In this unit pupils learn to talk extensively about their taste in books and films, describe their use of the internet and the weather, review the regular use of the present tense and learn some of the irregular forms.
For the first assessment of Year 8, students will be tested on Listening, Reading and Writing.
I watch / I don't watch
I never miss
I really dislike ...
On the Internet
I find it
I update my homepage
My favourite film/ actor is
I downloaded songs
Students will consider how culture and the media can transcend country boundaries. They will also express their preferences with justification on a range of sources and content.
Students will express their opinions and find commonalities with other individuals, groups and cultures.
In this unit pupils learn the key language for visiting a foreign city, using on peut and opinions (j’aime + infinitive). They also develop their use of questioning and discover the perfect tense in detail
Students will be assessed on Listening, Reading, Writing and Translation. The assessment will mainly include structures and vocabulary from the current unit, but also recall on prior knowledge.
I spent a week in Paris
The opening times
I traveled by underground/ on foot
Closed on bank holidays
I went back home
I bought souvenirs
What did you do?
A boat trip on the river Seine
Price for young people / full price
Students learn about Paris, its history and its culture, encouraging them to travel and broaden their horizons.
Students will share their experiences of travelling and of other countries and cultures. This is an ideal way to further encourage conversation and develop vocabulary.
In this unit pupils learn to talk about themselves extensively, by describing theirs and other people’s personality, hobbies, and taste in music and clothing. Grammar: more on irregular present tense and perfect tense.
Students will be assessed on Listening, Reading, Speaking and Translation. The assessment will mainly include structures and vocabulary from the current unit, but also recall on prior knowledge. For the Speaking, students will prepare answers to a series of questions in lesson prior to the assessment, and will be individually asked these same questions to be assessed on communication, content and pronunciation/ fluency.
I think that
I am / I am not
Normally, I wear...
What are you going to wear?
My style is rather classy
It makes me happy
It makes me want to ...
Students reflect upon their own relationships and personalities, at a perfect time in the year to create positive changes.
Students can express their feelings more confidently, safe in the knowledge their reflections and ideas will be respected.
In this unit pupils learn to talk about where they live extensively and about food (eating and shopping), by using il faut+ infinitive. They also approach the near future tense in more detail.
Students will be assessed on Listening, Reading, Writing and Translation. The assessment will mainly include structures and vocabulary from the current unit, but also recall on prior knowledge. Students should be particularly mindful of using and understanding a range of verb tenses.
I live in a pretty house
Furniture and appliances
The rooms in the house
A slice of ...
We need to buy ...
in / in front of / behind
In my home
Students learn to describe their home and compare it with homes in other French-speaking countries. They also learn about festivals and food abroad, developing their cultural understanding of the French-speaking world beyond France.
Students can compare their homes and dream homes with each other and with people from other cultures. They can find commonalities in housing, cultures and activities.
In this unit pupils learn to talk about their particular skills by taking part in a talent show. They express their opinion on the contestants and give them advice, using the imperative.
Students will be assessed on Listening, Reading, Writing and Translation. The assessment will mainly include structures and vocabulary from the current unit, but also recall on prior knowledge. In Writing, pupils should be aiming to use a wide range of vocabulary to demonstrate their ability to use language in a range of contexts.
My talent is singing
I want to be a magician
Who is the best?
You are right / wrong
To take part in the contest
Make more of an effort!
My dreams and my ambitions
I can / I can't
You must be confident
Students look at similarities in TV culture and art between France and the UK. They can also see how TV culture can influence music.
Students learn to be diplomatic when giving feedback, while we encourage empathy. They also develop their understanding of similarities and differences between cultures.
This unit is about applying French language to explicitly cross-curricular situations: Geography, Science and History, with extensive reading and presentations. Grammar: using a range of tense.
In the End of Year assessment, students will complete Listening, Reading and Translation tasks, and will impress us with their Writing.
This assessment will cover the content we have studied throughout the whole year as well as prior knowledge from Year 7.
The French Revolution
This country is located in...
You must + verb
The National Holiday (14th July)
This cross-curricular unit helps students consider French as a tool for learning rather than just the language being the learning outcome.
Students will take part in a quiz about Paris at the time of the French Revolution, after watching a documentary as homework about it. They will need to work in small groups, in a collaborative manner. Moreover, finding out about communities of languages around the word will place them in a bigger setting and help heir language learning come to life. The Science part of the module will involve creating a method to make something (object, recipe, technique) of their choice. They will need to work collaboratively to ensure the outcome is outstanding.