Module 1

There are six units in this module. These are outlined below.

Unit 1 – Saying your name and greeting someone

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say hello and goodbye, say their name and that they are well.
Most students will be able in addition to ask related questions and give a range of answers depending on how they are.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to use qualifiers like ‘very’ to vary their answers.

Key vocabulary: je m’appelle = my name is; bonjour = hello; ça va = I’m fine; merci = thanks; au revoir = goodbye.

Unit 2 – Asking what something is/saying what you have or haven’t got

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say some basic things they have in their pencil case.
Most students will be able in addition to say what they don’t have in their pencil case.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to ask questions about what people have in their pencil cases and will be able to research other items, eg calculator.

Key vocabulary: j’ai = I have; un stylo = a pen; un crayon = a pencil; une gomme = a rubber; une règle = a ruler; dans = in; ma trousse = my pencil case.

Unit 3 – The French alphabet and how to spell your name

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to understand familiar words spelt in French and spell their own name.
Most students will be able in addition to spell other names.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to ask questions about spellings and spell a range of unfamiliar vocabulary, using accents.

Key vocabulary: (alphabet and phonetic notations eg ah = A, bay = B, say = C)

Unit 4 – Saying how old you are and asking someone their age

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say how old they are and understand how old other teenagers are.
Most students will be able in addition to understand a range of other ages and ask how old others are.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to use numbers to 15 confidently and work with cognates well (eg biscuits/bananes).

Key vocabulary: j’ai … ans = I’m … years old; onze = eleven; douze = twelve; quel âge as-tu? = how old are you?

Unit 5 – Saying when your birthday is

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say when their birthday is and understand some months and days of the week.
Most students will be able in addition to understand numbers to 31 and be able to say the months and days of the week.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to use numbers to 31, months, days and be able to ask questions about peoples’ birthdays.

Key vocabulary: mon anniversaire = my birthday; seize – trente et un = 16-31; janvier = January; février = February; lundi = Monday; mardi = Tuesday.

Unit 6 – Saying and asking what colour something is

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say what their favourite colour is and understand others’ favourite colours.
Most students will be able in addition to say all the colours and ask the question of others.  They will understand basic classroom instructions.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to understand feminine agreement of adjectives (adding an e eg verte) and position.

Key vocabulary: bleu = blue; noir = black; vert = green; blanc = white; rouge = red; jaune = yellow; marron = brown.

Key Assessments

Students will have regular vocabulary tests:
Greetings
My things
Spelling test
Numbers 1-15
Numbers 16-31, months of the year and days of the week
Colours

How to help your child

Please use the vocabulary on this unit to support your child’s work at home.  Please test your child on the related vocab, orally and/or in writing.  Please encourage your child to do learning on a little and often basis as this is the most effective strategy for learning vocab.  Please encourage your child to use a dictionary or online dictionary such as www.wordreference.com to check the meaning of words in their homework book and NOTE this on the text. Encourage your child not to rush their written work but to check all language carefully, using model texts and a dictionary.  It is best not to leave homework until the night before it is due in, in case there are difficulties or questions the teacher could answer.  Useful supporting material can be found on http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ and on http://www.zut.org.uk/index.html which is a free online resource available after 4pm and before 9am and weekends.

Click here for all the key vocab from this unit:

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Click here for sound files to support this learning and revision:

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This should help students to revise for the end of half term test on ‘Me and My Things’ in Listening and Writing.