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.

Curriculum and Overview of Outcomes

Week 1

Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Outcome

  • To say our name in French: Je m’appelle
  • Give basic greetings: Bonjour, bonsoir, bonne nuit
  • Say numbers 1-10

Week 3

Outcome

  • To ask someone’s name: Comment t’appelles-tu?
  • Say how we feel: Ca va? / Ça ne va pas / Ça va mal
  • Say 1-10 from memory

Week 4

Outcome

  • To say 1-12
  • Play bingo in French, do simple maths addition using 1-12
  • Sing a song to practise introductions

Week 5

Outcome

  • To learn 5 fruits: une pomme, une poire, une banane, une orange, une prune
  • Learn: c’est = this is
  • Understand un and une’and concept of masculine and feminine

Week 6

Outcome

  • To recap fruits using good pronunciation
  • Learn days of the week
  • Understand the concept of plurals (usually –s)
  • Learn linking word et (and) to join phrases

Week 7

Outcome

  • To hear a (familiar) story read in French: The Hungry Caterpillar
  • To recap work from this half-term:Number and word games, including Morpion (Noughts and Crosses)

Week 1

Outcome

  • To learn numbers 10-20
  • Say and remember months of the year
  • To focus on pronunciation: vowels and soft c

Week 2

Outcome

  • To learn numbers to 31
  • Say the date: Aujourdhui, c’est lundi, deux novembre
  • Give our birthday: Mon anniversaire, c’est…

Week 3

Outcome

  • To recap new numbers, play bingo and do simple maths sums to practise + / –
  • Ask someone’s birthday: Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?

Week 4

Outcome

  • To ask/give one’s age: Quel âge-as tu? ~J’ai _ ans.
  • To introduce 3rd person pronouns : il / elle a for ages
  • Give someone else’s birthday: Hakim a sept ans.

Week 5

Outcome

  • To sing a song about age / birthday

Week 6

Outcome

  • To learn about Christmas customs and vocab: Le Père Noël, l’arbre de noël, les cadeaux, la dinde, la boule, la neige, le traîneau, le houx etc.

Week 7

Outcome

  • To sing a Christmas song in French with a familiar melody: (Vive le vent)

Week 8

Outcome

  • To do a Christmas quiz
  • Listen and follow Bookbox cartoon: Le Noël du Père Noël
  • Make Christmas cards with French greetings

Week 1

Outcome

  • To learn body parts: le bras, la tête, la main, le doigt, le genou, le pied, le ventre, l’épaule
  • Understand the difference between le, la, les and l’
  • Play Simone dit (Simon says)

Week 2

Outcome

  • To recap parts of the body + introduce ailments: j’ai mal au / à / à l’ / aux…
  • ‘Act out’ bodily ailments and guess the problem

Week 3

Outcome

  • To learn mon and ma and mes [my] in relation to parts of the body
  • Sing and understand a song about parts of the body: Ainsi Jean qui danse

Week 4

Outcome

  • To learn colours: rouge, bleu, jaune, vert, marron, blanc, noir, gris, orange
  • Learn 6 pencil case objects: la trousse, une règle, un crayon, une gomme, un taille-crayons, un feutre
  • Learn that colour comes after noun

Week 5

Outcome

  • To describe what I have in my pencil case: Dans ma trousse, j’ai…
  • Introduce concept of ‘negative’: Je n’ai pas de… = I don’t have a…

Week 6

Outcome

  • To recap language from this half term
  • Play Morpion (Noughts and Crosses) to reinforce language seen

Week 1

Outcome

  • To sing a French alphabet song
  • Focus on vowel sounds, and notice how they differ from English vowels
  • Be able to spell first names in French

Week 2

Outcome

  • To learn simple instructions in French: levez-vous, asseyez-vous, sortez vos affaires, rangez vos affaires, écoutez, écrivez, taisez-vous

Week 3

Outcome

  • To name parts of a classroom: la porte, la fenêtre, la chaise, le tableau blanc, le livre, l’ordinateur, le pupitre
  • Introduce il y a = there is

Week 4

Outcome

  • To describe photos or pictures of classrooms in French
  • View bbc bitesize video on a Marseilles primary school

Week 5

Outcome

  • To write sentences about my own classroom (following a writing frame): Dans ma salle de classe, il y a douze chaises et un tableau blanc.

