Our Lady of Lourds

St Norbert's
Catholic Voluntary Academy

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Modern Foreign Languages

 

Recovery Statement of Intent

As part of our school’s phased recovery to French, new key knowledge and skills will be introduced and taught parallel to a prolonged period of revision. As new topics are covered, prior knowledge and skills will be reviewed. Using our experience and the experiences of the children during the Covid 19 lockdown in a positive way. We will share a favourite experiences, sing songs and take encourage children to investigate French apps on I Pads and computers. We will celebrate our family, school and community through learning a new language.  Through cross curricular well-being activities, children will begin to develop skills and knowledge of a different country.

 

It has been an unprecedented time for all of us, especially for our children and the excitement of re starting school is a huge step for all children. Covid has supported and promoted the importance of family and the world around them in a positive way and will be used to support transition. We will ensure we are supporting children to familiarise themselves with the school environment so that they can start to rebuild relationships with members of staff and their peers. The French curriculum will provide opportunities for this in a variety of ways such as group circle time and games. Using role play and physical activities. Children will also be exposed to new vocabulary as well as familiar French words to help build any gaps in their understanding.

Intent

St Norbert’s offer a carefully planned lessons, ensuring progressive coverage of the skills required by the national curriculum. Our chosen themes - Time Travelling, Let's Visit a French Town and This Is France - provide an introduction to the culture of French-speaking countries and communities. It aims to foster children’s curiosity and help deepen their understanding of the world. The delivery of French enables children to express their ideas and thoughts in French and provides opportunities to interact and communicate with others both in speech and in writing.

In Lower KS2, children acquire basic skills and understanding of French with a strong emphasis placed on developing their Speaking and Listening skills. These will be embedded and further developed in Upper KS2, alongside Reading and Writing, gradually progressing onto more complex language concepts and greater learner autonomy.

Implementation

Our lessons and resources help pupils to build on prior knowledge alongside the introduction of new skills. The introduction and revision of key vocabulary and grammatical structures is built into each lesson.

Impact

St Norbert’s want to ensure that French is loved by teachers and pupils across school, therefore encouraging them to embark on further language studies. Impact can also be measured through key questioning skills built into lessons, summative assessments aimed at targeting next steps in learning.

 

 
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Advent 1
Getting to know you
say hello and goodbye; introduce themselves;
say if they are feeling good/bad/so-so;
count to 10;
say how old they are.
 
 
 
All around town
name some of the major cities of France;
identify and say typical amenities to be found in French towns;
say and order multiples of ten;
ask and give a simple address in French;
locate the correct part of a bilingual dictionary to translate from French-English or vice versa
 
Getting to know you
demonstrate their prior learning from previous units;
say a simple future sentence;
give an intention for the immediate future;
use body language or gesture to help understand;
say how they are feeling;
follow a simple story and recognise key vocabulary;
present information about themselves with support
 
 
 
 
Let’s visit a French town
make simple sentences with habiter (to live);
listen to and join in a song;
recognise key words and phrases and respond;
 use gestures to support what they are saying;
 use a bilingual dictionary with support;
 identify places in a French town or city;
 listen for familiar vocabulary;
 recognise ordinal numbers;
recognise a spelling pattern.
 
Advent 2
All about me
give and respond to simple classroom instructions appropriately;
name parts of the body from a song;
identify colours;
name items of clothing;
 
Christmas
To learn about and discuss French Christmas traditions.
  
On the move
name some types of transport;
use Je… and Tu… correctly in a simple sentence;
respond to simple instructions for direction and movement;
follow simple directions to find a place on a map.
 
 Christmas
To learn about and discuss French Christmas traditions.
 
All about ourselves
name some parts of the body;
respond appropriately when asked a simple question;
 give a simple description of their eyes and hair;
place the adjective correctly in a simple sentence;
use a small number of everyday verbs in simple dialogues;
make simple statements in the third person;
• match emotion/health words with their pictures.
 
Christmas
To learn about and discuss French Christmas traditions.
 
 
Let’s go shopping
listen and respond to topic vocabulary;
answer questions using the topic vocabulary;
 take part in role play as a shopper/shopkeeper, speaking in French;
greet and respond;
 use the preposition entre; write money amounts in French, up to 500 € in multiples of 50.
  
Christmas
To learn about and discuss French Christmas traditions.
 
Lent 1
Food glorious food
follow a story and join in the repeated parts;
say what foods from a set they like/dislike;
 
Going shopping
Listen and respond to topic vocabulary.
Answer questions using the topic vocabulary.
Take part in role play as a shopper/ shopkeeper, speaking in French.  Greet and respond.
 
That’s tasty
Listen and respond to topic vocabulary
Answer questions orally using topic vocabulary
Write an answer in a sentence using a modeled sentence
Take part in role play using key phrases studied
 
This is France
listen and respond to topic vocabulary;
answer questions orally using the topic vocabulary;
write an answer to a sentence using the topic vocabulary;
create sentences independently, using a model sentence;
 write numbers in words which are multiples of ten;
describe position up to 4 compass points.
 
Lent 2
Family and friends
identify and introduce some of their relations; name some common pets;
recognise some rooms in their home;
Easter
To use a bilingual dictionary to help me compare and contrast traditions in different countries.
 
Where in the world?
listen and respond to topic vocabulary;
answer questions orally using the topic vocabulary;
write an answer in a sentence using the topic vocabulary;
use an English/French dictionary to translate from English to French
Easter
To use a bilingual dictionary to help me compare and contrast traditions in different countries.
 
 
Family and friends
join in traditional songs and rhymes;
recognise rhyming sounds;
 use 1st person possessive adjectives confidently and recognise that third person is different;
introduce family members;
say what sort of home they live in and name items inside;
 give a simple opinion about a named animal or object;
construct a simple sentence about a variety of topics
Easter
To use a bilingual dictionary to help me compare and contrast traditions in different countries.
 
 
Easter
To use a bilingual dictionary to help me compare and contrast traditions in different countries.
Pentecost 1
Our school
listen and respond to topic vocabulary;
demonstrate understanding with actions;
write sentences converting le/la to un/une;
answer questions using the topic vocabulary
 
 
 
What’s the time?
say and write a sentence to tell the time (o’clock);
count in fives to at least 30;
understand and use the terms avant and après;
answer questions about a TV schedule.
 
 
School life
 listen and respond to topic vocabulary; answer questions orally using the topic vocabulary;
 answer questions in writing using the topic vocabulary;
take part in a conversation with a partner and show it to an audience.
 
 
 
All in a day
say and write a sentence to tell the time (o'clock and half past);
• understand and use the terms used for a.m. and p.m. - du matin, de l’après-midi and du soir;
• tell the time in 24-hour time - o'clock and half past;
• read and interpret timetables in 24-hour times – o’clock and half past
 
Pentecost 2
Time
say and order the days of the week;
say and order the months of the year;
count on from 11-31;
say their own birthday.
 
Holidays and hobbies
listen and respond to topic vocabulary; answer questions orally using the topic vocabulary;
write an answer in a sentence using the topic vocabulary; present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.
 
Time travelling
recognise number words in spoken sentences;
say numbers larger than 100;
match the subject and verb for high-frequency verbs;
recognise when someone is saying a date.