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Meadowhead School

Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust

French

Our Vision

Our MFL curriculum is designed to ensure that Meadowhead students:

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language;
  • Speak and write with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say;
  • Recognise and use grammatical rules and a range of vocabulary to communicate effectively; and
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of foreign languages and other cultures.

We want every student at Meadowhead School to experience the fun and satisfaction of a foreign language. Being able to communicate in another language opens up doors to a wider range of better-paid jobs, new friends, and a more understanding world view. The future needs open-minded, forward-thinking, more tolerant linguists.

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart” - Nelson Mandela, South African politician and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

“You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once” – Czech proverb

 Key stage 3 (7-9) 


Please click the hyperlinks to access the knowledge organisers
 
  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Term 1

All about me

Talking about my name + age

Talking about birthday

Talking about my appearance

All about my family

Saying who is in my family and their ages

Describing my family (physical description)

Describing my family (personality)

 

Knowledge Organisers:

Unit 1 All about me

Unit 2 All about family

My Town

Describing where I live

Asking for directions and saying where I’m going

Say what you can do in my town

Paris

Monuments in Paris

Things to do in Paris

Planning a visit

 

Knowledge Organisers:

will be updated each term from Sept 2022

 

 

 

Relationships with family and friends; and home.

Consolidation of adjectives, negatives, prepositions, AVOIR and ETRE,  reflexive verbs in present, near  future. Introduce full form of conditional

Knowledge Organisers:

Relationships with family and friends

Marriage and Partnership

À la maison     

 

Assessment

Vocabulary tests.

Formative Writing and Reading

Formative Writing and Summative Reading and Grammar

Listening and reading

Term 2

All about my school

Talking about my subjects

Giving opinions about my subjects

Activities at school

What is in my pencil case

What I wear for school

Teacher language in the classroom.

 

Knowledge Organisers:

Unit 3 All about my school

Holidays

Saying where I will go and how long for

Weather and saying what I do

Using Present and Future tenses together

Research project on French or French speaking destination

Booking a hotel room

Describing my dream holiday

What will I put in my suitcase

Knowledge Organisers:

will be updated each term from Sept 2022

Music, TV, cinema. Intro perfect tense with just “regarder”

Move onto AVOIR perfect regular , irregular and in the negative.

Food – consolidate perfect tense. Transactional language in restaurants/cafés.

 

Knowledge Organisers:

Free time

Sport

Food and Eating out 

Assessment Summative listening + Formative speaking Summative Writing and Grammar. Formative speaking Reading
Term 3

All about my house

Talking about rooms in my house

Describing what’s in my room

Saying where things are

All about my free time

Saying what sports I play

Saying what sports I do

Learning about the Tour de France

 

Knowledge Organisers:

Unit 4 About my home

Unit 5 About my free time

Food

Saying what I have for breakfast

Shopping for food at the market

Saying what I like to eat / drink

Saying what you should eat / drink to be healthy

French speciality foods

Ordering food in a restaurant

Knowledge Organisers:

will be updated each term from Sept 2022

Festivals. Retrieval of perfect + intro perfect tense with être.

Intro imperfect (with key phrases – see Foundation spec)

 

Knowledge Organisers:

Festivals. 

 

Key stage 4 (10-11) 

  Year 10 Year 11
Term 1

Technology and Social Media; School Life.

Technology; School subjects and School Life

Environment; Future plans/education

Environment

higher education

Assessment Writing Trial exams – speaking, listening, reading, and writing
Term 2

Holidays and Tourism; Healthy and unhealthy living

Holidays and Tourism; Healthy and unhealthy living

Poverty and homelessness; and choice of career

Poverty and homelessness; and choice of career

Assessment Reading GCSE Speaking Exam
Term 3 Retrieval of units 1 – 5 with focus on transactional language and Exam Skills.

Exam practice.

WPALM revision resource

GCSE 90 word writing mat

GCSE 150 word writing mat
Assessment Trial exams – speaking, listening, reading, and writing N/A

 Key stage 5 (12-13)

  Year 12 + 13
Term 1 The changing family; the digital world; and “Un sac de Billes”
Term 2 Volunteering; music; “Un sac de Billes”; and Cultural Heritage
Assessment Trial exams – speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Term 3 Cinema; IRP launched; multicultural society. REVISION FOR Y13
Assessment Assessment week – speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Useful websites

www.linguascope.com;

www.senacalearning.com

www.lyricstraining.com

www.quizlet.com

www.memrise.com

Tex's French Grammar (utexas.edu)

Extra-curricular / enrichment

Trips and exchanges abroad

Access to Foreign Language Assistant,

KS4 weekly revision sessions

February and Easter holiday revision sessions