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Modern Foreign Languages

The whole school celebrating 'L' Epiphanie en France' with a 'Galette des Rois'.

At the end of the autumn term, the whole school enjoyed singing one of our Christmas carols in French for the Carol Service in church.

Here are the lyrics for the first verse of the song, click the video link and give it a go!

 

Douce nuit

Douce nuit, sainte nuit !
Dans les cieux ! L'astre luit.
Le mystère annoncé s'accomplit
Cet enfant sur la paille endormi,
C'est l'amour infini !
C'est l'amour infini !

 

Can you recognise the carol?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu55DXQTz0I

 

Greetings in French in Year 3

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In Year 3 we have been so excited to start learning French! We have learned to introduce ourselves to each other. Can you understand what we are saying? šŸ˜‰

Bonjour et bienvenue à notre page web!

At Christ Church Colne Primary School, our aim is to make sure that all children in Key Stage 2 will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about Modern Foreign Languages, with French being our main language of study. Learning a foreign language doesn't only provide an opening to other cultures and help children to deepen their understanding of the world, it also has many cognitive benefits. These include helping to improve memory, problem-solving skills, concentration and listening skills which in turn all help our children in other subjects in school too! The main focus in lower Key Stage 2 is on listening and speaking, getting used to the pronunciation of the language and learning to communicate orally with confidence. As children move through the Key Stage they will continue to improve the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation as well as developing writing skills, using grammatical structures they have learned.

Watch this space for examples of our work...!

À bientôt!

Christ Church CE Primary School – French Progression of Skills 2022-23

National Curriculum

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Speaking and Pronunciation

Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clariļ¬cation and help.

 

Asking and/or answering simple questions

 

Forming simple statements with information including the negative

 

Practising speaking with a partner

 

Recognising and answering simple questions which involve giving personal  information

 

Beginning to form opinion phrases

 

Beginning to use conversational phrases for purposeful dialogue

 

To greet people in French and ask and answer a question about feelings.

 

Forming simple statements with information including the negative.

 

Recognising and answering simple questions which involve giving personal  information.

 

Beginning to form opinion phrases

 

Practising speaking with a partner

 

Developing extended sentences to justify  a fact or opinion

 

Planning, asking and answering extended questions

 

Engaging in conversation and transactional language

 

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases (and simple writing).

 

Using short phrases to give information

 

Beginning to adapt phrases from a rhyme/song

 

Using a model to form a spoken sentence

 

Speaking in full sentences using known vocabulary

 

Using a model to form a spoken sentence

 

Speaking in full sentences using known vocabulary

 

Planning and presenting a short text

 

Modifying, expressing and comparing opinions

 

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

 

Repeating short phrases accurately, including liaison of ļ¬nal consonant before  vowel

 

Listening and repeating key phonemes with care

 

Comparing sounds and spelling patterns  with English

 

Listening and repeating further key  phonemes with care

 

Repeating short phrases accurately, including liaison of ļ¬nal consonant before  vowel

 

Listening and repeating key phonemes with care

 

Discussing strategies for remembering and applying pronunciation rules

 

Speaking and reading aloud with increasing conļ¬dence and ļ¬‚uency

 

Comparing and applying pronunciation rules or patterns from known vocabulary

 

Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.

 

Introducing self to a partner with simple phrases

Rehearsing and performing a short   presentation

Introducing self to a partner with simple  phrases

Rehearsing and performing a short   presentation

Conducting a survey with a partner, giving information and justifying opinions

 

Describe people, places and things and actions orally

 

Recognising and using adjectives

 

Choosing appropriate adjectives from a wider range of adjectives

Recognising and using adjectives

 

 

Recognising and using a wide range of descriptive phrases

 

 

Listening

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

 

Listening and responding to single words  and short phrases

 

Following verbal instructions in French

 

Responding to objects or images with a  phrase or other verbal response

 

Identifying items by colour and other  adjectives

 

Listening and selecting information

 

Using language detective skills to decode vocabulary

 

Following verbal instructions in French

Identifying items by colour and other  adjectives

 

Listening and selecting information

 

Using language detective skills to decode vocabulary

 

 

Using prepositions to indicate the location of objects relative to something

 

Understanding directional language and phrases and prepositions to describe how to get to places eg the  route to school

 

Recognising present and near future t ense sentences (using aller + inļ¬nitive)

 

Explore the patterns and sounds of languages through songs and rhymes and link to spelling, sound and meaning of words.

