To get pupils introducing and talking about themselves. This module also covers any content that pupils might have done in KS2 (numbers, days and months, alphabet, etc.) and introduces pupils to key French sounds which are revisited throughout the year in pronunciation features.
This first assessment will be used as a baseline assessment to further refine sets. Set changes will happen following this assessment, to best suit students' needs and abilities.
My name is
How are you?
How do you spell it?
What is the date?
I don't have a
In term 1, we are introducing the concept of life in a foreign country. A lot of students would have either first-hand experience or experience in their family of living or growing up abroad. French brings a common ground between all students.
French is a new subject for all students, which means they are all more likely to work collaboratively and to support each other without fear of appearing to know less than other students.
To continue to develop what pupils can say about themselves and their use of verbs. To allow pupils to express and justify their opinions using a range of opinion verbs. Also an opportunity for pupils to learn about schools in
France as well as about Christmas in Francophone countries to coincide with the end of the autumn term.
Three skills are tested in this assessment: Listening, Reading, Writing. Students be further introduced to preparing the paragraph for their Writing prior to the exam: they will develop skills of preparing a script, reviewing based on advice and memorising for the assessment. Grades Bronze to Gold.
He has / she has
I am / I am not
Students will be given the opportunity to put themselves first and to describe themselves - personality and centers of interests. They will also be able to engage in conversation and use the third person to describe their friends and family as well as their role models and people their admire in the world of sports.
Students will reflect on their own selves and others, which helps them become more aware of others within their community and further.
To continue to develop what pupils can say about themselves and their use of verbs and adjectives. To allow pupils to express more opinions. More key French sounds are introduced. Pupils also have the opportunity to learn about different sports in Francophone countries.
Listening, Speaking, Reading, Translation
Translation will be formally assessed for the first time. Students will be expected to translate sentences, ranging from simple to slightly longer.
For the Speaking assessment, students will prepare their answers to 4 questions prior to the exam, then have the opportunity to review the and practice them thoroughly, before being assessed on their pronunciation, fluency and ability to expand.
My school subjects
What time is it?
What do you eat?
A lot (of)
We study nine subjects
Cultural opportunity to discover school life in France and French speaking countries. Numeracy: learning to tell the time in French.
Students will come together to describe their experience of school life, school subjects and life around school.
To expand pupils’ use of verbs into the 3rd person singular and plural and 1st person plural forms. Pupils learn about home-life in Francophone countries as well as about Bastille Day celebrations.
Students are tested on their Listening, Reading, Writing and Translation skills. The content covers the current module of work, as well as prior knowledge.
What do you do ...?
I play (+ sports)
In summer / in winter
When the weather is nice
In the evening / at the weekends
I do (+activity)
Twice a week
What do you like doing?
I send emails
From time to time
We will focus greatly on Literacy, with verb forms at the present tense. This will encourage students to reflect on languages, other than English, that they are familiar with, and to make connections between these languages and French. Quite often, this is a very useful exercise, which develops and deepens their understanding of French.
Students enjoy discussing their hobbies with their peers, as well as discovering activities they haven't thought of trying before. This unit will also give us the opportunity to talk about online safety, which is crucial among young people.
To give pupils the opportunity to learn transactional language (in a café) and introduce the verb aller ahead of teaching the near future tense. Pupils learn about popular French snacks and drinks, and they also have the opportunity to explore Paris.
Students will be assessed on three skills: Listening, Reading, Writing. The assessment will include the content of the unit, as well as elements of study from the beginning of year 7.
At the theme park
In my town
There is/ are / There isn't/ aren't
I want to go
Where I live
Where is...? / Where are...?
Do you want to go ...?
Asking for and giving directions: this is a relevant skill to have, both at home and abroad. Promoting exercise and free-time activities: as part of a healthy lifestyle, students' awareness will be brought on the variety of activities that are available to them, at home at school and in the community.
We will learn to give and follow direction in collaborative contexts and games. Students will need to encourage and rely on each other to ensure learning in taking place. We will talk about free-time activities in first and third persons, to encourage communication and discussion between students, in French.
This unit is all about holidays: before (getting ready), during, and future holiday plans. Pupils will discover a range of verb tenses: future, conditional and more on the present, with reflexive verbs.
After this unit, we will work on cross-curricular topics: animals, poetry and art.
The end of year assessment will cover all the content students have studied in the course of the year, with the ability to achieve Grade 2.
How much / how many
I am hungry and thirsty
I get myself ready
I am going to + verb
I would like
We go hiking
40 - 100
What would you like?
Literacy: the near future tense and the conditional tense are introduced in this unit. Verb tenses are crucial for students to develop their knowledge of French, once they are familiar with sentence-building and applying simple adjectival endings. Geography: the topic of holidays is ideal to develop students' understanding of life and experiences in other countries. Numeracy: Prices in Euros.
Students will share experiences of holidays and work collaboratively on a (fake) French café.