Key Stage 2
In Key Stage 2 children will begin learning the language more directly, building on their speaking and listening skills, before moving on to reading and writing in French.
By the end of Year 3, children will:
- Read and recognise some basic French vocabulary enabling them to have a short conversation in French.
- Read aloud simple sentences using the correct pronunciation and intonation.
- Understand what they have read by recognising familiar words or phrases.
By the end of Year 4, children will:
- Recall the basic vocabulary learned previously and use it in new ways, both orally and in their writing.
- Add to their French vocabulary bank and read aloud more complex sentences, using the correct pronunciation and intonation to show understanding.
- Apply their knowledge of grammar in the English language to French and reflect this in their writing.
By the end of Year 5, children will:
- Describe people, places and things, both orally and in writing, using the vocabulary they have learned previously.
- Apply grammatical patterns unique to the new language. (Including feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs.)
- Read and appreciate simple poems, rhymes and stories in French.
By the end of Year 6, children will:
- Build on their knowledge of French vocabulary including using a dictionary to check their understanding of new words.
- Apply their knowledge of the grammatical features of French to build sentences into a cohesive narrative.
- Speak in the new language to different people in a range of situations.