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Year 3

Year 3 Rationale for French

 

 

Autumn 1 - Moi (All about me)

In this unit, children learn to:

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
  • Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
  • Appreciate songs in the language.
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are using familiar words and phrases.

 

Core language:

Bonjour!                                              Hello!

Salut!                                                  Hi!/Bye!

Ça va?                                                How are you?

Ça va bien/mal.                                  I’m fine/not very well.

Et toi?                                                 And you?

Au revoir!                                            Goodbye!

Monsieur/Madame                              Mr/Mrs, Sir/Miss (to teacher)

oui, non                                               yes, no

Je m’appelle ...                                   My name is ...

Comment tu t’appelles?                      What’s your name?

voici ...                                                here is ...

1–10: un, deux, trois, quatre,              1–10: one, two, three, four,

cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix               five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten

J’ai ...                                                  I have ...

Quel âge as-tu?                                  How old are you?

J’ai sept/huit ans.                                I’m seven/eight years old.

 

Autumn 2 – Jeux et chansans (Games and songs)

In this unit, children learn to:

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
  • Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
  • Appreciate songs in the language.
  • Express opinions and respond to those of others.
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are using familiar words and phrases.

 

Core language:

11–20: onze, douze,                           11-20: eleven, twelve,

treize, quatorze, quinze,                      thirteen, fourteen, fifteen,

seize, dix-sept,                                    sixteen, seventeen,

dix-huit, dix-neuf, vingt                        eighteen, nineteen, twenty

Combien de ...?                                   How many …?

Je préfère ...                                        I prefer …

J’ai …                                                  I have …

 

Spring 1 – On fait la fête (Celebrations)

In this unit, children learn to:

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
  • Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
  • Appreciate songs in the language.
  • Ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others.
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are using familiar words and phrases.

 

Core language:

(très) bien                                           (very) well/good

Je joue bien au football.                      I’m good at playing football.

Je nage bien.                                       I’m a good swimmer.

Je nage.                                               I swim/I’m swimming.

Je danse.                                             I dance/I’m dancing.

Je chante.                                            I sing/I’m singing.

Je lis.                                                   I read/I’m reading.

Bravo!                                                  Well done!

Super! Chouette!                                 Super! Cool!

Fantastique!                                         Fantastic!

Je suis/Tu es un génie/génial(e)!         I’m/You’re a genius!

Joyeux anniversaire!                            Happy birthday!

Les mois: (en) janvier, février,              The months: (in) January, February

mars, avril, mai, juin, juillet, ,                March, April, May, June, July

août, septembre, octobre, ,                  August, September, October,

novembre, décembre                           November, December

Je peux .../Je peux ...?                         I can .../Can I ...?

s’il te plaît                                             please (informal singular)

 

Spring 2 – Portraits (Portraits)

In this unit, children learn to:

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
  • Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
  • Appreciate songs in the language.
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are using familiar words and phrases.
  • Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including key features and patterns of the language.

 

Core language:

Les couleurs:                                       The colours:

rouge                                                    red

rose                                                      pink

jaune                                                    yellow

bleu(e)                                                  blue

vert(e)                                                   green

noir(e)                                                   black

blanc(he)                                              white

violet(te)                                               purple

(Add -s to all the above if plural)

marron (invariable)                              brown

orange (invariable)                              orange

J’ai ...                                                   I have ...

un nez                                                  a nose

une bouche                                          a mouth

des yeux                                               the eyes

un bras                                                 an arm

une jambe                                            a leg

Il/Elle a ...                                             He/She has ...

... le nez bleu.                                       ... a blue nose.

... la bouche bleue.                               ... a blue mouth.

... les yeux/cheveux bleus.                   ... blue eyes/hair.

Il/Elle est grand(e)/petit(e).                   He/She is big/small.

 

Summer 1 - Les quatre amis (The four friends)

In this unit, children learn to:

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
  • Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.
  • Describe things and actions orally and in writing.
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are using familiar words and phrases.
  • Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including feminine and masculine forms.

 

Core language:

le cheval                                              the horse

le mouton                                             the sheep

le lapin                                                 the rabbit

la souris                                               the mouse

Il galope.                                              He/It gallops.

Elle court.                                            She/It runs.

Il/Elle est ...                                          He/She/It is ...

gris(e)                                                   grey

Non, le lapin ne galope pas, etc.          No, the rabbit doesn’t gallop, etc.

 

Summer 2 - Ça pousse! (Growing things)

In this unit, children learn to:

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
  • Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
  • Appreciate songs in the language.
  • Ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others.
  • Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including feminine and masculine forms.

 

Core language:

Tu aimes ...?                                        Do you like ...?

J’aime ...                                              I like ...

Je n’aime pas ...                                  I don’t like ...

beaucoup                                             a lot

Je voudrais ...                                      I would like ...

s’il vous plaît                                        please (formal or plural)

Vous désirez?                                      What would you like?(formal or plural)

Voilà.                                                    There you are.

Merci.                                                   Thank you.

Au revoir.                                              Goodbye.

Dans mon panier                                  In my basket

il y a                                                      there is/there are