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Y8 French

Head of Department
Mr J Bates

Organisation of the subject:

Students have 2 x 50 minute lessons.

Key Concepts (The big ideas underpinning the subject)

  • Develop the skills of Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing in a second language
  • Appreciation and understanding of citizens and cultures around the world.

What will your child be learning? 

A variety of topics will be covered over the Key Stage. These will include:

  • School life
  • Jobs and work
  • Free- time and leisure activities
  • Shopping
  • Food and drink

Key 'Learning Capacities' in this subject 

  • Develop communication skills through the study of a second language.
  • Develop the knowledge and understanding of different cultures around the world.
  • Enhance the life skills of learners through challenging activities.

How will your child be learning? 

  • Teacher-led activities
  • Pair and group work
  • On-line vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Independent research

How will learning be assessed? 

  • Each half term students will be tested on two of the four skills
  • Homework and classwork will be monitored

What can you do to support your child? 

  • Talk to them about their learning
  • Support them with their homework—test them on their vocabulary

Equipment needed for this subject 

  • Pens, pencils, ruler and exercise book. A dictionary would also be useful.

Extra-Curricular/Enrichment Opportunities 

  • Lunchtime language clubs
  • Visits to France
  • National competitions—Spelling Bee

 Governor Link - Ms Armistead