“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.” – Geoffrey Willans

The National Curriculum requires that pupils are taught a foreign language in Key Stage 2 with a focus on enabling pupils to make substantial progress in one foreign language. Pupils at Coldfall Primary are taught French by a specialist French teacher, during timetabled weekly lessons, starting from Year 1.

In Year 1 and 2 the focus is mainly on discovery and enjoyment of the foreign language through songs, puppets and stories, with an emphasis on phonetics and accurate pronunciation.

In Key Stage 2, French lessons at Coldfall focus on practical communication, providing an appropriate balance of spoken and written language, thus laying the foundation for further foreign language learning at Key Stage 3. Pupils learn to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing, focused on familiar and routine matters, using their knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary.

In accordance with the requirements of the Modern Foreign Languages Key Stage 2 Programme of Study, pupils are taught to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing
  • understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including feminine and masculine forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

 

For an overview of topics covered in each year group, please refer to the respective class pages and links to useful internet resources on this page.

Cultural Topics

Cultural Topics

Please note: some of the links below are to Youtube.  We can not be responsible for the thumbnails that come up, or what appears after the video.  Putting your Youtube browser in to “Restricted mode” may help.

Halloween

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYfmQ5eAQlg  C’est l’Halloween

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeWdx2J4lS4 – Petite sorcière – Danse et comptine d’Halloween pour les enfants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SqgGZV6Mlw – Ma belle citrouille

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fMmA3YJb-I  Halloween vocabulary in French with test

Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-PD5iz7qdE  Jingle Bells in French (Vive le Vent) – Christmas song with lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XKd-hqVb9c Le petit renne au nez rouge (Chanson de noël avec paroles)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5jDlspik18  O Christmas Tree in French (Mon beau sapin) – Christmas song with lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mr_wG06D0I   Christmas song “C’est Noël”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr9lciqOD5c  PETIT PAPA NOËL Little Father Christmas song – English lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTLvWWkeRkI  The little drummer boy (christmas song for kids with lyrics to learn French)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tP2Osl0o6w  Christmas in French – Vocabulary for kids (Noël en francais) + TEST

French stories read by staff and pupils

 

https://youtu.be/ncVl6Df8RSA

 

Year 1 Resources

Year 1

Please note: some of the links below are to Youtube.  We can not be responsible for the thumbnails that come up, or what appears after the video.  Putting your Youtube browser in to “Restricted mode” may help.

CHANSONS ET COMPTINES

Links to French songs for children relating to topics to be covered in the School Year 2019-20 – Very useful to embed and reinforce vocabulary and structures learnt in lessons, as well as extend linguistic and cultural awareness.

 

  • Greetings songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXkJ88ygPY0  (Bonjour, Je m’appelle, Comment-t’appelles-tu? Ça va bien merci. Quel âge as-tu? 1-10 Au revoir!)

  • Number songs: (1-10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsc3qLMaCu8&list=RDNXkJ88ygPY0&index=35

  • Fruits songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ03KjwiIVM  J’aime les fruits (I like fruit)

  • Animal songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0XAPqKKjrA (‘les animaux de la savane’ only)

  • What I like and don’t like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm3KP_2aDBk  AEIOU J’aime… Je n’aime pas

 

La Surprise de handa

Les objets de la classe

La météo

La famille

Les parties du corps

Year 4 Resources

Year 4

Please note: some of the links below are to Youtube.  We can not be responsible for the thumbnails that come up, or what appears after the video.  Putting your Youtube browser in to “Restricted mode” may help.

CHANSONS ET COMPTINES

Links to French songs and educational video clips for children relating to topics to be covered or revised in the School Year 2019-20 – Very useful to embed and reinforce vocabulary and structures learnt in lessons, as well as to extend linguistic knowledge and cultural awareness.

