Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)


Learning languages enriches lives and broadens horizons, both personal and professional. At Maiden Beech French is taught to all year groups and lessons include a wide variety of activities to help them develop their understanding of the language and culture. We use geography to learn where the other French-speaking countries are in the world and on what continents. We use history and learn about the French revolution and the end of the French monarchy. We discuss the French celebrations on the 14th of July. We discuss art and the many great French painters. We then move on to English. More than 50% of modern-day English derives from the French and we use French expressions without realising it. In maths, a lot of terms come from French (cent, mille). Through all French lessons pupils develop their listening and memory skills as well as problem solving.

Module Map

This is the programme of learning over the academic year for this subject.

Year 5

TermTitle
SummerYear 5 French Home Learning
Year 5 French Home Learning
AutumnMoi
You will learn how to greet people, ask for and give your name, numbers up to 20 and how to say the alphabet in French.
SpringMon anniversaire
You will learn how to write and say the months in French, ask for and give your birthday. You will also learn about other celebrations.
SummerMa famille
You will learn how to write and talk about your family.

Year 6

TermTitle
SummerYear 6 French Home Learning
Year 6 French Home Learning
AutumnJe me presente
You will learn how to describe your appearance and your personality. You will learn how to describe other people as well.
AutumnMes animaux
You will learn to talk about your pets and ask others about theirs. You will also learn to describe animals in more detail.
SpringMa matiere preferee
You will learn to describe your favourite school subjects and give your opinion on school.
SpringMon emploi du temps
You will learn how to tell the time in French and how to talk about your school timetable.
SummerMa journee
You will learn how to talk about a normal school day.
SummerMon uniforme
You will learn how to describe your school uniform and talk about other types of clothes.

Year 7

TermTitle
SummerYear 7 French Home Learning
Year 7 French Home Learning
AutumnLes sports
You will learn to talk and write about your favourite sports.
AutumnMes loisirs
You will learn how to talk and write about your hobbies.
AutumnLa meteo
You will learn how to describe the weather in French.
SpringMa maison
You will learn how to write and talk about your home.
SummerMes vacances
You will learn to talk and write about a future holiday.
SummerAu cafe
You will learn how to order food and drink in a cafe.

Year 8

TermTitle
SummerYear 8 French Home Learning
Year 8 French Home Learning
AutumnMa routine
You will learn how to talk and write about your daily routine.
AutumnLes repas
You will learn how to talk and write about what you eat and drink in a day.
SpringLa media
You will learn how to talk and write about your favourite films and TV shows.
SummerMes vacances
You will learn how to talk about a favourite holiday in the past.

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