The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 7 French Curriculum

    Units 1-4: Topics to be taught this year from Studio 1 course (each unit will last approximately 10 weeks):

    Content

    Grammar

    Unit 1

     

    likes and dislikes

     

    possessions

     

    describing personal characteristics

    describing physical appearance

    gender and definite article 

    -er verbs singular

    indefinite article

    avoir singular

    être sing. ; adjectival agreement sing.

    mon ma mes ton ta tes

    Unit 2

     

    school subjects

    time and timetables

    school routine

    school food

    Culture: School in France/Christmas in France

    connectives, intensifiers

    numbers 1 - 60

    sing. –er verbs

    partitive article 

    Unit 3

     

    use of computers and mobiles

    frequency

    talking about playing sports

    talking about other activities

    saying what you like doing

    Culture: Sport and leisure activities in France

    complete paradigm –er verbs

     

    jouer + à la  à l’  au  aux

    paradigm faire + de la  de l’  du  des

    opinions + infinitive

    complete paradigm être

    Unit 4

     

    places in a town

    expressing opinions

    places in a theme park, directions

    invitations

    saying what one can do

    Culture: Geography of France

    il y a + il n’y a pas de, the negative, questions complete paradigm aller + à la  à l’  au  aux

    use of vouloir

    pouvoir

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Unit 1

    Listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Unit 2

    Speaking

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Units 1 - 3

    End of year exam including listening, reading and writing

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details

    Term

    Text books

    Studio 1

    All

    Recommended reading

    Unit résumés and notes

    Learning homework guidelines

    All

    Recommended websites

    Linguascope

    Languages online

    Duolingo

    All

    Equipment

    Pens, pencils, ruler, crayons. Pritt Stick

    All

    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activities in class

    Study of films Les Choristes and Vie de chat, spelling bee

    Support sessions if required

    Thursday after school or as staffing permits

    Languages Club

    Weekday lunchtime