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We currently offer French in Years 5 and 6. 


This is taught by a specialist teacher from Tiverton High School, so that the best possible tuition is received by our children.

 

 St John’s Catholic Primary and Pre-School (Academy)

Year 5 and 6  Scheme of work

Unit 1 Autumn Term

 

 This Scheme of Work  is designed to help students to equip them selves with the necessary skills for language learning. The focus is less on learning vocabulary and more on learning skills.

 

 Each session should take one lesson, possibly longer

 

Topic

Learning Objectives

Classroom Foci

What’s in it for me?

1. To understand why we learn French in school

2. To know how French can help me

Questioning: How can learning a foreign language be useful?

Writing: Limited - spider diagram

Reflection: How can French help me personally?

L2L: Thinking skills

BFL: Thought organisation - spider diagrams and bullet points

What do I already know?

1. Students to share what they already know about French language and Culture

Questioning: What do you know about France? What is a stereotype?

Writing: Limited - discussion focused

Reflection: What do I already know?

L2L: Using prior knowledge

BFL: What does a classroom discussion look like? How should we behave?

The alphabet

1. To be able to recite the French alphabet

2. To be able to use letters out of their alphabet order

3. To be able to spell simple words out loud

Questioning: Which letters are similar in French and English, and which are different?

Writing: Limited - focus on oral pronunciation

Reflection: How can I use the English alphabet to help me to learn the French one?

L2L: Using prior knowledge. Using rhymes and patterns.

BFL: Getting involved, having a go.

Phonics 1

1. To understand what sounds individual vowels and consonants usually make in French

2. To be able to pronounce simple new words

Questioning: What is phonics? Why is phonics important?

Writing: Limited - oral pronunciation focus.

Reflection: How did I learn English phonics in primary school?

L2L: Phonics skills

BFL: Having a go when things look difficult.

Phonics 2

1. To be able to recognize combination sounds

2. To be able to pronounce new words with and without combination sounds

Questioning: What is phonics? Why is phonics important?

Writing: Limited - oral pronunciation focus.

Reflection: How did I learn English phonics in primary school?

L2L: Phonics skills

BFL: Having a go when things look difficult.

Phonics 3

1. To be able to use sound spelling rules to spell simple/moderate words correctly

Questioning: How can phonics help me with my spelling? Why is spelling important?

Writing: Individual words. Spellings focus.

Reflection: Which sound-spelling rules am I finding most difficult? How can I work on these?

L2L: Sound-spelling rules

BFL: Reflective practice

Numbers

1. To be able to count from 1-30

2. To be able to spell numbers accurately

Questioning: Which patterns can you spot? How do you pronounce these words?

Writing: Focus - using sound-spelling rules.

Reflection:

L2L: Using prior knowledge, sound spelling rules and spotting patterns.

BFL: Independence - using book to find answers

Numbers

1. To be able to count to 1000

2. To know how to revise vocabulary effectively

Questioning: Which patterns can you spot? How do you pronounce these words?

Writing: Focus - using sound-spelling rules.

Reflection:

L2L: Using prior knowledge, sound spelling rules and spotting patterns.

BFL: Learning vocab

Grammar

1. To know the difference between a noun, verb, adjective, adverb etc

2. To be able to grammatically analyse a text in English

Questioning: What is a noun/verb etc?

Writing: Sentences in English.

Reflection: What do I need to revise?

L2L: Grammatical analysis

BFL: Using grammar in context

Grammar: dictionary skills

1. To know how to use a dictionary to look up meaning, gender and class

Questioning: When might you want to use a dictionary? How do dictionaries work?

Writing: Limited - single words.

Reflection: Do I know how to use a dictionary in English? What’s different?

L2L: Using resources

BFL: Not giving up -

C3 B4 ME

Grammar: Verbs

To know how to conjugate regular er verbs in the singular

Questioning: What does conjugate mean? Singular?

Writing: Verb tables

Reflection: What do I find most difficult about this? What questions can I ask?

L2L: Recognising patterns. Applying rules. Grammar importance.

BFL: Asking questions when stuck

Grammar: Verbs

To know how to conjugate regular er verbs in the plural

Questioning: What does conjugate mean? Plural?

Writing: Verb tables

Reflection: What do I find most difficult about this? What questions can I ask?

L2L: Recognising patterns. Applying rules. Grammar importance.

BFL: Asking questions when stuck

Avoir and etre

1. To understand how verbs

2. To know how to conjugate avoir and etre

Questioning: What is an irregular verb? Why are avoir and etre so important?

Writing: Verb tables

Reflection: How could I learn irregular verbs if there are no rules?

L2L: Using rhymes and other memory tactics.

BFL: Not giving up.

Classroom language

1. To be able to understand teacher instructions given in French

 

Classroom language

To be able to ask the teacher common questions in French

 

Assessment of topic one (TBC)

 

 

 

 

Please follow this link to have a look at what the government wishes us to teach:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-languages-progammes-of-study

 

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