Listen and understand single words and familiar short phrases linked to topics such as me, my school, my family, weather, greetings& instructions.
Listen and respond to the language with actions, symbols and pictures.
Listen and follow simple classroom instructions e.g. look at me listen, repeat, walk, run, jump, turn, clap, your turn, stop,
Communicate orally using simple words and phrases.
Repeat words and simple phrases modelled by the teacher.
Recall words and simple phrases.
Use familiar vocabulary to say a simple sentence using a rehearsed language scaffold.
Ask and answer simple questions about myself (e.g. what is your name?/ How old are you?/where do you live?)
Express basic facts e.g. mon
père est grand
Communicate understanding or lack of (‘Oui/ non!’ or through gesture.
I do/don’t understand”)
Understand that sounds are different in another language
Listen and identify particular phonemes in rhymes and songs.
Understand that it is important to pronounce words accurately
Imitate the teacher/voice file accurately
Identify individual sounds in words and pronounce them accurately in sequence
Present simple personal information in words, phrases and short rehearsed sentences.
Participate in short role-plays
Perform a song or rhyme in a group
Read and show understanding of familiar single words and phrases and find the information asked for.
Identify phonemes in familiar words
Participate in rhymes, poems , songs and stories and start to memorise verses and refrains.
Use strategies for memorisation of vocabulary; e. g. gestures, mime and drama
Use a simple word list to find the meaning of unfamiliar words
See the similarities between words in English and French. Look for cognates when working out meaning.
Copy familiar words and phrases accurately, including accents
Write single familiar words and phrases from memory.
Start to write 1-2 short sentences from memory.
Spell important phonemes accurately in dictated words on mini whiteboards
Complete short gapped tasks with familiar missing words
Start to build a bank of phoneme families to support spelling e.g. ‘i’ phoneme- il y a,voici, stylo, petit
Using a learnt given model of high frequency words write 1-2 sentences independently to describe a thing, person, place e.g. Dans mon sac il y a un stylo bleu et une gomme/Il fait beau à Paris./Il s’appelle Henri et il a 7 ans.
Be aware of the form of word classes – nouns, adjectives, verbs and connectives and be aware of similarities in English.
Understand ‘determiner’ in English and apply to French words
Start to recognise that nouns have a gender which is signposted by the definite and indefinite articles
Start to recognise that most nouns have a plural form
The gender of nouns: definite article (le, la, l’, les) , indefinite article (un, une , des)
The plural form of nouns; les/des + ‘s’ on noun
Pronouns the 1st,2nd & 3rd person singular- je/tu/il/elle; moi, toi
Recognise adjectives of colour and size (e.g. grand, petit, joli, méchant & colours bleu, vert, noir, rouge, jaune, rose, gris, marron, blanc)
Start to recognise the difference in pronunciation when an ‘e’ is added for the feminine
Start to use conjunctions et and mais in simple compound sentences
Use prepositions dans, sur and à
Understand simple commands in singular and plural form in the imperative e.g.
Regardez!; Ecoutez!; Arrêtez!, Marchez!, Sautez!; Tournez!; Frappez les mains; Levez-vous!
Recognise and use high frequency verb phrases
Voici and volà
C’est un/ une
Il y a e.g. Dans ma trousse il y a----
Je m’appelle, Il/elle s’appelle
J’ai, tu as, il/elle a
Je suis, tu es, il/elle est
J’habite, tu habites, il/elle habite
Il fait + weather
High Frequency verbs and verb phrases.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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