What will students study this term?
Students will be learning key vocabulary and phrases to talk about food and how to order a meal in a French restaurant. They will give their opinion about what they have for breakfast or in school.
The grammar they will cover includes present tense of the –er verbs. They will also practise the adjective agreement and develop listening and speaking skills.
Students will be learning how to talk about their tv, book and movie preferences and how to discuss their opinions on it.
The grammar they will cover includes the conjugation of –er / -ir / -re verbs at the present tense. They will also use new time markers and opinion phrases and develop their listening and speaking skills.
Students will be learning how to talk about health, lifestyle and celebration. They will be taught about healthy and unhealthy lifestyle, choices and consequences. In the second part, students will study special occasions, festivals, likes/dislikes and opinions.
The grammar they will cover includes the conjugation of all the tenses and the comparative. They will also enrich their vocabulary and develop their listening and speaking skills.
What resources will students use this term?
Basic classroom equipment – students own
Bi-lingual dictionary – students own
Acces Studio – online resource, includes a variety of grammar exercises and learning games
Additional skills worksheets
Studio 2 – online resource, includes a variety of grammar exercises and learning games
What homelearning will be set this term?
Students will receive homelearning tasks to complete twice per fortnight.
What can we do at home to help with this term’s work?
Please check that your child is completing the set home-learning given.
Help them to complete the vocabulary and spelling learning that is essential to the course.
Encourage them to learn the grammar rules.
Ensure that your child brings in all necessary equipment.
Support your child in using the bi-lingual dictionary for checking spellings and looking up new words at home. Look at written work to check on the length of sentences and help students join shorter phrases together with conjunctions from the vocabulary list or dictionary.
What extension project can students complete at home on this topic?
Year 7 students write recipe in French for a culinary book.
Year 8 students can also do a research on a French famous chef or restaurants and create an A4 presentation on it.
Year 9 students can create an advertisement in the target language for an event in France or a festival and hand it in to their teacher. They could do some research on the places to visit around the area, the important facts, etc.
What are some great websites that can help with this term’s studies?
www.bbclanguages/french (independent learning)
http://www.virginradio.fr/ (music website to practice listening)
www.duolingo.com (independent learning)