Rachel Hawkes

KS2 French 2021

Y3 and Y4 French

This is a new primary scheme of work (including resources) created for Cam Trust schools, and is available for any teachers to download, adapt and use.

The lesson materials were created by Dr Marie-Odile Guillou (biog and contact details) and me.

The SOW implements key recommendations from the pedagogy review and the Ofsted languages research report, which highlight the three key knowledge strands phonics, vocabulary and grammar. The lessons draw on the NCELP French team (led by Natalie Finlayson and Cath Salkeld) KS3 SOW and resources, which are in turn informed by the research work of Professor Emma Marsden and colleagues, including Dr Rowena Kasprowicz.

All resources are licensed as CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

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As long as you:

  1. "BY" Attribute, say who the work is "by". A proper attribution for an edited resource could look like this: "This resource is based on Y3_4_rouge_t1_w1_lesson (by Guillou, Marie-Odile; Hawkes, Rachel), licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0." Note that it links to: (A) the resource (B) the owner and (C) the license.
  2. "NC" Are using it for non-commercial activity, ie do not earn any money from your use of the materials. For example, these resources can be used at free talks with our license, but not in paid talks.
  3. "SA" Assign the same license CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 to anything you create, meaning the material is "shared alike"

Artwork is by Steve Clarke. All additional pictures selected are available under a Creative Commons license, no attribution required.

I will eventually include here the SOW document (Excel) and other support material. (We will have SOW, primary languages policy doc, and a language guide booklet).

The overall curriculum plan for KS2 French has the following design:

Here is a termly overview of the contexts for learning, the phonics, vocabulary and structures we teach. Follow the term links (Autumn, Spring, Summer) to get to the lesson resources.

Links will become 'live' as the materials become available.

Note: The previous KS2 French SOW and resources will remain on the site.

The full Rouge and Jaune scheme of work is available here. Please download this regularly as it will be updated as needed.

Overview document: Language Progression KS2 French

Here is an example (editable) of a Primary Languages Policy Document

Autumn Term

Half-term 1: Describing me and others

Half-term 2: Saying what I and others have

Phonics: the SSC (sound-symbol correspondences) taught this term are:
[a] [o] [e] [i] [u]
Silent Final Consonant [SFC] -t, -s, -d
Silent Final E [SFe]
open and closed [eu]
[ch] [au/eau/o/ô]
[on] [ou]

Vocabulary: greetings, adjectives to describe mood and character, days of the week, nouns for possessions, positional prepositions in, on, under, ‘I have a present for’ story

Grammar: être (singular) regular adjective agreement (-e) with and without pronunciation change, (-eux, -euse) and adjectives already ending in -e, avoir (singular), singular indefinite articles (un, une), intonation questions (including with quoi, où)

Spring Term

Half-term 1: Saying what I and others do

Half-term 2: Saying how many and describing things

Phonics: the SSC (sound-symbol correspondences) taught this term are: [é/et/ez/er] [è/ê] [oi] [(a)in] [ai]

Vocabulary: verbs and nouns to describe a range of activities, numbers 1-12, à meaning at, in, to

Grammar: -ER present tense (singular), singular definite articles (le, la), regular plural marking on nouns (-s), plural indefinite article (des), il y a, intonation question (including with combien)

Summer Term

Half-term 1: Describing things and people

Half-term 2: Expressing likes and saying what I and others do

Phonics: the SSC (sound-symbol correspondences) taught this term are: [SFe] soft [c/ç] [-ien] [qu] [j/soft g] [-tion]

Vocabulary: colour and other adjectives to describe animals, story creation, loves and hates, Hungry Caterpillar (rouge), revisit days, Toute une année (jaune) months

Grammar: revisit definite articles & adjective agreement, subject pronouns (il/elle) with objects to mean ‘it’, plural definite article (les), using aimer | détester + definite article, revisit intonation questions (including with comment, quand)

When you click on Autumn, Spring, Summer you will get to separate pages, each with the layout of the SOW for that term (like the current page but with different column design).