  • Greetings songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXkJ88ygPY0  (Bonjour, Je m’appelle, Comment-t’appelles-tu? Ça va bien merci. Quel âge as-tu? 1-10 Au revoir!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbQIDw05A8M  (Dis moi: comment tu t’appelles? Je m’appelle… Comment ça va? Ça va très bien. Je suis triste (sad) J’ai faim! (I’m hungry!) J’ai sommeil. (I’m sleepy) Je vais très bien aussi, et toi? je vais très bien aussi. Et Cosmo? Il a sommeil. Il dort (He is sleeping). Bonne nuit Cosmo! (Good night Cosmo)

  • Number songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY (1-10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5eELvm4T8Q (1-30)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYJxoK7PKwM (1-100)

  • Animal songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0XAPqKKjrA

  • What I like and don’t like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm3KP_2aDBk  AEIOU J’aime… Je n’aime pas

  • Colour songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zduapTwsSwA   (Tune: head, shoulders…)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPPIT1nbe7Q&t=11s (video with quiz)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4kNeFGBAcw   (Il a les yeux…)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaaSprb0IXk (j’aime les voitures)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qeiosQ-6Fs  (quelle est ta couleur préférée)

Common adjectives lesson. (Note : ‘petite’ is feminine – ‘grande’ is feminine but ‘grand’ and all others adjectives are in the masculine form!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kuWrbEKS64

  • Grammar lesson – agreement of adjectives (masculine, feminine, singular, plural):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTY4Bxe23Rk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2JwURExB9A (colours)

  • Grammar song – agreement of adjectives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSYWbm6CckI

Learning material – Term 1

Learning material – Term 2

Learning material – Term 3

 

Year 2 Resources

Year 2

Please note: some of the links below are to Youtube.  We can not be responsible for the thumbnails that come up, or what appears after the video.  Putting your Youtube browser in to “Restricted mode” may help.

CHANSONS ET COMPTINES

Links to French songs and educational video clips for children relating to topics to be covered or revised in the School Year 2019-20 – Very useful to embed and reinforce vocabulary and structures learnt in lessons, as well as to extend linguistic knowledge and cultural awareness.

 

  • Greetings songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXkJ88ygPY0  (Bonjour, Je m’appelle, Comment-t’appelles-tu? Ça va bien merci. Quel âge as-tu? 1-10 Au revoir!)

  • Number songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY (1-10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5eELvm4T8Q (1-30)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYJxoK7PKwM (1-30 only)

  • Fruits songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ03KjwiIVM  J’aime les fruits (I like fruit)

  • Animals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0XAPqKKjrA (presentation: domestic, farm and wild animals)

ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rt2g_afiAg (song: Une souris verte)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub-V1n6zpQE (song: Avec un gros nez = with a big nose)

  • Tu as un animal? Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtGAU9H6QSk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eakZO7RDWyY

  • What I like and don’t like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm3KP_2aDBk  AEIOU J’aime… Je n’aime pas

  • Body parts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu0R1EYvt1A  tête épaules genoux et pieds (head and shoulders knees and toes – no text)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YEZAwUfaeE&list=RD7YEZAwUfaeE&start_radio=1 tête épaules genoux et pieds (head and shoulders knees and toes – with text)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bChrAwLzoSo  (Des os, il en faut – extra vocabulary)

  • Sports:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QXbMPJnnqg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCEPGU63P1M (Video clip with names of sports)

Ma couleur préférée

Les mois de l’année

Les matières scolaire

Les nombres de 1 à 31

Year 5 Resources

Year 5

Please note: some of the links below are to Youtube.  We can not be responsible for the thumbnails that come up, or what appears after the video.  Putting your Youtube browser in to “Restricted mode” may help.

CHANSONS ET COMPTINES

Links to French songs and educational video clips for children relating to topics to be covered or revised in the School Year 2019-20 – Very useful to embed and reinforce vocabulary and structures learnt in lessons, as well as to extend linguistic knowledge and cultural awareness.

