Languages

French 

 

French is taught to all Key Stage 2 pupils as part of the school curriculum.  We believe that learning a language encourages children to be curious and deepen  their understanding of the world.

This school includes a large number of children from a range of cultures with first languages other than English. This is a situation to be celebrated and used to widen the horizons of all our pupils.

Our curriculum ensures that all pupils:                                           

  • Understand and can respond to spoken and written language
  • Speak with confidence, fluency and can communicate through discussion and asking and answering questions.
  • Pronounce words accurately
  • Can write at different levels for a purpose
  • Discover and develop an enthusiasm for language

 

We follow the National Curriculum 2014 and the Framework for Languages. See the link

below for more information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239042/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Languages.pdf

 

Children are taught to:

  • Listen and respond
  • Explore patterns and sounds through songs and rhymes
  • Engage in conversations; asking and answering questions and give opinions
  • Speak in sentences
  • Develop correct pronunciation
  • Understand basic grammar
  • Work in pairs and groups, and communicate in the other language
  • Understand life in another culture
  • Memorise words and phrases
  • Develop a range of vocabulary
  • Read and understand text

 

They do this through games, rhymes, songs and role play.
Modern Foreign Languages
2 year plan:  2015-16
 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Y3-6 PPA

Year 3 Focus

  • Oracy
  • Single words and short phrases

 

Expectations:

  • To listen attentively to a spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
  • Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes that link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Jeux- games

  • Simple instructions – Simon says
  • Expressing preference
  • Revise numbers & colours
  • Qu’est-ce que c’est?
  • The farmers in his den
  • French songs
  • What’s the time Mr Wolf?
  • Phonic focus: e, er, ez, silent s

Myself &others

  • Where the wild things are in French?
  • Emotions (Je suis triste etc)
  • Family members
  • Animals/pets
  • Phonic focus: on, ch

Where I live

  • I live in.  Where do you live?
  • Je suis, tu es/J’ai  tu as
  • Left, right, straight on simple directions
  • Places in town
  • Simple weather (it’s raining, sunny etc.)

 

Food

  • Fruit & Vegetables
  • Simple bakery items
  • Je voudrais- role play buying objects
  •  Adjectives
  • The hungry caterpillar
  • Likes/dislikes
  • tasting

Year 4 Focus:

  • Reading and recognising words
  • Start building sentences

 

Expectations:

  • Children should be able to describe people, places, things and actions.
  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinion and respond to others; seek clarification and help.
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in language

The body

  • parts of the body (head, shoulders, knees and toes song)
  • colours
  • Physical appearance
  • Adjectives agreement and position
  • Avoir: J’ai, tu as/vous avez
  • He has/she has/is
  • Phonic focus: ou, eu

To infinity and Beyond!

  • Revise days of the week
  • Space ad planets
  • Links to months of the year
  • Near and far, positional language

All Aboard

  • Transport
  • Naming continents
  • Towns in France
  • Weather phrases
  • Rainforest Animals
  • Countries
  • Je vais, ou vas-tu
  • Phonic focus: qu, i

Year 5 (Spanish)

Focus: broadening vocabulary, beginning to write sentences from memory

Oracy and speaking in sentences

 

Expectations:

  • Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.
  • Develop accurate pronunciation ad intonation
  • Present information orally
  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

Games

  • Numbers from 1-20
  • Simple instructions
  • Colours
  • Spanish songs and games
  • What’s the time Mr Wolf?

Myself & others

  • Sports
  • Numbers from 20-50
  • Family members
  • Animals/pets
  • Emotions

Where I live

  • Numbers from 50-100
  • Places in town
  • Location and positions
  • Simple weather

Year 6  (French)

Focus:

  • Basic understanding of grammar linked to masculine and feminine
  • Personal pronouns

 

Expectations:

  • Broaden vocabulary and develop an ability to understand new words that are introduced through using a dictionary.
  • Write phrases from memory and adapt these to create new sentences
  • Describe people, places and things orally and in writing
  • Understand basic grammar, building sentences and how these differ to English.

Out in town

  • Main places of interest and shops
  • Directions – giving and following
  • Reading simple shop times/prices

Where in the world?

  • Countries
  • Understanding and naming continents
  • Location of countries- prepositions
  • Animals
 
  • To write a short description of an animal and where it can be found.

All about me

  • Physical appearance (J’ai les cheveux blond et les yeux bleu etc.)
  • Where do they live
  • What do they like/dislike

 

  • To write a letter describing themselves
 
 
2016-17
 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Y3-6 PPA

Year 3 Focus:

  • Oracy
  • Single words and short phrases

 

Expectations:

  • To listen attentively to a spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
  • Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes that link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

Jeux- games

  • Simple instructions – simon says
  • Expressing preference
  • Revise numbers & colours
  • Qu’est-ce que c’est?
  • The farmers in his den
  •  French songs
  • What’s the time Mr Wolf?
  • Phonic focus: e, er, ez, silent s

Myself &others

  • Where the wild things are in French?
  • Emotions (Je suis triste etc)
  • Family members
  • Animals/pets
  • Phonic focus: on, ch

Where I live

  • I live in.  Where do you live?
  • Je suis, tu es/J’ai  tu as
  • Left, right, straight on simple directions
  • Places in town
  • Simple weather (it’s raining, sunny etc.)

 

Celebrations and French culture

Special occasions

Birthdays & months

Year 4 Focus:

  • Reading and recognising words
  • Start building sentences

 

Expectations:

  • Children should be able to describe people, places, things and actions.
  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinion and respond to others; seek clarification and help.
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in language

The body

  • Parts of the body (head, shoulders, knees and toes song)
  • Colours
  • Physical appearance
  • Adjectives agreement and position
  • Avoir: J’ai, tu as/vous avez
  • He has/she has/is
  • Phonic focus: ou, eu

To infinity and Beyond!

  • Revise days of the week
  • Space and planets
  • Links to months of the year
  • Near and far, positional language

All Aboard

  • Transport
  • Naming continents
  • Towns in France
  • Weather phrases
  • Rainforest Animals
  • Countries
  • Je vais, ou vas-tu?

Phonic focus: qu, i

Year 5 (French)

Focus: broadening vocabulary, beginning to write sentences from memory

Oracy and speaking in sentences

 

Expectations:

  • Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • Develop accurate pronunciation ad intonation
  • Present information orally
  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

Out in town

  • Main places of interest and shops
  • Directions – giving and following
  • Reading simple shop times/prices

Where in the world?

  • Countries
  • Understanding and naming continents
  • Location of countries- prepositions
  • Animals
 
  • To write a short description of an animal and where it can be found.

All about me

  • Physical appearance (J’ai les cheveux blond et les yeux bleu etc.)
  • Where do they live
  • What do they like/dislike

 

  • To write a letter describing themselves

Year 6 (Spanish)

Focus:

  • Basic understanding of grammar linked to masculine and feminine
  • Personal pronouns

 

Expectations:

  • Broaden vocabulary and develop an ability to understand new words that are introduced through using a dictionary.
  • Write phrases from memory and adapt these to create new sentences
  • Describe people, places and things orally and in writing
  • Understand basic grammar, building sentences and how these differ to English.

All about me

  • Physical appearance (J’ai les cheveux blond et les yeux bleu etc.)
  • Where do they live
  • What do they like/dislike
  • To write a letter describing themselves

Story time!

Read and imitate simple French stories

Write their own simple story

In the news

Writing a newspaper article