Woodmanstern Primary

Secondary curriculum - French

Team Leader: Kathryn Hughes

Contact information:   Khughes@woodmansterne.london

Our Aims:  to be able to have a short conversation and produce a written text in French.  We will ensure this by encouraging pupils to speak as much French in lessons as possible and exposing them to authentic reading and listening materials. We will incorporate a variety of activities in order to develop their enthusiasm for Modern Foreign Languages.



Key Learning

Autumn 1

Classroom language and introductions






·         Name

·         Age

·         Birthday

·         Introducing yourself

·         Survival language ‘j’ai fini etc., ‘j’ai oublié’, ‘je suis en retard’ ‘Est-ce-que je peux aller aux toilettes?’

Autumn 2

C’est perso







·         Likes and dislikes

·         Grammar: Regular er verbs/adjective agreements and avoir + être

·         Describing yourself

·         Personality

·         Describing others (family)

Spring 1

Mon collège






·         School subjects

·         Opinions and reasons on it

·         Asking questions

·         Timetable/time

·         What do they wear

Spring 2

Mes passe-temps






·         Sports and other activities (faire + jouer)

·         Computers and mobiles

·         Likes and reasons

·         Saying what they do at the weekend

·         Grammar: revise ‘er’ verbs and learn faire

Summer 1

Ma Zone




·         Talking about your town/village

·         What there is your town

·         What can you do

·         To talk about what you can do in your town using the following constructions ‘je vais aller’(future) je veux aller on peut aller + on peut faire

Summer 2

Mes vacances





·         Countries + weather

·         Who, what, where, when?

·         What they are going to do on holiday? (future tense)

·         Saying what they would like to do on holiday? (conditional tense)

·         Buying drinks and snacks

Home Learning:

What/when /how?

30-45 mins

Regular vocabulary tests

Learning role-plays for performance in class

Reading exercises

Online language learning

Parents can support their child’s learning in a variety of ways;

Regular testing on vocab (you do not need to be able to speak French as pupils will be given a vocab sheet at the beginning of each topic)

Encouraging pupils to speak simple French phrases at home

Ask your child what they have learnt in the lesson and get them to teach you

Educational websites:

https://quizlet.com/en-gb Quizlet

http://www.linguascope.com/   Linguascope

https://www.vocabexpress.com/co/ Vocab express

Planned GCSE examination board: AQA