Manor Academy

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KS3 Year 7 French

Overview

Languages are part of the cultural richness ofour society and learning languages contributes to mutual understanding, a senseof global citizenship and personal fulfilment.

The ability to communicate in another languageis a lifelong skill for education, employment and leisure both here and abroadand whilst learning French pupils develop listening, speaking, reading andwriting skills, as well as learning to appreciate different countries,cultures, communities and people.

Units studied and a brief description of their content

Term One:

This year sees theintroduction of our new more challenging Scheme of Learning which is based onthe textbook Studio and which allows pupils to build on the language learnt atprimary school. In the first term pupils learn about personal details and likes/ dislikes. They also learn to talk about other people.

Throughout theyear pupils have one lesson per month which is solely devoted to developingaccurate pronunciation and confidence in speaking through the ‘phonemia’project. Each week pupils focus on a sound and practise it in a variety of newwords and this is then tested the following week.

Term Two:

Pupils learn aboutschool subjects, telling the time and give their opinions about food and drink.They also learn the language needed to describe sports, activities and whatthey like doing.

Term Three:

Pupils learn howto use the future tense, which will allow them to access level 5, and talkabout holiday plans. They will also usethe conditional tense, learning how to express what they would like.

Assessment

Pupils will be assessed on a termly basis end of unit tests acrossthe four skill areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing. In addition,extended pieces of writing are set at least half termly which show pupils whichlevel they are. Regular self- and peer-assessment takes place for other skillareas.