French

Head of Department: Sophie Carnell

French lessons at Saint Ronan’s are aimed at bringing the language and the culture alive. Pupils are encouraged to listen, speak, read and write in a similar way to when they acquired the skills of their own native language.
All pupils start learning French from Year 3 (in Pre-Prep they start in Year 1) and all pupils continue to Common Entrance or Scholarship standard at age 13. The number of lessons increase from two lessons a week to four lessons in Year 5 onwards.
In the early stages, French is introduced through clips with native children (Early Start 2). Later, in Years 4 and 5, pupils learn basic grammar and spelling and enjoy reading stories and listening to songs (Skoldo 1 and 2). Finally in Years 6, 7 and 8, the key foundation of verbs and grammar becomes more prominent, as well as developing the four skills: writing, reading, listening and speaking.
The French department has tried to include some independent learning via lively IT websites and software, where children test themselves and play French games on the computer.

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Class 3

Europe
France and key places
Places and shops
Directions
Numbers 0-30
Classroom objects
What’s the time?
Weather
Shopping with Euros
Numbers (0-200
Food
Ice creams
School subjects
Dictionary skills

Class 4

Skoldo 1 boolet
Salut 1 module 1
Alphabet
Numbers
Greetings
Colours
Clothes
Salut 1 –module 2
Snacks
Drinks
Animals
Fruits
Vegetables
Parts of the body
Salut 1 Modules 3
Leisure
Toys
Countryside
Beach
Transports
Objects

Shell

Skoldo 2 booklet
Salut 2 Module 1
House
Objects
Leisure
Time
Description
Daily routine
Salut 2 Module 2
School subjects
Days and months
Seasons
Dates
Weather
Family
Body
Salut 2 Modules 3
Food
Drinks
Adjectives
Places & shops
Transport
Writing a postcard or letter
– Grammar: gender, plural nouns, adjectives
– Set 1: Etre, Avoir and –ER verbs

Midway

Metro 1
Module 1 –”Bienvenue!”
Module 2 – “Toi et Moi”
Metro 1
Module 3 – “Au College”
Module 4 – “Mes Loisirs”
Metro 1
Module 5 – “Chez Moi” (Describing where you live and your home)
– Grammar : Present tense – ER verbs
– Set 1: Present tense – ER/ IR/ RE

Upper

Metro 2
Module 2 – “Ma Vie” (Daily routine)
Module 3 – “Famille et Copain”
Metro 2 –
Module 4
“A Table”
Metro 2-
Module 5
“Une Semaine a Paris”
– Grammar: Present tense – Reflexive verbs

– Set 1: Future tense

Remove

Module 1 –
“Les Vacances”
Countries, transport, dates, hobbies, weather, hobbies and opinion
Module 2 – “Mon Ecole”

School, lessons, time, clubs, teachers, opinion

Module 3 – “Ma famille”
Description, comparisons, chores, jobs, pocket money, presents, meals
Module 4 – “Ma Ville”
Description, advantages, disadvantages, shops, house
C.E. paper practice
– Grammar: present tense + Irregular verbs
– Future Tense
– Set 1: Past tense
– Scholars: Perfect and imperfect tense, immediate future and simple future