Termly Planning and Home Learning
Summer Term 1 2017/2018
In Year Two we will be learning how to say the alphabet in French. We will then move onto to learn about a famous French artist, Henri Matisse, producing some art work of our own in his style.
In Lower KS2 our topic for the first half of this term is called 'Je m'habille et je te croque' based on a story about a wolf getting dressed before coming to catch the reader. We will be learning the different names for items of clothing and completing some written work to design and describe our dream school uniform.
In Upper KS2 we will be learning about a French artist named Georges Seurat who pioneered a style of art called pointillism. As well as researching online to create a profile of this artist we will creating some art work in his style.
KS1 Spring Term 2017/2018
In the first half of the Spring term Year 2 will be getting bossy, learning how to understand and give commands in French as well as learning how to name and ask for common classroom items.
In the second half of the Spring term Year 1 will learn numbers to 10 and how to say the days of the week.
Children in Lower KS2 will begin the term by using atlases to locate French speaking countries around the world. We will then move on to look at a book called 'Le loup qui voulait changer de couleur' all about a wolf who wants to change colour. The work that we do will help us to reinforce colours in French as well as helping us to build short sentences.
Our topic this term is called 'A l'ecole' (At school). We will begin by finding out about the differences between French and English schools before moving on to learn how to name different subjects in French and give our own opinions about them. We will then conduct surveys within class to guage opinions on other topics.
KS1 (Year 2) Autumn Term 2017/2018
Before the half-term holiday Year 2 will be learning the months of the year in French, developing understanding of French phonics to enable them to pronounce these new words correctly. As always we will use a French song to help us to remember the new vocabulary and will share an interactive book called 'Une annee avec Mamouna'.
Year 1 (after the half-term break) will have their first taste of French. We will be learning how to say hello, say how we are feeling and say our name in French. We will also be playing lots of fun language games and learning a catchy song to help us to remember and understand what we have learnt together.
Lower KS2 (Autumn 2017/2018)
This term we will revist familiar words and phrases (numbers and months) with an emphasis on both consolidating this vocabulary through interactive learning and developing written accuracy. Following this, we will be learning how to describe the weather in French - 'il pleut' (it's raining) will probably become a commonly used phrase!
Upper KS2 (Autumn 2017/2018)
Our learning this term will centre on 'the body'. As well as naming basic body parts, we will be playing Guess Who in French, designing and describing our perfect class dojo and developing a deeper understanding of French grammar through our topic.
2016 - 2017
KS1 Summer Term 2017
In Year One we will be looking at the French words for colours and reading a lovely book called 'Les couleurs d'Elmer'. The children in Year One are fantastic singers and really enjoy French songs - we will be learning a new song to link to our topic to the tune of 'Frere Jacques'.
In Year Two we will be learning the French alphabet so that we are able to spell our name. We will also be learning about a famous French artist called Henri Matisse and creating some of our own art work in his style.
KS2 Summer Term 2017
This term's topic is called 'Au cafe!' We will looking at some authentic cafe menus (sent to us from our friends in Epinal) and building conversations set in a cafe. We will also be learning numbers up to 100 so that we are able to understand and say prices in French. To complete the topic we will be designing our own French cafe menus.
KS1 Spring Term 2017
In Year 1 we will be using the story of 'La chenille qui fait des trous' (The Hungry Caterpillar') to learn numbers to 10 in French and the days of the week. As always, we will be learning and practising vocabulary through songs and games and our lessons will be very fun and interactive.
In Year 2 we will be looking at classroom objects and instructions.
KS2 Spring Term 2017
Language teaching is great for cross curricular learning. We will be beginning the term with some geography work, using atlases to locate the major towns, rivers, seas and mountain ranges of France. We will then focus on Loughborough's twin town of Epinal and use the Chrome books to find out more about this lovely place.
Following this, we will be preparing some work to send to our link school of Robert Desnos to introduce ourselves in French in the hope of setting up some penpal links.
KS1 Autumn Term 2016
Year 1 will have their first taste of French this half-term. We will be learning how to say hello, say how we are feeling and say our name in French. We will also be playing lots of fun language games and learning a catchy song to help us to remember and understand what we have learnt together.
Year 2 will be learning the months of the year and numbers to 30. This will enable them to ask and answer the question 'What is the date of your birthday?' in French.
KS2 Autumn Term 2016
Our work this term will be focussed on animals. We will be building upon our previous learning and using our knowledge of French phonics to decode unfamiliar words and pronounce these correctly. We will be beginning to understand about masculine, feminine and plural forms in French and also using our knowledge of key phrases to build sentences of our own. As always our learning will be very interactive with lots of fun language games to build confidence and reinforce vocabulary.
2015 - 2016
KS1 Summer Term 2016
This term we will be looking at the French words for colours and reading a lovely book called 'Les couleurs d'Elmer'. The children in KS1 are fantastic singers and really enjoy French songs - we will be learning a new song to link to our topic to the tune of 'Frere Jacques'
KS2 Summer Term 2016
This term the children will be extending their knowledge of numbers to 31 and learning the months of the year so that they can say the date independently in French and say when their birthday is. We will also be learning how to introduce family members and describing them in simple sentences.
Towards the end of the Summer Term we will be looking at some art work by a French painter and then creating our own pieces in the same style.
I will keep you updated about our learning in the Weekly Updates section of the website.
KS1 Spring Term 2016
This term we will be learning numbers 1 to 10 and days of the week. We will be using our knowledge to understand a story in French called 'La chenille qui fait des trous'. Literally translated this means 'The caterpillar who makes holes' but we know it better as 'The Hungry Caterpillar'.
KS2 Spring Term 2016
This term we will be learning colours and days of the week. We will be continuing our work on sentence building using key words and our new vocabulary will feature in a lovely story that we will be reading and working on together called 'Le loup qui voulait changer de couleur'. Translated into English this means 'The wolf who wanted to change colour'.
I will keep you updated about our weekly objectives in the Weekly Updates section of the French pages.
If you would like to practise any French at home to reinforce our work this term then click on the links below for good games and activities to try. It would be great to hear that the children have got you involved at home!
For French phonics - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/sounds/
To practise days of the week - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/my_calendar/games/magic_cards_calendar_days/
To practise numbers 1 to 10 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/numbers/games/
To watch videos about colours - https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/t2_enfamille/video_colours/index.html