Topics Taught in Year 7
Introduction: Pupils will consolidate language and structures covered in KS2 French programmes. New language and structures will be taught to cover the topics outlined and pupils given the opportunity to speak, write and understand others, talking about these topics.
Welcome to Laisterdyke - introducing self, family and friends. Being able to talk about and write about school and home life e.g. favourite subjects, describing family members and teachers.
Family and pets – physical descriptions and personality.
School subjects – giving opinions.
My favourite teacher.
Where do you live?
Countries and nationalities
Describing your home (giving opinions?)
Describing your room – using prepositions
Saying what you do in the evening and when (Telling the time).
Topics Taught in Year 8
Introduction: Pupilss will learn the basic vocabulary and structures to speak, write and understand others talking about the topics outlined. Basic grammar on the perfect past tense will be taught and all prior learning consolidated.
"Where I live" to include
Asking about places in a town ie what there is and giving the answer
Asking for directions (asking questions and the difference between you (informal) and you (formal)
Saying where you are and where you're going (prepositions)
Expressing opinions about where you go and what you like doing
Ordering snacks and drinks, practising numbers and prices Talking about what you do in the morning
Sports and games.
Giving opinions on what you like to do.
Going to a leisure centre (using on peut).
Going on holiday (using je vais aller).
Free time – what you do at the weekend
Sports & Activities with ‘nous’ (past tense)
TV programmes (past tense)
Talking about where you went – verbs with être Talking about a past weekend
Talking about your school subjects (revising prior knowledge from year 7) and adding opinions, connectives, intensifiers; understanding and writing a longer text
School subjects (the pronoun ‘nous’).
Opinions and reasons. Using intensifiers and connectives.
What do you do after school.
Topics Taught in Year 9
Introduction: Pupils will learn the basic vocabulary and structures to speak, write and understand others talking about the topics outlined. Basic grammar on the perfect past tense will be taught and all prior learning consolidated
"Socialising" to include:
Making invitations and reacting to them
Making excuses use of "can" and "want" e.g. do you want to go to the cinema? I can't/can...etc
Talking about clothes - what you like to wear to go out in
Talking about shopping - who you go with, where you go, when you shop, what you like to buy
Understanding a longer text including mixed tenses
Food, drink and special occasions.
What you like/dislike/prefer eating/drinking.
Comparing different food (English/French/Pakistani).
What you normally eat/drink.
What you ate/drank in the past.
Ordering food (3 courses!) –
Preparing for a special occasion.
Countries and languages
Talking about holidays/Asking questions
Describing a holiday centre
Holidays past and future (differentiated for different sets).
End of module project.
Friends – making comparisons, using notre and nos
Pocket money (j’ai besoin de for top sets)
Present, past and future
Holiday and future
Je voudrais + infinitive
Writing a film review in French
Topics Taught in Year 10
"Relationships and Choices"
Relationships with family and friends - describing family members and how you get on with them
Future plans regarding marriage, children etc
Social issues and equality
What school/college is like.
Pressure and problems.
Bullying and uniform.
School rules (esp. smoking).
Free time and the Media
Free time activities
Shopping, money, fashion and trends
Advantages and disadvantages of new technology
My house, what it’s like
My room – household objects, making comparisons
Describing your local area, saying where you live and how long you’ve lived there, discussing social problems.
Describing your town – facilities, advantages and disadvantages
Comparing French and English towns – ma ville préféré, using the conditional
Holidays – past and future, ideal holidays, a nightmare holiday
Topics Taught in Year 11
Environment – to include talking about home and local area, threats to the environment and how to preserve the environment
Healthy living – to include talking and writing about how to keep healthy – a balanced diet, exercise, getting enough sleep and avoiding stress. Also discussing social issues such as drugs, alcohol and smoking.
Personal relationships and World issues