Week 6

Outcome

  • To recap language seen: the alphabet and vocab of school
  • Remind pupils about correct pronunciation of vowels

Week 1

Outcome

  • To learn the names of  household pets: un chat, un chien, une souris, un lapin, un cobaye, un poisson, un serpent, un oiseau…
  • Learn to say I have / don’t have: j’ai / je n’ai pas de…

Week 2

Outcome

  • To consolidate pets and colours
  • To be aware of singular and plural nouns
  • Say what my favourite animal is: Mon animal préféré, c’est…

Week 3

Outcome

  • To interview each other for a class survey: Tu as un chat / un chat?
  • Assist in collecting data to represent results in a simple bar chart: il y a 10 chats et 5 chiens.

Week 4

Outcome

  • To be able to extend sentences: j’ai un chat qui s’appelle Cheeky.
  • View and understand Bookbox video: Les 4 amis

Week 5

Outcome

  • To complete a piece of display / writing on a simple animal profile
  • Play a language game to consolidate vocab

Week 1

Outcome

  • To revise numbers 1-20
  • Introduce café food items: un croquet monsieur, un sandwich au fromage / thon, une pizza, une salade, un jus de fruits, une limonade,  un café, un chocolat chaud

Week 2

Outcome

  • To learn about French money (euros and cents)
  • Understand simple prices for food and drink
  • Focus on pronunciation of: eu sound in euros
  • Learn c’est combien? = How much?

Week 3

Outcome

  • To practise café dialogues: Je voudrais une orangina / C’est combien? / Donnez-moi svp.

Week 4

Outcome

  • To name the four functions (plus, minus, multiplied by and divided by): plus, moins, multiplié par, divisé par
  • Play simple numbers game

Week 5

Outcome

  • To sing J’ai faim song (karaoke style) about food and drink

Week 6

Outcome

  • To compose my own café menu (at least half must be healthy options + price in euros

Week 7

Outcome

  • Play Morpion (Noughts and Crosses) to practise ordering in a café

Week 1

Rules, systems, expectations

Week 2

Outcome

  • To name siblings and up to 6 family members: J’ai / Je n’ai pas de
  • Introduction to 3rd person pronouns il / elle: J’ai un demi-frère – il s’appelle Sohail. J’ai une tante. Elle s’appelle Kathy.

Week 4

Outcome

  • To say more about family members.
  • Give short physical description using il est / elle est + grand(e) / petit (e).

Week 3

Outcome

  • To learn 5 geometric shapes: le cercle, le triangle, le carré, le losange, le rectangle
  • To recap the four arithmetic functions and play simple bingo 1-31
  • Pronunciation focus: vowels

Week 5

Outcome

  • To name some inhabitants of the rainforest: un singe, une feuille, un arbre, un oiseau, une grenouille, un papillon – and relate each to a shape
  • To recap of plural forms: des / les singes – some / the monkeys

Week 6

Outcome

  • To describe what there is in the rainforest (la forêt tropicale): Il y a des arbres, des animaux, des serpents
  • To view a short film about deforestation in French

Week 7

Outcome

  • To play language games to revise structures seen this half-term, including morpion (noughts and crosses) and le pendu (hangman)
  • Extension: class quiz on rainforest accessed by teacher from French wildlife website

Week 1

Outcome

  • To describe physical appearance – hair and eyes
  • Reintroduce j’ai / I have and the question De quelle couleur sont tes cheveux / yeux…?Teach the ‘second person’ pronoun (tu).

