French at Connaught Junior School
In the modern world it is important that our children are equipped for their future as global citizens. As such, being proficient in at least one other language will open up opportunities for them in the near and distant future. Our children are very lucky to be taught by a French specialist as part of our specialist weekly provision of French, Music and PE for all year groups. The topics are as closely linked to our Creative Curriculum as possible.
The topics covered can be seen below:
Unit 1 – Bonjour!
Greetings, basic nouns, numbers 1-10
Unit 2 – En classe
Classroom objects, colours, classroom instructions
Unit 3 – Mon corps
Parts of the body, character description, days of the week
Unit 4 – Les animaux
Animal names, numbers 11-20, further character description
Unit 5 – Ma famille
Family members, household items, the French alphabet
Unit 6 – Bon anniversaire!
Snacks, opinions about food, birthdays, numbers 21-31
Unit 7 – Encore!
Describing people, nationalities and personality traits
Unit 8 – Quelle heure est – il?
Activities, telling the time
Unit 9 – Les fêtes
Presents and festivals, numbers 31-60, instructions
Unit 10 – Où vas tu?
Unit 11 – On mange!
Shopping for food, further opinions about food
Unit 12 – Le cirque
Francophone countries, languages, clothing
Unit 13 – Salut, Gustave!
Personal information, siblings, negating sentences
Unit 14 – A l’école
School subjects, likes and dislikes
Unit 15 – La nourriture
Healthy food choices, asking and directing in the polite form
Unit 16 – En ville
Town buildings, further directions
Unit 17 - En vacances
Holidays, expressing holiday plans and opinions
Unit 18 – Chez moi
Rooms in a house, description and activity
Unit 19 - Le weekend
Regular activities and interests, likes and dislikes
Unit 20 – Les vêtements
Items of clothing, opinions, prices, numbers 60-80
Unit 21 –Ma journeé
Breakfast, daily routines
Unit 22 – Les transport
Forms of transport, plans for a trip, buying a ticket
Unit 23 – Le sport
Sports, opinions with reasons, discussing a sporting event
Unit 24 – On va faire la fête!
Order food in a café, future tense
The French Residential Trip
Our Year 6 children have previously visited Le Touquet in northern France on a residential trip. This was a wonderful opportunity for the children to practise their French as they visited various attractions in the area and met their pen pals from L’Ecole Primaire de Quarouble near Valenciennes
The Year 6 children at Becasuc Sweet Factory
Stroking Stingrays at Mareis Marine Centre
Shopping at Le Touquet market
French Learning Opportunities within school
The children learn more about the French language through creating their own fruit salads and creating their own French breakfasts. There is nothing quite like making learning memorable through the preparation and eating of food!
French Fruit Salad
Promoting British Values through French
The children were encouraged to think about all things British and create a poster celebrating these things to send to their French pen pals.