 

  • Greetings songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXkJ88ygPY0  (Bonjour, Je m’appelle, Comment-t’appelles-tu? Ça va bien merci. Quel âge as-tu? 1-10 Au revoir!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbQIDw05A8M  (Dis moi: comment tu t’appelles? Je m’appelle… Comment ça va? Ça va très bien. Je suis triste (sad) J’ai faim! (I’m hungry!) J’ai sommeil. (I’m sleepy) Je vais très bien aussi, et toi? je vais très bien aussi. Et Cosmo? Il a sommeil. Il dort (He is sleeping). Bonne nuit Cosmo! (Good night Cosmo)

  • Number songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY (1-10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5eELvm4T8Q (1-30)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYJxoK7PKwM (1-100)

  • Ma famille song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFk9YmJv-jc

 

  • What I like and don’t like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm3KP_2aDBk  AEIOU J’aime… Je n’aime pas

  • Body parts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu0R1EYvt1A  tête épaules genoux et pieds (head and shoulders knees and toes – no text)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YEZAwUfaeE&list=RD7YEZAwUfaeE&start_radio=1 tête épaules genoux et pieds (head and shoulders knees and toes – with text)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bChrAwLzoSo  (Des os, il en faut – extra vocabulary)

  • Colour songs:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zduapTwsSwA   (Tune: head, shoulders…)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPPIT1nbe7Q&t=11s (video with quiz)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4kNeFGBAcw   (Il a les yeux…)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaaSprb0IXk (j’aime les voitures)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qeiosQ-6Fs  (quelle est ta couleur préférée)

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  • Basic grammar (parts of the sentence) – all in English:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=E0QZCNqjvH8

 

  • Grammar Lesson – Personal Pronouns:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5n2wQGcfAg&list=PLspzzyq1zEs8AIq-xQCzlQd0Vpwp4V870

 

  • Grammar Lesson – Verb TO BE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlvM5lK39Qs

 

  • Grammar Lesson – Verb TO HAVE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltb_cG-R35E

 

  • Grammar song – Verbs TO HAVE/TO BE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOv1pZXx9K8

 

  • Grammar Lesson: Common adjectives. (Note : ‘petite’ is feminine – ‘grande’ is feminine but ‘grand’ and all others adjectives are in the masculine form!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kuWrbEKS64

 

  • Grammar lesson – agreement of adjectives (masculine, feminine, singular, plural):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTY4Bxe23Rk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2JwURExB9A (colours)

 

  • Grammar song – agreement of adjectives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSYWbm6CckI

 

  • Grammar song – possessive adjectives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i0E5iGBadA

 

  • Grammar lesson – possessive adjectives (UP to 6 :10 only)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98TzWyA-12U

 

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KEY TEXT: JE VEUX UNE PETITE SOEUR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-qtIFB2j0E

Learning material – Term 1

Learning material – Term 2

Learning material – Term 3

 

Year 3 Resources

Year 3

Please note: some of the links below are to Youtube.  We can not be responsible for the thumbnails that come up, or what appears after the video.  Putting your Youtube browser in to “Restricted mode” may help.

CHANSONS ET COMPTINES

Links to French songs and educational video clips for children relating to topics to be covered or revised in the School Year 2019-20 – Very useful to embed and reinforce vocabulary and structures learnt in lessons, as well as to extend linguistic knowledge and cultural awareness.

 

  • Greetings songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXkJ88ygPY0  (Bonjour, Je m’appelle, Comment-t’appelles-tu? Ça va bien merci. Quel âge as-tu? 1-10 Au revoir!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbQIDw05A8M  (Dis moi: comment tu t’appelles? Je m’appelle… Comment ça va? Ça va très bien. Je suis triste (sad) J’ai faim! (I’m hungry!) J’ai sommeil. (I’m sleepy) Je vais très bien aussi, et toi? je vais très bien aussi. Et Cosmo? Il a sommeil. Il dort (He is sleeping). Bonne nuit Cosmo! (Good night Cosmo)

  • Number songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY (1-10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5eELvm4T8Q (1-30)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYJxoK7PKwM (1-40 only)

