French

French

autumn term

Topic
Overview

Identity & Culture

  • 'Me, my family and friends'.
  • Technology in everyday life: social media, mobile technology,
  • 'Freetime activities': music, cinema, TV
  • Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries and communities
  • Christmas customs in Francophone areas

Students will learn topic based vocabulary for the topics listed alongside key grammatical structures such as those listed below. They will develop their ability to read, listen to and understand key language as well as the ability to communicate in both speech and writing. They will learn about key Christmas traditions in relation to France/Francophone countries. This topic area may finish before Christmas due to work started in year 9 and so work will start on the next module if necessary.

 

  • Present tense verbs (key irregulars & ER, IR, RE verb patterns)
  • General recap of what to include in good pieces of writing/speaking: connectives, time phrases etc
  • Adjectives
  • Direct Object Pronouns  
  • Comparative
  • Superlative
  • Using pour+infinitive
  • Direct object pronouns
  • Present tense
  • Time phrases
  • Near future tense
  • Simple future tense
  • Modals in the present tense
  • Negatives (all forms)

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Getting to know new people/groups/introducing yourself

    • Working well with others, group and pair work to develop social skills

    • Discussing relationships

    • Discussing pros and cons of social networking/internet/phone usage

    • Expressing likes and dislikes and justifying opinions

    • Awareness of the world around you, local issues and problems

    • Taking responsibility for independent work and revision

    • Awareness of traditions in France/other Francophone countries

 

Home Learning this Term

Our main focus for homework is vocabulary learning for the current topic. Other tasks such as reading comprehensions or written paragraphs/redrafting writings as suited to the ability of the class will also be set. Homework will also include revising for any assessments in the term.

 

 

spring term

Topic
Overview

Local, National, International & Global areas of interest

  • Home, town, neighbourhood & region
  • Global Issues - Environment

Identity and Culture:

  • Customs and festivals in French - speaking countries and communities
  • Mardi Gras
  • Easter customs in Francophone areas

Students will learn topic based vocabulary for the topics listed alongside key grammatical structures such as those listed below. They will develop their ability to read, listen to and understand key language as well as the ability to communicate in both speech and writing.

  • Negatives
  • Adjectival agreement
  • Conditional tense
  • Modals in the present
  • Si clauses
  • Il y a / il n'y a pas de
  • Prepositions
  • Comparative
  • Superlative
  • Imperfect tense
  • Future tenses

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Gaining knowledge into customs and traditions in other countries
    • Group and pair work to develop social skills
    • Discussing global issues: environment
    • Taking responsibility for independent work and revision

 

Home Learning this Term

Our main focus for homework is vocabulary learning for the current topic. Teachers will set other tasks as suitable to their groups such as reading comprehensions or written paragraphs/redrafting writings as suited to the ability of the class. Homework will also include revising for any assessments in the term.

 

 

summer term

Topic
Overview

 

Current & future study & employment

  • My studies
  • Life at school
  • Education Post 16
  • Jobs, career choices & ambitions

Local, National, International & Global areas of interest

  • Social issues
  • Charity/voluntary work

Identity and Culture:

Unit 4 Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries

and communities

  • Bastille Day

Revision of the year

  • Key vocabulary
  • Exam strategy

Students will learn topic based vocabulary for the topics listed alongside key grammatical structures such as those listed below. They will develop their ability to read, listen to and understand key language as well as the ability to communicate in both speech and writing. In addition to this they will begin preparation for the mock exams and the actual speaking exam.

  • Present tense
  • Conditional
  • Perfect tense
  • Il faut
  • Time phrases
  • Si with future
  • Comparative
  • Superlative

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Expressing likes and dislikes and justifying opinions
    • Gaining knowledge into customs and traditions in other countries
    • Group and pair work to develop social skills
    • Taking responsibility for independent work and revision

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • The world of work, considering future options and responsibilities. 
    • Pros and cons of different jobs
    • Talking about possible future study

 

Home Learning this Term

Our main focus for homework is vocabulary learning for the current topic. Teachers will set other tasks as suitable to their groups such as reading comprehensions or written paragraphs/redrafting writings as suited to the ability of the class. Homework will also include revising for any assessments in the term. Pupils will begin thorough preparation for their mocks and actual speaking exams.

 

 

Year 10 french Summary

Year 10 French builds on and develops the four MFL skill areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. We tackle the GCSE topics in detail and build on key communication skills including those which help pupils tackle exam based questions. Pupils will develop their ability to speak and write in the target language using a variety of grammatical structures including different tenses. They will learn to express more complex opinions and justifications. In addition to completing translation tasks, they will develop different techniques for understanding more challenging texts.  Regular vocabulary revision is essential in order to prepare for the GCSE exams in all skill areas.