KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 7 French
Weeks 1-6Moi et mon college  
In this unit, pupils learn to describe themselves, to talk about school subjects, learn to ask questions, to give opinions and reasons, to describe their school timetable using the 12-hour clock, to compare their school day to that in France and to learn about food.
Assessment: There will be two assessments. Dependent upon the class, this will include one unseen reading or listening and one unseen speaking or writing. Decisions are made by the class teacher dependent upon class strengths and areas for development. Details will be on Show My Homework as will a grammar and vocab sheet to prepare for this assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Weeks 13 to 18Ma zone  
In this unit, pupils learn to talk about their town or village using “il y a”, to give directions, to talk about where they go at the weekend using “à”, to ask people to go somewhere using “je veux” to say what you can do in town using “on peut”, and to learn facts about France.
Assessment: There will be two assessments. Dependent upon the class, this will include one unseen reading or listening and one unseen speaking or writing. Decisions are made by the class teacher dependent upon class strengths and areas for development. Details will be on Show My Homework as will a grammar and vocab sheet to prepare for this assessment. The assessments will take up to three lessons and will be on the topic of weekend activities, describing a town, asking a friend to go somewhere in town and giving directions.Key Words and Terms
 
Weeks 19 to 243…2…1…Partez!  
In this unit, pupils learn to use “nous” to talk about their holidays and those of others using the present and near future, to discuss getting ready to go out using reflexive verbs, to buy drinks and snacks using higher numbers, to say what they would like to do using “je voudrais”.
Assessment: There will be two assessments. Dependent upon the class, this will include one unseen reading or listening and one unseen speaking or writing. Decisions are made by the class teacher dependent upon class strengths and areas for development. Details will be on Show My Homework as will a grammar and vocab sheet to prepare for this assessment. The assessments will take up to three lessons and will be based around the topic of holidays (countries where to go, what activities students do during holidays, using "we" as well as "I".) Students will also be tested on numbers and food and how to order some food and how much it costs.Key Words and Terms
 
Weeks 25 to 30Harry Potter   
This unit is based upon the first Harry Potter film. In this context, students learn to describe others’ physical attributes and characteristics, to learn about different family members, to describe birthdays and other celebrations, to discuss the rules of Quidditch and compare to other sports, and to begin to work with the perfect tense.
Assessment: For this unit, students will be asked to create an end of unit poster using all the vocabulary and grammar taught. They will using what they have learnt as well as their creative skills. This could take up to two lessons.They will also undertake a reading assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Weeks 31 to 36Studio découverte   
This is a project-based unit, in which pupils will learn to talk about animals, their habitats, characters and physical characteristics. Students will also learn about French poets and poetry, including the surrealist poet Robert Desnos, who was imprisoned during the French occupation. The unit will also focus on French artists, with students learning how to how to research and describe artworks using the perfect tense.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their ability to: describe an animal, write a little poem or describe a painting.Key Words and Terms
 
Weeks 7 to 12Mes passe-temps  
In this unit, pupils learn to talk about computers and mobiles, to say which sports they play using “jouer à” and which activities they do using “faire”, to say what they like doing using the verb “aimer” and to describe what activities others do
Assessment: There will be two assessments. Dependent upon the class, this will include one unseen reading or listening and one unseen speaking or writing. Decisions are made by the class teacher dependent upon class strengths and areas for development. Details will be on Show My Homework as will a grammar and vocab sheet to prepare for this assessment. Assessments could take up to three lessons to complete and students will be tested on their ability to use two very important verbs (to do "faire" and to play "jouer"). They will also be tested on their ability to give their opinion and potentially talk about someone else too.Key Words and Terms
 

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