Week 2

Outcome

  • To describe a family member
  • Recap 1st and 2nd person and reintroduce 3rd person to introduce family members / class mates Abdul a les cheveux marron et les yeux noirs

Week 3

Outcome

  • To describe the weather
  • Il fait beau / du soleil, il fait du vent, il pleut, il fait de l’orage, il y a des nuages, il fait froid / chaud
  • Describe the weather today: Aujourdhui, il fait du vent

Week 4

Outcome

  • To describe the weather (2) and the four seasons
  • Say what the weather is like in a particular season: En automne / en hiver / au printemps / en été il fait beau

Week 5

Outcome

  • To focus on rhymes: fill in weather sheet with words which rhyme
    [Can be used as first assessment in listening skill]

Week 6

Outcome

  • To sing a well-known Christmas carol in French
  • Make Christmas cards / decorations and do a quiz

Week 7

Outcome

  • To play language games to reinforce structures from this half term

Week 1

Outcome

  • To learn modes of transport: en vélo / en voiture / en avion / en bateau / en car / à pied
  • Learn je vais = I go
  • Show historic black and white footage of train entering station at La Ciotat [first movie]

Week 2

Outcome

  • To continue with transport
  • Say who you travel with
  • Revise members of  the family and teach possessives avec mon frère, ma soeur

Week 3

Outcome

  • To name countries + ask how we can travel there: Où vas-tu? Je vais en / au / aux
  • Revise concept of masc, fem with a country
  • Revise shapes from rainforest topic to compare to a country on screen atlas: La France, c’est comme un hexagone.

Week 4

Outcome

  • To play a languages game using dice
  • Pupils throw a dice to practise questions and answers to do with countries / destinations and ways of getting there
  • Writing practice: write four mini dialogues from a writing frame

Week 5

Outcome

  • To describe which languages are spoken in which countries:en France, on parle français
  • Conduct a class survey about home languages spokenA la maison, on parle urdu et arabe, et anglais

Week 6

Outcome

  • To say how we feel depending on the weather: Je me sens triste quand il pleut / il y a du brouillard; Je suis heureux quand il fait du soleil
  • Acting out moods to the class

Week 7

Outcome

  • To say how we feel depending on the weather: Je me sens triste quand il pleut / il y a du brouillard ; Je suis heureux quand il fait du soleil
  • Acting out moods to the class

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand a short story about feelings eg Homme de couleur
    [Links to PHSE]

Week 2

Outcome

  • To focus on the sounds of French: how to pronounce unknown words
  • Recap alphabet
  • Pupils distil what they think they know about the sounds of French
  • Bataille des Sons (Battle of the Sounds): team game to practise sounds learned so far

Week 3

Outcome

  • To understand a folk story: view and listen to Bookbox: La princesse fermière
  • Pre-teach key vocab: la princesse, le roi, la sécheresse, l’araignée, le chat, le fermier (princess, king, drought, spider, cat, farmer).

Week 4

Outcome

  • To describe my pets
  • Recap pets from Yr 3. Add more exotic ones as suggested by class members.
  • Write descriptions using a writing frame: J’ai un lézard qui s’appelle Chucky. Il est vert et marron.
  • Prepare for brief pet presentation lesson

Week 5

Outcome

  • To present a profile about my  pet / chosen animal
  • Having researched / prepared how to talk about their chosen animal, pupils present to partner / rest of the class in French in 3rd person: Voici Pitkin, mon chat. Il est noir et blanc. Il est adorable.

Week 6

Outcome

  • Class survey on birthdays and months / seasons; end of term quiz to practise language learned

Week 1

Outcome

  • To learn sports activities using j’aime / j’adore / je n’aime pas + definite article + sport.
  • Understand when we say play (jouer) and do (faire) a sport

Week 2

Outcome

  • To express more opinions about sport: j’adore / je n’aime pas tellement…
  • Ask / answer a partner and carry out class survey: Tu aimes le rugby? Pairwork interviews

Week 3

Outcome

  • To give reasons for our opinions using parce que…+ simple justification: c’est marrant / ennuyeux / dangereux / excitant / énervant
  • View BBC Bitesize video about Les Jours de Festival in Marseille

Week 4

Outcome

  • To recap questioning and giving reasons why: pourquoi and parce que
  • Reading practice on a French-speaking sports star
  • Plan to present on a well-known sportsperson giving their name, age, birthday and hobbies (from a writing frame)

Week 5

Outcome

  • To make a brief presentation about a sportsman or woman in French
  • Practise in pairs first
  • Present to the whole class
  • Pupils give positive feedback in French: c’était intéressant / bien fait / formidable / sympa.

