and au to a masculine country

 

Revision

  • Recall 5 places in a region / town

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Consolidate opinions about holidays using longer sentences

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Play Chinese whispers in teams

 

Sentence building

  • Gap-fill sentences composed of words with just initial letter given

 

Knowledge about language

  • The importance of using standard as opposed to colloquial language

 

Revision

  • Recall prepositions

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Follow a factual film on a nature reserve (Les Calanques)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce pre-taught vocab well

 

Sentence building

  • Provide a caption for freeze frames

 

Knowledge about language

  • The ideal order of language learning skills (L,S,R,W)

 

Revision

  • Brainstorm 5 likely objects found in the wild (use a dictionary)

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Revise / Review Language

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall key sounds from half-term

 

Sentence building

  • Refer to K.Os

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool our knowledge

 

Revision

  • Go through self-assessment sheet together

Week 7

Autumn Term assessment

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Describe 10 items of clothing and school uniform

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce new vocab with a good accent

 

Sentence building

  • Say at least 3 items of clothing with colours

 

Knowledge about language

  • We use conjugation to use the right verb form (porter = to wear)

 

Revision

  • What is a determiner and how many do you know in French?

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Use a dictionary to help us to write accurately

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Focus on pronunciation of adjective with a feminine ending

 

Sentence building

  • Dictionary worksheet to practise simple translation (clothes and colours)

 

Knowledge about language

  • Elicit formal rule about adjectival agreement

 

Revision

  • How do we combine nouns and their adjectives? (agreement)

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Provide detail about clothes (colours and patterns) and state preferences

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pt 3 of les Francophoniques PPT

 

Sentence building

  • Justify answers with parce que = because

 

Knowledge about language

  • We use quantifiers to add nuance to opinions: pas tellement = not very much, beaucoup = a lot, un peu = a little

 

Revision

  • Revise how we express opinions

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Design a new school uniform

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Practise tongue-twisters

 

Sentence building

  • Use K.O. to build sentences

 

Knowledge about language

  • We use the conditional tense to say what we would like to do

 

Revision

  • How do we express a negative action? (ne…pas)

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Consolidate dictionary skills by practising the reading skill (pros and cons of uniform)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Read aloud to each other and to the class

 

Sentence building

  • Use substitution to replace key words with alternatives

 

Knowledge about language

  • We can use generic reading skills to help us understand a foreign language text (what are they?)

 

Revision

  • What dictionary skills do we have?

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Play a team quiz to consolidate topic of clothes (Qui veut être Millionaire?)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Peer discussion to determine correct or incorrect answers

 

Sentence building

  • Pupils to reformulate correct answers [from phrases to complete sentences]

 

Knowledge about language

  • We can use various references to check accuracy (ex. book, dictionary, native speaker)

 

Revision

  • Review own progress so far by looking at self-assessment for this half-term

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Describe features of the environment

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Say binary opposites using a good accent

 

Sentence building

  • Use dictionaries to find antonyms

 

Knowledge about language

  • Observe how opposites are created using the prefix -in

 

Revision

  • Revise planets of the Solar System

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Follow a French poem by Paul Eluard (Dans Paris)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Say the poem aloud in part or in whole

 

Sentence building

  • Compose another line for the poem (use a dictionary)

 

Knowledge about language

  • Give personal responses to French literature in English

 

Revision

  • Elicit characteristics of a  poem as opposed to prose

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Name types of animal and their habitat

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Note the silent ending  -ent in present tense plural habitent

 

Sentence building

  • State where species live: Les lions habitent en Afrique, les éléphants habitent en Inde

 

Knowledge about language

  • We use conjugation to spell the correct form of verbs (plural ending with a plural subject)

 

Revision

  • Review countries and continents with a  world map in French

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Practise the reading skill using a dictionary

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Read aloud sections of text on animals and their habitat

 

Sentence building

  • Suggest alternatives for key words (synonyms)

 

Knowledge about language

  • Use strategies for finding meaning when term is not in the dictionary (cognates, context)

