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FRENCH

Staff  have high expectations and set challenging targets. We aim to instil confidence and competence and strive to make learning enjoyable.

Children learn at different rates and so we set the children according to their ability. We assess throughout the year both informally and formally in end of term tests. Sets are then adjusted to make sure that students are matched up with similar learners.

Our open door policy means that there are always teachers available to recap, help and advise. Our lunchtime clubs offer catch up opportunities plus extension activities.

The Learning Map has been designed to embed the full range of GCSE skills at KS3, as well as promote a passion and love for Languages. We aim for students to speak, read, listen and write with enthusiasm and confidence whilst ensuring they are fully prepared for the challenges of GCSE.

Course Content

Year 7

AUTUMN TERM

Spelling in French
Definite and Indefinite articles
Singular and plurals
Adjectives
Using a dictionary
Possesssive adjective
Using the verb être
Exploring rhymes and syllables

SPRING TERM

Using regular -er verbs
Using avoir (1st, 2nd and 3rd person singular)
Understanding adjective agreement (singular and plural)
Using the present tense
Asking Questions
Giving and justifying opinions
Telling the time
‘on’ to say ‘we’
Partitive article

SUMMER TERM

Jouer à
Faire
Aimer +infinitive
3rd person plural
Il y a / il n’y a pas de
Using ‘tu’ or ‘vous’
à + definite article
vouloir/pouvoir + infinitive

Year 8

AUTUMN TERM

Present tense of -er verbs
Avoir and être
-ir and -re verbs
Aller and faire
Perfect tense

SPRING TERM

Perfect tense of regular and irregular verbs
C’était/ j’ai trouvé ça + adjective
Perfect tense with être
Questions in the perfect tense
Adjectival agreement
Reflexive verbs
Agreeing/disagreeing + justifying

SUMMER TERM

Using j’habite and je voudrais habiter
Using prepositions
Using the partitive article
Using il faut +infinitive
Practising the near future
Comparative Adjectives (H)
Boire, prendre (H)
Using 3 tenses (H)

Year 9

AUTUMN TERM

Present tense regular and irregular;
Adjective and adjectival agreement
reflexive verbs in present tense, near future tense, perfect tense; using present and perfect tenses together. (H) including imperfect tense

SPRING TERM

Formulating questions Asking questions in the tu and vous form
Using a combination of tenses
Using irregular verbs in the present tense, the comparative, negatives
(H) the superlatives, (H) direct object pronouns (le, la,les)

SUMMER TERM

Revising places in town and asking the way, using a superlative, using the si clause, using negatives,
Using the perfect, present and future tenses, using the negatives
Presentations at 6pm and 7pm