Week 1

Outcome

  • To learn 10 names of farm animals: le cochon / la chèvre / le chien / le chat / la brebis / le cheval / le coq / la poule / le lapin / la vache

Week 2

Outcome

  • Farm animals and numbers #2
  • Describe a picture in French by responding to questions: Il y a combien de vaches sur la photo? Il y a 20 vaches
  • Carry out simple addition and subtraction work

Week 3

Outcome

  • To practise the translation skill
  • Learn how to follow crossword clues in French
  • Do pairwork translation on farm animals using educated guesswork about possible meanings (cognates)

Week 4

Outcome

  • To sing the French version of Old Macdonald
  • Listen to two versions and express opinions about your favourite: Moi, je préfère la deuxième chanson parce que c’est marrant.

Week 5

Outcome

  • To learn about the sounds of French: Do phonics work on letter strings and match up sounds to the correct spelling (games or groupwork contests).

Week 5

Outcome

  • To play animal bingo / numbers bingo
  • Teacher is games master to begin with (calls out numbers / animals in French).
  • Pupils then take it in turns to be games master by calling out bingo terms.

Week 5

Outcome

  • Complete end of term quiz to practise language seen[Millionnaire / morpion / multi-choice quiz]

Week 1

Rules, systems, expectations

Week 2

Residential trip prep

  • To revise introductions and greetings
  • To learn useful phrases when on holiday: J’ai soif, je voudrais de l’eau svp, j’ai le mal du pays, où est la toilette?
  • Learn higher numbers (multiples of ten): dix, vingt, trente, quarante, cinquante, soixante

Week 3

Residential trip prep

  • To understand denominations of euro notes and coins  in euros
  • Learn useful  phrases for shopping je cherche / je voudrais …c’est combien?

Week 4

Residential trip prep

  • To learn vocab of the dining room and eating habits: une fourchette, un couteau, une cuillère, un verre, une serviette, du sel, du poivre
  • Learn how to say eating preferences: Je suis végétarien/ne or végétalien/ne

Week 5

France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

Week 6

Outcome

  • To review language learned on residential trip
  • Class participants pool useful phrases to share with others
  • Participants to share opinions and perceptions of French culture and contrast these to British lifestyle
  • Possible extension: write a short ‘thank you’ letter to French hotel

Week 7

Outcome

  • To learn daily routine actions: je me réveille, je me lève, je me brosse les dents, je me douche, je me lave, je prends le petit déjeuner, je vais à l’école, je fais mes devoirs

Week 1

Outcome

  • To revise numbers 1- 30
  • Learn to tell the  time: on the hour, quarter past, quarter to and half past: Il est deux heures, deux heures et quart, moins le quart, et demie

Week 2

Outcome

  • To tell the time #2
  • Recap daily routine actions and say what time we do them: Je me réveille à sept heures moins le quart

Week 3

Outcome

  • To tell the time #3
  • Give detailed timings: 1.20, 4.40, midday / midnight: une heure vingt, cinq heures moins vingt, midi, minuit

Week 4

Outcome

  • Either: To tell the time using the 24 hour clock [if class have sufficiently mastered the 12 hour clock]
  • Or: To consolidate the 12 hour clock [games to practise key structures]

Week 5

Outcome

  • To write a diary page on our daily routine
  • Adapt a short writing frame to present five actions and times

Week 6

Outcome

  • To recap and extend knowledge of French Christmas customs
  • Learn vocabulary of Christmas

Week 7

Outcome

  • Sing and understand a French carol: Silent Night or Jingle Bells (Douce Nuit or Vive le Vent)

