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Year 7 French

Students are taught in mixed ability form groups. All students follow the Studio French course and cover the following topics

Term

theme or topic

Autumn Term 1

 

Je me présente – basic vocabulary skills, introductions

Autumn Term 2

Mes passetemps – using opinions/ and using verbs jouer and faire

Spring Term 1

 Mon collège – extending sentences using connectives, developing opinions, using time looking at differences between school in the UK and in France

Spring Term 2

Ma famille et mes amis – describing people asking and answering questions

Summer Term 1

1,2,3 Partez – discussing holiday plans, using the future tense

Independent study information

These links are to additional online resources that students can access to improve their French. Many of the resources offer immediate feedback.

https://quizlet.com/ - each teacher has a designated class/year group for our students

www.activelearn.com – students have access to all our textbooks and resources online

www.languagesonline.org – grammar activities and explanations

Year 8

Students are taught in mixed ability form groups. All students follow the Studio French course this is differentiated between rouge – higher tier tasks and vert – foundation tier and covers the following topics:

Term

theme or topic

Autumn Term 1

 

Ma zone – describing a place using adjectives, explaining what you can do in your area,

Autumn Term 2

manger et boire – discussing food and drink preferences, ordering food and drink at the café

Spring Term 1

 ma visite à Paris – learning about the attractions of Paris, using the perfect tense to talk about events in the past

Spring Term 2

Chez moi chez toi – talking about your home, making comparisons, daily routine, talking about the future and your dream home and celebrations.

Summer Term 1

Tu es branché – discussing TV, media and cinema – using three tenses to discuss past. Present and future activities

Homework Information

 Homework is set on a weekly basis and this will cover a variety of activities. Vocabulary learning is an essential part of homework and is checked regularly in class. We run a Golden 100 vocabulary learning challenge each term to encourage students to establish good vocabulary learning routines.

All homework assignments are posted on Go4Schools. 

During school closures i.e. – snow/ lockdown work is posted and delivered via TEAMS on Microsoft Office

Independent study information

These links are to additional online resources that students can access to improve their French. Many of the resources offer immediate feedback.

https://quizlet.com/ - each teacher has a designated class/year group for our students

www.activelearn.com – students have access to all our textbooks and resources online

www.languagesonline.org – grammar activities and explanations

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zgdqxnb - activities in all four language skills

Year 9

Students are currently taught in mixed ability form groups. All students follow the Studio French course this is differentiated between rouge – higher tier tasks aimed at higher ability students and vert – foundation tier grades 1-4 at GCSE. In Year 9 we follow the AQA GCSE French 3 year scheme of work and start the teaching and learning of the key GCSE themes and topics. We focus on the grammar in preparation for GCSE next year.

Term

theme or topic

Autumn Term 1

 

Theme 1: unit 1 self, family and friends

Autumn Term 2

Theme 1 units 2-3 New Technology and free time

Spring Term 1

Theme 2 Healthy lifestyle – diet, sport and lifestyle choices

Spring Term 2

Theme 3 Future plans and the world of work

Summer Term 1

Theme 2 Travel and Tourism – holiday preferences  and activities.

Homework Information

 Homework is set on a weekly basis and this will cover a variety of activities. Vocabulary learning is an essential part of homework and is checked regularly in class.

All homework assignments are posted on Go4Schools. 

During school closures i.e. – snow/ lockdown work is posted and delivered via TEAMS on Microsoft Office

Independent study information

These links are to additional online resources that students can access to improve their French. Many of the resources offer immediate feedback.

https://quizlet.com/ - each teacher has a designated class/year group for our students

www.activelearn.com – students have access to all our textbooks and resources online

www.languagesonline.org – grammar activities and explanations

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zgdqxnb - activities in all four language skills

Year 10 GCSE Option French

GCSE French follows the AQA GCSE 9-1 course in French. Students are already aware of the topics following their work in Year 9. GCSE now takes this knowledge further concentrating more on consolidating what has already been learnt and extending students vocabulary knowledge and understanding.

Term

theme or topic

Autumn Term 1

 

Theme 1 self, family and friends – using the present tense, reflexive verbs future family marriage and children

Autumn Term 2

Theme 1 units 2 – 3 New Technology and free time – use of the perfect and future tenses. Development of grammatical knowledge.

Spring Term 1

Theme 1 unit 4-5 Food and eating out, Festival and celebrations in the French speaking world.

Spring Term 2

Theme 2 unit 1 Home and Area: Use of the conditional tense/ comparative

Unit 2 Global and social issues – environmental and social issues at home and globally

Summer Term 1

Theme 2: Travel and tourism – holiday plans past, present and future. Holiday activities and accommodation

Homework Information

 Homework is set on a weekly basis and this will cover a variety of activities. Vocabulary learning is an essential part of homework and is checked regularly in class.

All homework assignments are posted on Go4Schools. 

During school closures i.e. – snow/ lockdown work is posted and delivered via TEAMS on Microsoft Office

Independent study information

These links are to additional online resources that students can access to improve their French. Many of the resources offer immediate feedback.

www.thisislanguage.com – listening resources using native speakers to support listening skill development.

https://quizlet.com/ - each teacher has a designated class/year group for our students

www.activelearn.com – students have access to all our textbooks and resources online

www.languagesonline.org – grammar activities and explanations

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zgdqxnb - activities in all four language skills