 

Revision

  • Elicit useful strategies for approaching reading comprehension

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Revise / Review Language

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall key sounds from half-term

 

Sentence building

  • Refer to K.Os

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool our knowledge (Pupil-led assistedby T)

 

Revision

  • Go through self-assessment checklist

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Autumn Term Test

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Assessment via outcome

 

Sentence building

  • Correcting together

 

Knowledge about language

  • Self-assessment

 

Revision

  • Revision

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Discuss a notable world painter (Degas, Picasso or Kahlo)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Distinguish between the effects of accents over letters

 

Sentence building

  • List the different geometric shapes in a picture:  il y a un cercle, un carré, un triangle, etc.

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pronouns in the third person (il / elle / on) must have the correct ending (conjugation)

 

Revision

  • Review known accents

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Describe the features of a picture and how people look

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Pronounce mood words correctly with the phrase il / elle a l’air…

 

Sentence building

  • Use visual stimuli / pictures on screen to generate short / medium / longer sentences

 

Knowledge about language

  • Review the verb avoir = to have in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd persons

 

Revision

  • Revise colours and textures

Week 3

Vocabulary

  • Be able to make comparisons about pictures

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Differentiate between plusque and le / la plus + adjective in pronunciation and spelling

 

Sentence building

  • Draw simple or more complex comparisons: Le style de Kahlo est plus romantique, le style de Picasso est plus géométrique

 

Knowledge about language

  • We use the word de to denote possession (and not the Saxon genitive)

 

Revision

  • Elicit what the comparative and superlative are

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Study the life and work of Van Gogh (reading text) #1

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Read aloud sentences from the reading text to a partner or to the class

 

Sentence building

  • Re-order / re-construct a time line of his career #1

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pupils collect 3 important new words to share (and say why they consider them useful)

 

Revision

  • Discuss word classes and abbreviations

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Study the life and work of Van Gogh (reading text) #2

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Read aloud sentences from the reading text to a partner or to the class

 

Sentence building

  • Re-order / re-construct a time line of his career #2

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pupils highlight an aspect of grammar which they think useful
    (Teacher remodels if necessary)

 

Revision

  • Revise high-frequency words

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • Consolidate knowledge about artists

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Categorise key words from the topic according to sound (to practise vowels and dipthongs)

 

Sentence building

  • Decode sentences about artists using only initials of words as clues

 

Knowledge about language

  • Grammar mini-plenary: group words according to their word class or grammatical function

 

Revision

  • Pupils define dipthongs

Week 1

Vocabulary

  • Discuss the genres of music

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • View final part of Les Francophoniques PPT

 

Sentence building

  • Express opinions about musical genres

 

Knowledge about language

  • We have to use a determiner / article before nouns: j’adore la musique pop

 

Revision

  • How to express likes and dislikes

Week 2

Vocabulary

  • Follow the French lyrics to a simple song (from French TV’s The Voice Kids)

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Be able to sing along to short extracts / verses

 

Sentence building

  • Compose extra lines to a lyric using a dictionary

 

Knowledge about language

  • We use the past tense of  c’est > c’était = it was

 

Revision

  • Starter: what phrases would French judges use on The Voice?

Week 3

Rhos y Gwaliau

Week 4

Vocabulary

  • Revise / Review Language #1

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall key sounds from this from half-term

 

Sentence building

  • Refer to K.Os

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool our knowledge (Pupil-led assisted by T)

 

Revision

  • View self-assessment sheet together

Week 5

Vocabulary

  • Revise / Review Language #2

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Recall key sounds from half-term

 

Sentence building

  • Refer to K.Os

 

Knowledge about language

  • Pool our knowledge (Pupil-led assisted by T)

 

Revision

  • Revision

Week 6

Vocabulary

  • End of Year Test

 

Pronunciation, phonics and spelling

  • Assessment via outcome

 

Sentence building

  • Correcting together

 

Knowledge about language

  • Self Assessment

 

Revision

  • Revision

Beyond the National Curriculum