French KS3

Year 8 Curriculum

Autumn Term:
Greetings
Describing Myself and Others
School

Spring Term: 
Hobbies
Home and Local Area

Summer Term:
Paris Project

Year 9 Curriculum

Autumn Term:
Technology and Cinema
Holidays

Spring Term:
Health
Work and Future Plans

Summer Term:
Clothes
Fashion Show Project

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Assessment & Monitoring

Each half term, your daughter will begin a new topic which will encompass a range of listening, reading, writing and spoken language skills.

For listening, your daughter will regularly listen and work with native spoken recordings. She will be immersed in the target language by her teacher during lesson time which will significantly develop her confidence and improve her ability to distinguish new sounds and pick out key information.

For reading, your daughter will read and respond to a range of French texts including stories and poems. She will be able to use a bilingual dictionary and be given opportunities to develop independent research skills using ICT.

Your daughter will develop her writing skills in the target language and will be assessed regularly through extended pieces of writing where she will be expected to include key grammatical concepts, give opinions and correctly include appropriate and new vocabulary covered in class.

Your daughter will regularly be given opportunities to express and justify her opinions in French.  In her spoken work, she will be expected to include key grammar points and include a range of language and vocabulary.

Regular assessment of all four skills will take place within lessons and formal assessments will be carried out at the end of each term. Students will also be expected to learn new vocabulary and spelling and will be tested on a weekly basis.

Support

Throughout Key Stage 3, there are a range homework clubs at lunchtime and after school, where support is available to ensure that your daughter can complete homework tasks with confidence and to the very best of her ability.

Resources

In preparation for Key Stage 3 French assessments, your daughter can access the following websites for extra support:

Linguascope (details can be found in the school planner)

www.samlearning.com

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize

Textivate (details in the school planner)

Your daughter can also access vocabulary lists and grammar support for the different topics via the school’s VLE.

MFL Department

Teaching team, support, facilities and extra-curricular opportunities.

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