St. Ambrose R.C. Primary School

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MFL

 

Learning French at St Ambrose

Please click on the link below for the MFL policy.

Modern Foreign Language Policy

 

We have worked closely with Barlow RC High school, to deliver French Activity Days for our Key Stage 2 pupils. The children have enjoyed role plays, sampling French food and playing French games.

French

Our aim is that by the end of Year 6 pupils should be able to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences*
  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing
  • understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

We follow the Lightbulb Languages Programme of Study to deliver French. This can be found at:

http://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources-pr-fr-schemeofwork.htm

Each Year covers the following topics:

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Y3

Greetings

  • Simple greetings
  • Making simple statements about name and age
  • Asking simple questions about name and age
  • Numbers 1-10

Games and Songs

  • Numbers 11-20
  • Asking and answering simple questions
  • Expressing preferences 

 

Celebrations

  • Making simple statements about activities
  • Expressing praise
  • Months of the year  
  • Writing an invitation
  • Following instructions

Y4

People

  • Making simple statements about appearance
  • Giving a simple description of a person

 

 

All Aboard!

  • Making statements about travel
  • Describing the weather
  • Days of the week

 

 

Animals/

 Les Quatre Amis

  • Give a simple description of an animal and their habitat
  • Making simple statements about movement
  • Respond to a story

Y5

Journey to School

  • Describing a journey to school
  • Giving simple directions
  • Using repair strategies to keep a conversation going

 

 

 

Bon Appetite!

  • Talking about what has been eaten and drunk
  • Expressing likes,  dislikes and preferences
  • Following and writing instructions (as in a recipe)

 

 

 

The 4 Seasons/

Bastille Day

  • Making simple statements about seasons
  • Describing the weather
  • Using adjectives as antonyms
  • Exploring French culture through Bastille Day

 

Y6

Our School

  • Making statements about the school environment
  • Telling time using half-hours, quarter hours and 24hr clock notation.

 

 

Then and Now

  • Making statement about places in a town
  • Asking questions about places in town
  • Saying the year (eg mille neuf cent quarante huit)

 

 

Café/

Bastille Day

  • Understanding quantities of food
  • Using transactional language for a café
  • Exploring French culture through Bastille Day celebrations