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KS3 MFL: French

Please see below curriculum overview and 'I Can' Statements for Modern Foreign Language, French. 

 

Curriculum Overview

 

Year 7

Year 8 Year 9

  Autumn Term

  • Introductions and personal details
  • Numbers 1-100
  • Describing yourself and your family
  • Regular and key irregular verbs in the present tense
  • Opinions about school subjects
  • Adjectives
  • School uniform
  • Telling the time
  • Hobbies
  • Classroom instructions

 

  • Revising avoir/être
  • Talking about past holiday
  • Using the preterite for regular –ar verbs, -er and –ir verbs and key irregular verbs
  • Visit to a theme park
  • Negative in the past
  • Giving opinion in the past
  • Present tense revision: regular –ir and –re verbs
  • Buying food
  • Near future tense
  • Future trip
  • New Year
  • Combining present and future
  • Daily routines
  • Professions
  • Future plans and future tense
  • Arranging to go out
  • Shopping
  • Pocket money
  • Pronouns
  • Festivals in the French-speaking world

Spring Term

  • Describing the weather
  • Sports
  • Developing opinions
  • Negatives
  • Pets
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Physical descriptions
  • Celebrities and TV programmes
  • Revision of advective agreement
  • Technology
  • Going to the cinema
  • Leisure activities
  • Revision of the negative
  • Perfect tense
  • Using three tenses
  • Where I live
  • Weather
  • Pouvoir + infinitive
  • Chores
  • Daily routine
  • Moving house
  • When I was at primary school
  • Imperfect tense
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • The environment
  • Countries in the French-speaking world

Summer Term 

  • Places in town
  • Describing your area
  • Describing your own
  • Near future tense
  • Bastille day
  • Revision
  • Projects
  • Sports
  • Opinions and comparatives
  • Directions
  • Expressing obligation (“you must”)
  • Injuries and illnesses
  • Revision
  • Projects
  • School in England / School in France
  • School rules
  • Comparatives and superlatives
  • Religion in the French-speaking world
  • Charity and volunteering

Year 7, Module 1

I can (Foundation)…

I can (Developing)... 

I can (Secure)...  I can (Excellent)... 

Introduce myself in simple sentences, giving your name  

Introduce myself by giving my name and age, using the verb avoir  Introduce myself in longer sentences and describe my personality  Introduce myself in longer sentences, using conjunctions to make my sentences more ambitious 
Understand what an adjective is  Identify a variety of French adjectives   Demonstrate an understanding of how the adjective ending may change with gender  Apply gender agreement to adjective endings 
Identify key opinion phrases and indefinite/definite articles  Use key opinion phrases in a short sentence using the definite article   Use key opinion phrases in a sentence combined with quantifiers (very, a lot, a little...) 
Adapt the verb ending to match the pronoun 
 Make negative opinion phrases using ne...pas 

Use key opinion phrases in a sentence combined with quantifiers (very, a lot, a little...) 

Adapt the verb ending to match the pronoun 

Identify some infinitives and some possessives  Demonstrate an understanding of infinitives and possessives  Use the correct form of “my”  Use the correct form of “my” to introduce what other people in your family like 

Year 8, Module 1

I can (Foundation)…

I can (Developing)... 

I can (Secure)...  I can (Excellent)... 

Say what I did during my holiday using relevant time phrases and opinions as well as a verb in a different time frame 

Say what I did during my holiday using time phrases and opinions 

Say what I did during my holiday using a simple time phrase 

Say what I did during my holiday in a simple sentence 

Give a detailed description of my journey to my holiday place, including a variety of details  Say where I went during my holiday using a mode of transport and giving information about who I went with 

Say where I went during my holiday using a mode of transport 

Say where I went during my holiday in a simple sentence 

Accurately apply the perfect tense using être or avoir, using the correct past participle agreement with être 

Apply the perfect tense with être, using the correct past participle agreement 

Be able to use the perfect tense with avoir with a choice of verbs 

Recall some basic phrases in the perfect tense to describe my holiday activities 

Give positive and negative opinions about a range of holiday activities and compare your usual and your past holidays 

Give positive and negative opinions about a range of holiday activities 

Give simple opinions on your holiday activities 

Give simple examples of holiday activities