French Parent Guide 2021

Parent Information




Parent Information

Booklet French Subject Lead: Miss Haycock

Parent Information

Learning a foreign language allows our pupils to deepen their curiosity and

understanding of the world and different cultures. It also allows them to express their ideas and thoughts in a different way and provides them with opportunities to improve their communication skills and ways of thinking. At St Pius X we aim to make French lessons fun and exciting. Children in Key Stage 2 get a real sense of achievement in learning new words and phrases and can be often heard greeting their teacher with a ‘bonjour’ or ‘salut’.

Learning a foreign language allows our pupils to deepen their curiosity and

Year 3

In year 3 children learn to greet others with confidence and reply to the questions Comment tu t’appelles?, Quel age a tu? They learn to recognise and respond to instructions. They listen to French stories and select key words and phrases from it. Children learn how to say the months of the year and the days of the week in French and with this knowledge they design their own party invitation. Year 4 In Year 4 the children build on their prior knowledge and learn the numbers to 12. They learn to ask and answer questions about animals. They learn to tell the time in French and how to talk about the weather. They learn the names of the colours. Children begin to write simple sentences in French about what sporting activities they like, their clothes, where they live and their families.

Year 3

Year 5

In Year 5 pupils learn how to describe their journey to school and ask for simple directions in French. They use repair strategies to keep conversation going and express their likes and dislikes about food and drink. They learn how to follow and write instructions for French recipes. In spring term they learn how to give a description of a planet making statements about the position of a planet and adding to their French vocabulary. Year 6 In Year 6 children learn to make statements about the school environment. They tell the time using half-hours, quarter hours and 24hr clock notation. They can discuss where they live and compare it some French towns. In addition to this, they learn how to ask question about places. Building on their prior knowledge, by the end of year 6 children will be able to order food in a French café. How to help at home

Year 5






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