French

French is a language that opens up the world, for the job market, for higher education and for travel. It is the language of international relations, of love, of food, of culture and a language that is fun to learn. More than 200 million people speak French and it is the second most widely learned foreign language after English. As the UK leaves the European union, knowledge of French will be increasingly useful for careers in business and more and more sought after by employers.

In year 7 and 8, students of French cover 11 units and are assessed at the end of each unit using life after levels[RB1] . They receive homework at least once a week (this could be in the form of vocabulary learning or written tasks). Lessons focus on the four key skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing but also include lots of games, songs and challenges. To develop children’s cultural knowledge, teachers use authentic materials for example video clips, films, maps etc.  Below is a summary of the content covered in each half term. For more information and resources, please visit the French pages on FROG.

 

Unit

Topics

Assessed skill(s)

Year 7

Basics

Numbers

Letters

Greetings

Dates

Classroom instructions/ equipment

Speaking

My family

Family members

Pets

Physical description

Personality description

Likes and dislikes

Reasons

Reading

Where I live

Countries

Nationalities

Local area

House

Bedroom furniture

Opinions

Listening

My opinions

Favourite things

Connectives

Plural nouns

Writing

School

Subjects

Teachers

Time

Timetable

End of year assesssment

Year 8

Food

Snacks

Meals

At a restaurant

Writing

Sport

Sports

Adverbs of frequency

A famous sportsperson

Reading

Hobbies

Hobbies

TV

Film

Present tense

Listening

Town

Transport

Town

Activities

Directions

Speaking

Future plans

Immediate future tense

Future life plans

Future education plans

Language choices

Jobs

Writing

Holidays

Weather

Destinations

Transport

Accommodation

Activities

Past and future holidays

End of year assessment

 

Towards the end of year 8 and before May half term, students are asked to select one language for further study at KS4. We begin the GCSE course in year 9. For further information please see the KS4 page 

Contact

 Rachel Bacon Head of MFL Faculty - baconr@hendonschool.co.uk

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