In this unit pupils learn to talk about the summer they have just had. They discover the perfect tense and using the perfect and present tenses together.
For the first assessment of Year 8, students will be tested on Listening and Reading only. A practice Writing task will be completed in class.
I live in England
I went on holiday
I went on a boat ride
How did you travel?
I hung around the house
I go to a holiday camp in the countryside
It was fun/funny
I didn't go out
I saw dolphins
I swim in the pool
Students will consider how culture can transcend country boundaries. They will also express their preferences with justification on a range of sources and content and discover each other's cultures and family habits.
Students will express their opinions and find commonalities with other individuals, groups and cultures.
This unit will develop what pupils can say about their lives and their likes/dislikes and expand their transactional language in context of buying food at a market. They will revise the present and near future tenses and continue to practise the perfect tense. Pupils learn about festivals and celebrations in the Francophone world and they are introduced to traditional French cuisine.
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.
What's your favourite festival/ celebration?
To have a sleepover
I love visiting my cousins
I can't wait for ...
A slice of cheese
It is a savoury specialty
I am going to listen to some choirs
What are your new year's resolutions?
I am going to be patient with my parents
Students learn about celebration in French speaking countries. They will understand French is not only spoken in France and Francophonie is full of variety.
Students will share their experiences and explore those of other countries and cultures. This is an ideal way to further encourage conversation and develop vocabulary.
In this unit pupils learn to express their opinions around TV and digital technology and further develop their transactional language in the context of arranging to go out. Pupils are introduced to using three tenses together. Pupils also learn about leisure activities in different Francophone countries.
Students will be assessed on Listening, Reading, Speaking or Writing 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 hobbies and reflect on relationships surrounding the use of the media.
Students can express their feelings more confidently, safe in the knowledge their reflections and ideas will be respected.
This unit continues to develop what pupils can say about their lives and how they express and justify their opinions. They develop their use of different persons of the verb and introduce modal verbs as well as reflexive verbs in context of daily routine. Further practice with three tenses. Pupils learn about geographical aspects of France and Francophone countries as well as about famous French painters and their works of art.
Students will be assessed on Listening, Reading, Speaking or 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 home lives in other French-speaking countries. They also learn about cultural differences, 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 daily activities.
In this unit wecontinue to develop what pupils can say about their lives and their likes/dislikes, including comparatives. We introduce the imperative for asking
directions and further practice transactional language in context of talking to the doctor. Pupils also learn about some famous sportspeople in the Francophone world.
Students will be assessed on Listening, Reading 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 youth culture and art between France and the UK.
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.