  • Colour songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zduapTwsSwA   (Tune: head, shoulders…)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPPIT1nbe7Q&t=11s  (video with quiz)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4kNeFGBAcw   (Il a les yeux…)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaaSprb0IXk (j’aime les voitures)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qeiosQ-6Fs  (quelle est ta couleur préférée)

  • What I like and don’t like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm3KP_2aDBk  AEIOU J’aime… Je n’aime pas

  • Birthday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcwcGwaS_2w   (What is the date of your birthday)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEGt0i4p_s4       (quelle est la date de ton anniversaire ? – Aquamaine class singing)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6286ssjv3AA  (Billy’s birthday story)

  • Where do you live?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8pJ5ewHOEA&t=11s (J’habite en Angleterre)

Learning material – Term 1

Learning material – Term 2

Learning material – Term 3

 

Year 6 Resources

Year 6

Please note: some of the links below are to Youtube.  We can not be responsible for the thumbnails that come up, or what appears after the video.  Putting your Youtube browser in to “Restricted mode” may help.

CHANSONS ET COMPTINES

Links to French songs and educational video clips for children relating to topics to be covered or revised in the School Year 2019-20 – Very useful to embed and reinforce vocabulary and structures learnt in lessons, as well as to extend linguistic knowledge and cultural awareness.

  • Greetings songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXkJ88ygPY0  (Bonjour, Je m’appelle, Comment-t’appelles-tu? Ça va bien merci. Quel âge as-tu? 1-10 Au revoir!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbQIDw05A8M  (Dis moi: comment tu t’appelles? Je m’appelle… Comment ça va? Ça va très bien. Je suis triste (sad) J’ai faim! (I’m hungry!) J’ai sommeil. (I’m sleepy) Je vais très bien aussi, et toi? je vais très bien aussi. Et Cosmo? Il a sommeil. Il dort (He is sleeping). Bonne nuit Cosmo! (Good night Cosmo)

  • Number songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY (1-10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5eELvm4T8Q (1-30)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYJxoK7PKwM (1-100)

 

  • What I like and don’t like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm3KP_2aDBk  AEIOU J’aime… Je n’aime pas

  • Colour songs:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zduapTwsSwA   (Tune: head, shoulders…)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPPIT1nbe7Q&t=11s (video with quiz)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4kNeFGBAcw   (Il a les yeux…)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaaSprb0IXk (j’aime les voitures)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qeiosQ-6Fs  (quelle est ta couleur préférée)

  • Rooms of the house song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEffr6uKx-8

  • Pirouette, Cacahuète

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gw0rRw8ipA

 

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  • Basic grammar (parts of the sentence) – all in English:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=E0QZCNqjvH8

 

  • Grammar Lesson – Personal Pronouns:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5n2wQGcfAg&list=PLspzzyq1zEs8AIq-xQCzlQd0Vpwp4V870

 

  • Grammar Lesson – Verb TO BE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlvM5lK39Qs

 

  • Grammar Lesson – Verb TO HAVE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltb_cG-R35E

 

  • Grammar song – Verbs TO HAVE/TO BE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOv1pZXx9K8

 

  • Grammar Lesson: Verbs JOUER/REGARDER:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahmIEn3liXI

 

  • Grammar Songs: Verbs ending in –ER (e.g. aimer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35FkUS4bqig

 

  • Grammar Lesson: Common adjectives. (Note : ‘petite’ is feminine – ‘grande’ is feminine but ‘grand’ and all others adjectives are in the masculine form!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kuWrbEKS64

 

  • Grammar lesson – agreement of adjectives (masculine, feminine, singular, plural):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTY4Bxe23Rk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2JwURExB9A (colours)

 

  • Grammar song – agreement of adjectives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSYWbm6CckI

 

  • Grammar song – possessive adjectives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i0E5iGBadA

 

  • Grammar lesson – possessive adjectives (UP to 6 :10 only)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98TzWyA-12U

 

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KEY TEXT: Boucle d’Or et les 3 Ours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8sZWKfEA_k

 

Learning material – Term 1

Learning material – Term 2

Learning material – Term 3