The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 8 French Curriculum

    UNITS 5-6 Studio 1 and Units 1-3 Studio 2:



    Unit 5 3-2-1 Vacances!


    Holiday destinations

    Holiday activities

    Getting ready to leave

    Buying drinks and snacks at a café

    Talking about holiday plans

    Talking about dream holidays

    Culture: Learning about holiday destinations in France

    Using nous


    Using reflexive verbs

    Using higher numbers

    Using the near future tense

    Using je voudrais + infinitive

    Unit 6 Studio Découverte


    A cultural unit:

    An introduction to poetry in French leading to a competition to produce a short poem in French


    An introduction to French painting leading to a research project on a French painting

    First introduction to past tense receptively


    Opinion vocabulary

    Studio 2 Unit 1 T’es branché ?


    Talking about TV programmes


    Talking about films

    Talking about reading

    Talking about the internet

    Talking about what you did yesterday evening


    Culture: French TV programmes and leisure activities

    Revision of present tense of  -er verbs and different subject pronouns, use of negative

    Revision of present tense of avoir and être

    -ir and –re verbs

    aller and faire

    perfect tense with avoir

    Use of adverbs and expressions of time as sequencers

    Unit 2  Paris, je t’adore !


    Saying what you did in Paris

    Saying when you did things

    Understanding information about tourist attractions

    Saying where you went and how

    ‘interviewing a suspect’ – story about the theft of the Mona Lisa

    Culture: Learning about Paris and doing some research about the city

    Perfect tense of regular verbs

    Perfect tense of irregular verbs

    Use of c’était and j’ai trouvé ça

    Perfect tense with être

    Asking questions in the perfect tense

    Unit 3 Mon identité


    Talking about your personality, friends and interests

    Talking about relationships

    Talking about music, singers and musical preferences

    Talking about clothes and future plans

    Talking about your passions in life

    Culture: Different regions in France

    Adjectival agreements and invariable adjectives

    Using negatives

    Using reflexive verbs

    Using possessive adjectives

    Near future tense


    Using different tenses together


    Autumn Term


    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Unit 4-6

    listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing

    Spring Term



    CAT 2

    Unit 1-2


    Summer Term



    CAT 3

    All units

    End of year exam including listening, reading and writing

    Main Resources:






    Course books

    Studio 1 and 2


    Recommended reading

    Unit résumés and notes

    Learning homework guidelines


    Recommended websites


    Languages online




    Pens, pencils, ruler, crayons. Pritt Stick should be brought to all lessons.


    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activities in class

    Projects on painting and Paris, poetry competition, film study of  Le Petit Nicolas

    Support sessions

    As required

    Languages Club

    Weekday lunchtime as staffing permits

    KS3 French / German trip

    March 2018