Modern Languages

Modern Foreign Languages

 A summary of KS3 and its relevance

The curriculum in Key Stage 3 gives pupils the linguistic competence to communicate on a broad range of topical themes. It aims to develop an awareness and appreciation of other cultures, preparing them to be active global citizens. Our Key Stage 3 curriculum is stimulating and challenging in preparation for the rigours of GCSE and future language learning. Pupils have the opportunity to participate in exchanges to French and German speaking countries, allowing them to experience and use their language in real life situations. In a world that is growing forever smaller, the learning of a Foreign language and its’ importance couldn’t be of greater significance.

A summary of the skills acquired

Pupils will develop skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in French. They will acquire grammatical understanding which will permeate all skill areas. The curriculum will progress from word and statement level through to communicating independently using a broad range of extended language. Pupils will access a wide range of stimuli to build their confidence and resilience in listening to and reading authentic materials. High levels of accuracy will be promoted across all skill areas.

Topics covered in Year 7 

  • Personal Information
  • Family and Friends
  • Where I live
  • Describing your house
  • Describing your bedroom
  • Christmas in France
  • Tell the time (12hr clock vs. 24 hr clock)
  • Places in a town
  • Directions
  • Easter in France
  • How to give opinions
  • Daily Routine
  • School and school subjects
  • School day and timetable
  • Talking about different sports, games and instruments you play
  • Holidays

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Topics covered in Year 8 

  • Family and home
  • Free time
  • Christmas in France
  • Easter in France
  • Going out
  • What you wear (clothes)
  • What you eat and drink
  • Saying where you went and using the past tense (Introduction of Perfect tense)
  • Shopping
  • Ordering food in a restaurant
  • Travelling and holidays
  • Talking about where you go on holiday
  • Talking about a past holiday.
  • Friends (Talking about your friends and using comparatives)
  • Pocket money
  • Future plans (+ holidays with the future tense)
  • Talking about plans and dreams (+ future tense and conditional tense)

Autumn Term Subject Map

Spring Term Subject Map

Summer Term Subject Map