KS3 French

Year 7

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

1. J’apprends le français!- Greetings and introductions

  • Phonics

  • Alphabet and spelling

  • Classroom target language

  • Asking questions

  • School and classroom equipment

  • Numbers 1-31

  • Days and months

  • Age and birthdays

Project work: Create a book for a local primary school
Grammar points: Gender & singular/plural, articles
Authentic material: Songs and film clips

2. Le Monde Francophone- Opinions

  • Colours

  • Animals

  • Family

  • Where people live

  • Food

  • Nationalities and countries

  • Weather

Project work: Continue book for a local primary school
Grammar points: Adjectival agreement, present tense verbs
Authentic and cultural material: Christmas and New Year, songs and film clips

2. Mon collège au paradis- School subjects and opinions

  • Agreeing and disagreeing

  • Telling the time

  • School timetables and school day (comparisons to France)

  • Food and drink

  • What I ate/drank yesterday

  • My school in paradise

Project work: Create a ‘cafe’ film / Advert for a dream school
Grammar points: Asking questions, using ‘on’, partitive article
Authentic and cultural material: French timetables and school system, school in Francophone Africa, film clips Easter in France, French food

2. Le Monde Francophone- Opinions

  • Colours

  • Animals

  • Family

  • Where people live

  • Food

  • Nationalities and countries

  • Weather

Project work: Continue book for a local primary school
Grammar points: Adjectival agreement, present tense verbs
Authentic and cultural material: Christmas and New Year, songs and film clips

2. Mon collège au paradis- School subjects and opinions

  • Agreeing and disagreeing

  • Telling the time

  • School timetables and school day (comparisons to France)

  • Food and drink

  • What I ate/drank yesterday

  • My school in paradise

Project work: Create a ‘cafe’ film / Advert for a dream school
Grammar points: Asking questions, using ‘on’, partitive article
Authentic and cultural material: French timetables and school system, school in Francophone Africa, film clips Easter in France, French food

2. Cirque du Soleil Circus project

Project work: Create a circus activity for a workshop / review

Grammar: conjugation, past tense (report on event)

Authentic and cultural material: Tour de France, French athletes and circus artists, songs, poetry, film and performance

Year 8

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

1. Les vacances de mes rêves

  • Destinations

  • Preferences

  • Activities

  • Preparing to leave (routine)

  • Higher numbers

  • Drinks/snacks at the café

  • Future plans

  • Dream holiday

Project work: Drama about a dream holiday to French-speaking country

Grammar points: Present tense, reflexive verbs, je voudrais + infinitive, near future tense

Authentic and cultural material: Adverts/websites for Francophone holiday destinations

1. On est créatifs!

  • Wild animals

  • Detailed descriptions

  • French poetry

  • Famous French poets

  • Paintings

Project work: Research / describe / create paintings and poetry, animal profiles

Grammar points: Perfect tense

Authentic and cultural material: French poetry (Robert Desnos & Henri Rousseau), French paintings, artists and galleries

1. Paris je t’adore!

  • Where I live

  • Talking about what there is in – Paris and opinions

  • Things to do

  • Preferences (reason)

  • Invites (accept and decline)

  • Asking for tourist information

  • Typical day there

  • Plans for Bastille Day

Project work: Plan a trip to Paris/create a brochure / role-play

Grammar points:

Authentic and cultural material: Paris guides and history (catacombes, Mona Lisa, Bastille Day), film clips, songs

2. T’es branché(e)?

  • TV programs

  • Cinema

  • Reading

  • Internet activity

  • What you did/watched for entertainment yesterday evening

Project work: 

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 2. Moi et mes copains

  • Character traits

  • Friendships

  • Musical genres

  • My style (clothes)

  • I’m a fan of…

  • Carnival and party plans

Project work:

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2. La France a du talent!

  • Talent shows in France

  • How to be confident

  • What not to do when performing

  • Who’s the winner?

  • And the winner is…

  • Reviewing the results

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Year 9

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

1. Studio découverte (The world and Francophone countries)

  • The sciences

  • The French revolution

1. Bien dans ma peau  (Body parts)

  • Sport and fitness

  • Healthy eating

  • New Years resolutions

  • How to be fit and fitness surveys

1. On va voyager! (Holiday options)

  • Extreme sports and adventures

  • What to pack/sports equipment

  • Holiday films

  • At the adventure park *check new GCSE requirements

  • town/types of house*

2. Ma vie sociale d’ado (Planète Facebook and social media)

  • Body image

  • French teenagers

  • Inviting people to a concert or event

  • Reviews of gigs/performances

  • Musical preferences

2. À l’horizon (Career and job choices to suit you)

  • Globalisation

  • When I was younger and careers

  • Future aspirations

  • Job profiles

2. Moi dans le monde (My rights and those of others)

  • My priorities

  • Fair trade and shopping

  • Happiness is… (*wellbeing, citizenship and community)