Week 7

Outcome

  • To make a French Christmas advent calendar

Week 1

Outcome

  • To learn about the Solar System in French
  • Name the 8 planets and their relative location (order from the Sun): Mercure, Vénus, La Terre, Mars, Jupiter, Saturne, Uranus, Neptune

Week 2

Outcome

  • To be able to describe the planets
  • Introduce the concept of colour as an adjective which comes after noun. (Recap colours).
  • Teach also: chaud(e), froid(e), rocheux (-euse)
  • View Youtube video on the solar system

Week 3

Outcome

  • To understand the geography of France #1.
  • Present first of 2 cultural lessons, firstly on rivers of France: la Seine, la Dordogne, la Loire.

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand the geography of France #2
  • Focus on mountains, including Mont Blanc and le Massif Central

Week 5

Outcome

  • To research a geographical region of France
  • To provide groups with a selection of regions. Reading practice for information gathering
  • Prepare to feedback about chosen region in French

Week 6

Outcome

  • To present key information about a French region
  • Groups feedback key information from posters or PPTs to the class

Week 1

Outcome

  • To learn about French cuisine: Recap café food (from Yr 3).
  • Learn about the idea of regional specialities in cooking: les escargots, le fromage, le vin, les huîtres, le foie gras

Week 2

Outcome

  • To learn about meal times: le petit déjeuner, le déjeuner, le goûter, le dîner
  • Recap times: le dejéuner à CJS est à midi vingt. Ask when you eat breakfast, lunch, etc.

Week 3

Outcome

  • To learn how to use a bilingual dictionary
  • Introduce the 2 halves of the dictionary as well as key abbreviations nm / nf.
  • Practise using a dictionary on a menu

Week 4

Outcome

  • To give reasons for liking / disliking food
  • Recap j’aime / je n’aime pas / j’adore  / je déteste
  • Introduce: parce que = because

Week 5

Outcome

  • To create a restaurant dialogue
  • Learn essential vocab: donnez-moi, s’il vous plait, avez-vous …?, comme dessert, l’addition, svp
  • Pairwork: act them out to class

Week 6

Outcome

  • To understand a video about food made to a recipe
  • Make your own French menu – including meat and vegetarian options

Week 1

Outcome

  • To create a sketch in a French restaurant
  • To view a clip of French comedy (Jacques Tatie or modern slapstick) as a stimulus
  • Use a dictionary to help construct a funny play script in pairs

Week 2

Outcome

  • To perform restaurant sketches
  • Pupils perform their script in pairs or in a group
  • Rest of class listen and give feedback: C’était extra, super, excellent, OK, assez bien

Week 3

Outcome

  • To learn about healthy eating
  • Learn the names of fruit and vegetables in plural form: Les haricots verts, les pommes de terre, les épinards, les oignons / les pommes, les bananes, les kiwis, les oranges
  • Revise basic opinions for liking / disliking

Week 4

Outcome

  • To describe what we eat and drink to stay healthy
  • Learn simple quantifiers: beaucoup de/ peu de (a lot of / little of)
  • Introduce negative of verb: je ne mange pas / je ne bois pas
  • Describe actions for a healthy diet: je mange beaucoup de légumes et de fruits, je bois de l’eau etc

Week 5

Outcome

  • To learn phrases to promote good nutrition: Mangez des legumes, Evitez trop de viande, Buvez de l’eau etc
  • Present a poster / PPT  to promote healthy eating in French

Week 1

Outcome

  • To learn 7 places in town (including la boulangerie, la papeterie, la gare, le marché,  le supermarché, la boucherie, l’église)
  • Make comparisons with George Lane and ask what  there is on our high street: Il y a une gare / un supermarché?
  • Introduce the negative form: il n’y a pas de…

Week 2

Outcome

  • To learn to give directions: A droite (on the right) / A gauche (on the left) / Tout droit (straight on) / Allez (go) / Tournez (turn) / Prenez (take)
  • Introduce question où est la gare? and find your way on a map following instructions
  • View BBC Bitesize film about finding the way to a café

