French (Modern Foreign Language)

National curriculum - Modern Foreign Language Programme of Study

 

At Mallard, we follow the Rising Star scheme of work to support our learning of French. Each stage has a theme, which enables the children to learn words and phrases with the support of games, activities and songs. Each year group will complete 6 units building on their knowledge and understanding at each stage.

 

Stage and units for each year group include:

 

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6
Year 3

All about me: learning how to say greeting, say your name and tell people about your family.

 

 

 

 

 

Counting:

Learning how to count to 20 and ask the question of How many…?

 

 

 

 

 

Months of the year:

Knowing how to say and order the months of the year. Say when you birthday is and learn the birthday song in French

 

 

Colours the human body:

Children will learn the different colours. They will learn names for part of the body and use these to describe/ask questions- e.g. colours of eyes.

Animals:

Children will learn the names of different animals and be able to describe their colour.

 

 

 

 

 

Food:

Naming the different foods and saying what I like or don’t like. Being able to ask question to others about what they like.

 

 

 

Year 4

Days of the week:

Children will learn how to say and read the days of the week, ordering them and being able to ask and answer the question: what day is it?

 

 

 

Toys and money:

Children will learn names of toys and say which their favourite is.

They will learn how to count to 30 and use this to say how much a toy costs. Asking and answering questions.

 

Counting:

Children will build on their counting knowledge, furthering their learning by counting in multiples of 10 to 100.

 

 

 

 

Keeping healthy:

This unit looks at sport and healthy foods. Being able to name them and say which you like.

 

 

 

 

 

Animals and their habitats:

Furthering their skills from the last stage, children recap animals and look at where they live.

This unit also looks at how to ask/say where you live.

 

 

Clothes:

Children learn how to name items of clothing in French. Using their knowledge of weather from a previous unit, say what to wear if it is hot/cold.

 

 

 

Year 5/6 

Food:

Children will learn how to name different foods, say which they like and learn how to order food in French.

 

 

 

 

Music:

Children will learn how to name different musical instruments and say if they play and instrument. They will also learn how to say what music they like.

 

 

Journeys:

This units teaches children how to identify and name places/locations in French and to give directions to get there.

 

 

 

The seaside:

Children will learn how to read and write about seaside activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasons and weather:

Building on prior knowledge, children will learn about seasons and use their knowledge about the weather to help describe the different seasons.

Planets:

In this unit, children learn about the planets and the solar system. Learning how to describe their colour and size etc.

 

 

 

 

 

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