French

Our Intent

At Simpson’s Lane Academy, our Key Stage 2 pupils are taught to develop an interest in learning French in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity of language and develop their awareness of cultural differences. We provide opportunities to embed the skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking necessary to enable pupils to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundation for future language teaching.

Our MFL curriculum is designed to progressively enhance children’s skills in French through weekly sessions led by a specialist French teacher. Pupils acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. Pupils are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As confidence and skill grows, pupils record their work through pictures, captions and sentences. Where possible, we endeavour to expose pupils to use the language on a day to day basis whether it be for greetings, numbers or instructions.  

French Theme progression

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

1

Early start French

 

Greetings

Early start French

 

Greetings

 

Early start French

 

Colours

 

Early start French

 

Colours

Early start French

 

Numbers

Early start French

 

Numbers

2

Early start French

 

Greetings

Early start French

 

Alphabet

Colours

Early start French

 

Numbers

Ages

MoTY

Early start French

 

Birthdays

DoTW

Early start French

 

Pets

Brothers and sisters

Early start French

 

Classroom interaction

3

La Jolie Ronde

Numbers, counting and ages

Greetings and thanks

La Jolie Ronde

Asking names

Colours

DoTW

Christmas themes

La Jolie Ronde

 

Classroom instructions

La Jolie Ronde

 

Names of fruit, talking about food and drink

La Jolie Ronde

Names of fruit, likes and dislikes

 

Clothes

La Jolie Ronde

 

Time

Listen to and respond to a French nursery rhyme

4

La Jolie Ronde

Revision of colours from Y3

Parts of the body

Ask how to say something in French

La Jolie Ronde

Zoo animals

Letters of the alphabet

Christmas themes

La Jolie Ronde

6 vowel sounds and simple words and phrases – written and read

Oh la la, j’aime ca

La Jolie Ronde

Play French games

Recite short poem and/or song

La Jolie Ronde

Members of the family

Ask and answer questions about the family

La Jolie Ronde

Vocabulary for a story, nouns and verbs, traditional stories

Revision of pets

5

La Jolie Ronde

Use negatives

Compare English and French high street

Directions, connectives and adjectives

La Jolie Ronde

Ask where places are

Pause words

Revision of DoTW

ToTD

Christmas themes

La Jolie Ronde

Simple opinions

Write short sentences

La Jolie Ronde

Hobbies

Sports

Comparisons

La Jolie Ronde

Fruit and food

New vocabulary

Breakfast items

La Jolie Ronde

Weather/seasons

Where we live

New vocabulary

6

La Jolie Ronde

Classroom routines

Clothes

Opinions

La Jolie Ronde

Family

Quantifiers

Adjectives relating to family

 

La Jolie Ronde

Occupations

Family members

French songs

La Jolie Ronde

Where I live and rooms in a house

Adjectives – relating to houses

 

La Jolie Ronde

Prepositions

Repeat requests

DoTW, MoTW

Aller verb

La Jolie Ronde

Write a letter

Transport

Holidays