Module 3

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

Unit 1 – Talking about school subjects

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say what subject they prefer and don’t like.
Most students will be able in addition to ask related questions and be able to understand others’ likes and dislikes and give some opinions.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to give a range of opinions about a range of subjects.

Key vocabulary: j’aime = I like, je n’aime pas = I don’t like, le français  = French, les maths = maths, l’anglais = English, les siences = science, le dessin = art.

Unit 2 – Telling the time

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say the time on the hour and understand the time on the half hour.
Most students will be able in addition to tell the time using a quarter to and quarter past the hour and be able to understand a range of times.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to say what time school starts and finishes.

Key vocabulary: il est une heure = it’s one o’clock, il est huit heures cinq = it’s 5 past 8, il est midi = it’s 12 o’clock.

Unit 3 – Talking about your timetable

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say what they have in a day and what time school starts.
Most students will be able in addition to say what time lessons, break and lunch are.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to use the singular forms of faire (il/elle fait = he/she does) and a range of conjunctions eg puis.

Key vocabulary: je fais = I do, nous avons = we have, il y a = there is, le matin = in the morning, l’après-midi = in the afternoon.

Unit 4 – Talking about your day at school

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say in basic terms what they do in the school day.
Most students will be able in addition to give some detail about what they do in the school day including times.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to use possessive adjectives (eg mon = my) and form common first person present tense verbs.

Key vocabulary: j’arrive au collège = I get to school, je mange à la cantine = I eat in the canteen, je joue avec mes copains = I play with my friends.

Unit 5 – Talking about what you wear

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say what they wear to school and understand other basic clothing descriptions.
Most students will be able in addition to give some detail about what they wear at other times and the colours of these.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to make plural adjectival agreement as well as feminine eg  des chaussettes blanches.

Key vocabulary: je porte = I wear, un pantalon = trousers, un pull = a jumper, une chemise = a shirt, des chaussures = shoes.

Key Assessments

There are regular vocabulary tests throughout this module:
School subjects and opinions
The time
School timetable
The school day
Clothing and colours

How to help your child

Please use the vocabulary on this unit under the homework on the website to support your child’s work at home.  Please test your child on the related vocab, orally and/or in writing.  Encourage your child to use the sound files underneath the vocab files.  They should listen and repeat several times.  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 the vocabulary for this unit.

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Click here for the soundfiles to support learning.

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This should help students to revise for the end of half term test on “School” in the skills of Speaking and Reading.