 

Listening and identifying key words in rhymes and songs and joining in

 

Beginning to identify vowel sounds and  combinations

 

Listening and noticing rhyming words

Listening to songs, joining in with songs and noticing sound patterns

 

Noticing and beginning to predict key  word patterns and spelling patterns

 

Listening and identifying key words in rhymes and songs and joining in

 

Identify vowel sounds and  combinations

 

Recalling and performing an extended song or rhyme

 

Listening to stories, songs or texts in  French

 

Reading and Writing

Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

 

Recognising some familiar words in written  form

Noticing and discussing cognates and beginning to identify language detective strategies

Noticing and discussing cognates and beginning to identify language detective strategies

Making increasingly accurate attempts to  read unfamiliar words and phrases

Reading and using language skills to assess meaning including sentence structure

 

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.

 

Reading aloud some words from simple songs, stories and rhymes

 

Following a short text or rhyme, listening and reading at the same time

 

Reading aloud some words/short text  from simple songs, stories and rhymes

 

Reading and responding to. an

extract from a story, an e-mail message or  song

 

Reading short authentic texts for enjoyment or information

 

Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary.

 

Beginning to develop dictionary skills Identifying cognates and near cognates

 

Becoming familiar with format, layout and simple use of a bilingual dictionary to ļ¬nd the meaning of unknown words and check  the spelling of unfamiliar words

 

Using cognates and near cognates along  with other detective skills to gist information

 

Develop dictionary skills and use a simple bilingual dictionary to check the meaning of unknown words and the spelling of familiar words.

Identifying cognates and near cognates

 

Using a bilingual dictionary to select alternative vocabulary for sentence  building

 

Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences to express ideas clearly.

 

Recalling and writing simple words from memory

 

Selecting and writing short words  and phrases

 

Recalling and writing simple words from  memory

Selecting and writing short words  and phrases

 

Choosing words, phrases and

sentences and writing as a text or captions

 

Use familiar vocabulary in phrases and simple writing.

 

Experimenting with simple writing, copying with accuracy

Making short phrases or sentences using word cards

Experimenting with simple writing, copying with accuracy

Making short phrases or sentences using word cards

Constructing a short text on a familiar topic

 

Describe people, places and things and actions orally and in writing.

 

Recognising and using adjectives of colour  and size

 

Using adapted phrases to describe an object or person

 

Using adapted phrases to describe an object or person

 

Using a wide range of descriptive phrases

 

Recognising and using verbs in different tenses

 

Grammar

Understand basic grammar appropriate

to the language being studied, including (where relevant) feminine, masculine and neuter

forms and the conjugation of high frequency verbs, key features and patterns

of the language; how to apply these to build sentences and how these differ from or are similar to    English.

 

Beginning to recognise gender of nouns, deļ¬nite and indeļ¬nite article

 

Identifying plurals of nouns

 

Recognising adjectives and placement relative  to the noun

 

Beginning to understand that verbs  have patterns

 

Noticing the negative form

 

Beginning to use prepositions

 

Using indeļ¬nite article in the plural  form

 

Recognising and using possessive adjective ‘my’ and pronouns he/she/it

 

Recognising and beginning to apply rules for placement and agreement of adjectives

 

Recognising and using the negative form

 

Using prepositions

 

Making comparisons of word order in    French and English

 

 

Beginning to recognise gender of nouns, deļ¬nite and indeļ¬nite article

 

Identifying plurals of nouns

 

Recognising adjectives and placement relative  to the noun

 

Beginning to understand that verbs  have patterns

 

Recognising and using the negative form

 

Using prepositions

 

 

Accurately applying placement and  agreement rules for adjectives

 

Recognising and beginning to form

some verbs in near future tense using aller

 

Recognising and applying verb endings for  present regular ‘er’ verbs

 

Learning and using some common irregular verbs, e.g. ‘to make’’

 

Understanding how word order differs between French and English

 

Identifying word classes within a sentence

 

Intercultural understanding

Provide an opening to other cultures. Foster curiosity and deepen understanding of the world.

 

Recognising that different languages are spoken in the community/world

 

Showing awareness of the capital and identifying some key cultural landmarks.

 

Recognising cultural similarities and differences between customs and traditions in France and England

 

Comparing schools and celebrations between France and the UK

 

Comparing shops and high streets of France and UK

 

Recognising and using the Euro currency

 

Identifying some French-speaking countries

 

Recognising that different languages are spoken in the community/world

 

Showing awareness of the capital and identifying some key cultural landmarks.

 

Recognising cultural similarities and differences between customs and traditions in France and England

Comparing schools and celebrations between France and the UK

 

Comparing shops and high streets of France and UK

 

Recognising and using the Euro currency

 

Identifying some French-speaking countries

 

 

Learning about France’s sporting culture and events

 

Asking question and making insightful commentary on cultural differences, including some understanding of stereotype

 

 

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