Week 3

Outcome

  • To learn prepositions: dans (in) / sous (under) / sur (on) / entre (between) / derrière (behind) / A côté de (next to) / en face de (opposite)
  • Describe location of objects in the classroom: L’ordinateur est sur la table

Week 4

Outcome

  • To practise using a bilingual dictionary #2
  • Recap simple use
  • Work in pairs to complete a reading and writing task based on a text to do with finding the way to treasure / going on a trail  (to practise prepositions and directions)

Week 5

Outcome

  • To learn rooms in a house #1: La cuisine, la salle à manger, la salle de bains, le salon, le bureau, la chambre, le jardin etc
  • Ask / answer as to where you live: Tu habites une maison ou un appartement? / j’habite un appartement

Week 6

Outcome

  • To learn rooms in a house #2
  • Video / text to practise language of household objects and rooms

Week 7

Outcome

  • Ma maison idéale – How to describe my dream house
  • Use avec + extras such as une piscine, une salle de projection, un gymnase etc
  • Dictionaries to be used for personalised descriptions
  • Poster work for display

Week 1

Outcome

  • Revise basic introductions and sounds of the alphabet [Phonics 1] (vowels)
  • To learn about the ‘Francophone’ world and find out in which countries French is spoken
  • Name continents and some countries

Week 2

Outcome

  • To learn more about Francophonie [the French-speaking world]
  • To learn points of the compass
  • Ask where a country is located: Où est Portugal?

Week 3

Outcome

  • To describe flags and colours
  • Revise colours and pattern types (e.g. rayé = striped)
  • Name a country I’d like to visit and why: Un pays que je voudrais visiter, c’est… parce que / parce qu’il fait chaud là-bas

Week 4

Outcome

  • To learn how to use a bilingual dictionary
  • Revise meaning of dictionary abbreviations: (nm = masculine noun; nf = feminine noun)
  • Pairwork to look up key meanings  (French to English)

Week 5

Outcome

  • Geographical features in a country: une rivière, la cote, la plage, la frontière, la ville, la forêt, la montagne + il y a / il n’ y a pas de…
  • Learn adjectives to describe place: propre (clean) / tranquille (quiet) / ennuyeux (boring) / agréable (pleasant)
  • View BBC Bitesize video on Marseille

Week 6

Outcome

  • To describe my area in French: the high street and its shops / amenities
  • Draw comparisons between Marseille and London using comparatives: plus bruyant (noisier) / moins bruyant (less noisy) / propre (clean) tranquille (quiet)

Week 7

Outcome

  • For display: to create a poster about my area in French with short paragraph to describe:  eg A S. Woodford, il y a des supermarchés, un cinéma et une bibliothèque mais il n’y a pas de piscine
  • Extension: Present information about a francophone country and state up to 6 facts in French

Week 1

Outcome

  • To use both halves of a bilingual dictionary
  • Recap good practice for dictionary use
  • Introduce translation: study a simple poem about growing up: Poème sans titre

Week 2

Outcome

  • To learn the sounds of French: phonics (2) [focus on –eu / au / oi]
  • Practise tongue-twisters

Week 3

Outcome

  • To practise listening: a video on Les Calanques in Marseille
  • Pupils predict the type of words they will encounter; listen out for [pre-taught] key words about a school visit to a nature reserve

Week 4

Outcome

  • To learn about holiday destinations: au bord de la mer / en ville / à la plage
  • Express preferences for a holiday : je préfère la ville parce qu’il y a plus de choses à faire

Week 5

Outcome

  • Holiday destinations (2)
  • Consolidate simple opinions and how to give reasons

Week 6

Outcome

  • To learn about Christmas customs in the francophone world
  • Draw comparisons: En France on a un grand repas le 24 décembre, mais en Angleterre, c’est le 25 décembre

Week 7

Outcome

  • To do a Christmas quiz and make seasonal cards
  • Learn French salutations in greetings cards

