Rachel Hawkes

Yr 4 French

This is the start of a new KS2 French curriculum. More will follow!

This will eventually include the planning documents that accompany the Yr 4 French scheme of work, as well as all of the lesson resources. These lessons have been adapted from the Spanish version by Rachel Hawkes, Katherine Smith, Katherine Monument, Theresa Young, Kirsty Williams and Laurie Girard.

Scheme of Work Planning Document (Excel) Y4 study booklet (PPT) Y4 study booklet (pdf)

Here is the French overview with a list of content (vocabulary and structures), skills and main task types and ways of working - follow the term links (Autumn, Spring, Summer) to get to the lesson resources.

Autumn Term

This unit focuses on numbers 1-31, months, dates, asking for and giving birthday, language to do with birthday celebrations and some more Christmas vocabulary. Learners will use the new language to understand and create invitations, they will learn about how ephipany is celebrated in France, understand songs, stories and video about birthdays and other celebrations.
Spring Term

This unit develops the same linguistic skills in different contexts. There is a focus on shapes and prepositions of place, to be used creatively in an art project focusing on the work of Matisse. Learners will use familiar verb forms in this new context to describe pictures they create. Pupils will also learn the parts of the body and face and use this language to describe the work of other famous French artists (e.g. Matisse ).
Summer Term

During this term, pupils learn the language for family members. They re-tell the story 'The giant turnip' or 'Les quatre amis' - The four friends. They learn how to say 'J'ai un/une..qui s'appelle..' I have a ...called... and apply this also in the context of pets. They also learn adjectives for describing personality and physical description (hair and eyes). They use key verbs in the 3rd person singular and plural: --> a (has), est (is), ont (have), sont (are).