Week 1

Outcome

  • To describe clothes Les vêtements (10 items)
  • Recap concept of gender and difference between le / la / l’ / les and un / une
  • Describe three items worn for uniform: Je porte un pull, une cravate et une jupe

Week 2

Outcome

  • To revise colours, patterns and shapes
  • Learn concept of ‘adjectival agreement’: colours come after the noun
  • Dictionary pairwork to look up clothing terms
  • Write phrases to describe coloured items worn for uniform: Je porte une cravate rayée

Week 3

Outcome

  • To express opinions about what I wear to school with justification (parce que and car)
  • Revise simple opinion phrases and add extras: pas tellement (not that much) / j’ai horreur de ça (I hate it)

Week 4

Outcome

  • To design a new uniform for Winter or Summer: je voudrais porter un pantalon vert foncé / je ne voudrais pas porter de cravate

Week 5

Outcome

  • To focus on the sounds of French [Phonics 3]
  • Practise sounds seen so far (vowels) and add: [au / eau / qu]
  • More tongue-twister practice
  • Do a ‘Millionaire’ style quiz involving choosing the correct rhyming sound from 4 options

Week 6

Outcome

  • To consolidate dictionary skills: reading task on pros and cons of school uniform
  • Extension: create a poster to display labelled designs of future uniform

Week 1

Outcome

  • To learn about our environment
  • Revise names of planets from Yr 5
  • Use a dictionary to focus on binary opposites: ville / campagne (town / country); terre / mer (land / sea);  de la ville / de la campagne (urban / rural)

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand a French poem : Dans Paris by Paul Eluard
  • Give personal response in English to literature in a foreign language

Week 3

Outcome

  • To describe types of animal in French and say where they live
  • Revise continents and countries
  • Les lions habitent en Afrique. Les éléphants habitent en Inde

Week 4

Outcome

  • To practise the reading skill: groupwork on animal profiles in French
  • Use reference materials for comprehension (dictionaries)
  • Make educated guesses about meaning (cognates)

Week 5

Outcome

  • To learn about the sounds of French [Phonics 4]: [é, è, -lle, -in]
  • Create and perform your own tongue twisters in French

Week 6

Outcome

  • Games to practise the language of half-term: multi-choice quiz to revise environment and animals

Week 1

Outcome

  • To find out about notable world painters (Les peintres)
  • Discuss Degas, Picasso and Frida Kahlo – their nationality and country of origin, languages spoken; birth and death dates

Week 2

Outcome

  • Revise shapes (les formes géométriques) : le cercle, le rectangle, le triangle, le carré
  • Revise colours and textures
  • Begin to describe a painting in French. Describe what people look like: Il a l’air triste, violent, reveur etc

Week 3

Outcome

  • To compare styles: (using the possessive)
  • Revise the comparative (and superlative)
  • Le style de Kahlo est plus romantique, le style de Picasso est très géométrique

Week 4

Outcome

  • Study the life and career of Van Gogh
  • Understand simple biographical details using a dictionary
  • Plan to describe a painting of your choice in the next lesson using a writing frame

Week 5

Outcome

  • Pupils describe a favourite painting
  • Present to the class and say at least 5 facts in French
  • It’s a portrait by the painter Degas. In the picture, there are ballerinas. It looks a bit dark and sad. The colours are grey and pink. I like it because…

Week 1

Outcome

  • To learn about musical instruments: je joue du piano et de la guitare (+  how often) deux, trois fois par semaine

Week 2

Outcome

  • To give opinions on genres of music + give justifications: j’apprécie le jazz parce que c’est intéressant / je n’aime pas la musique classique parce c’est démodé

Week 3

Rhos y Gwaliau

Week 4

Outcome

  • To listen to an extract of The Voice in  French: study lyrics using a dictionary

Week 5

Outcome

  • To revise the important sounds of French [plenary of PHONICS]
  • Language games to consolidate pronunciation

Week 6

Outcome

  • To learn about France today: cultural [general knowledge quiz]

Week 7

Outcome

  • Cultural lesson: history of the Eiffel Tower

Beyond the Curriculum