North Featherstone Junior And Infant School

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UKS2 MFL Knowledge Long Term Map

The national curriculum for MFL aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied


By the end of each Key Stage 2, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in this programme of study. Pupils will be 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, masculine and neuter 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


Upper Key Stage 2 – Cycle 1

Year Group: 5/6



Expectation: Speaking and Listening

Expectation: Reading and Writing

Autumn 1 & 2

Down the high street

Places in the town

Directions and revision of days/months

Il y ya – there are

State what can be found on the high street and the location of shops and buildings: c’est à gauche, à droite, au coin

Revisit the position and agreement of adjectives, knowing that petit and grand are placed in front of the noun.

Revisit days of the week/months of the year

Time of the day: lundi matin à dix heures

Adjectives to describe the high street at different times

Revisit quantifiers: assez, un peu, très

Pronunciation of the grapheme ch, an, é, in

Give two sentences describing what can be found on the high street, using adjectives in the correct position

Understand the use of stalling strategies/fillers in French during conversations and use them during a short conversation

Use correct intonation when asking a question

Pronunciation of graphemes oi and in


Introduction to speech: read and order a conversation asking for directions

Demonstrate understanding of a short story with familiar and unfamiliar vocab using context to deduce meaning

Match extracts of a story to the correct image


Spring 1 & 2

Revision of hobbies


Food and drink – names and asking for items

Through short story and related writing task, revisit vocabulary relating to: likes and dislikes, stalling stratergies, directions, parts of the body and hobbies.

Infinite verb: Je déteste faire du shopping

Revisit the use of determiner: J’adore le football

Revision and extension of food item vocabulary, appreciating cultural differences in eating habits

Revisit opinions vocabulary

Revisit stalling stratergies

Revisit conjunctions: et, mais, aussi

Choose the correct word order when writing sentences about likes/dislikes

Re-visit information of negative sentences

Modal verb: vouloir when offering and accepting food

Te veux?

Je voundrais

Pronunciation of the grapheme an

Sustain a short conversation describing likes and dislikes in relation to food items with correct pronunciation and intonation, following a model

Demonstrate understanding from a recording, identifying likes/dislikes and food items

Use appropriate form of vouloir when offering and accepting food

Write a short paragraph to describe a character from a story: name, age, family members, hobbies and opinions

Complete the gaps in a transcript of a recording as part of a dictation exercise

Write dictated sentences containing familiar vocabulary accurately: J’amie le fromage et j’amie aussi jambon

Produce a powerpoint presentation writing in sentences to provide information about self, likes/dislikes

Summer 1 & 2

Revision of weather and dates applying

Saying where you live, asking others where they live and having a conversation

Introduction to French literature: Déjeuner du Matin by the poet Jacques Prévert

Preposotions dans, sur, sous, sans, avec

Revisit the date, weather expressions and seasons

Adverbs: normalement, en general, quelquefois

À + city

En + country (feminine)

Au + country (masculine)

Extend basic sentences with the use of adverbs using correct pronunciation

Re-visit the points of a compass

State where you live: J’habite à… en Angleterre

Compare objects and products which represent our culture with those of another country – understand stereotyping

Quiz to recap learning throughout the year

Pronounce the grapheme eau

Recognise dates on an audio recording at near normal speed

Deliver a short weather report using a model to substitute date, city, weather condition and temperature

State where you live and where this is in the UK

Recognise familiar vocabulary within a poem

Recognise verbs with an extract of the poem Déjeuner du Matin

Apply knowledge of pronunciation rules and use place names and weather conditions to produce a short rhyming poem: A Marseilles il y a du soleil

Read an extended weather report using skimming and scanning techniques to answer comprehension questions

Re-arrange senteces to form a coherent paragraph


Upper Key Stage 2 – Cycle 2

Year Group: 5/6



Expectation: Speaking and Listening

Expectation: Reading and Writing

Autumn 1 & 2


Classroom objects and commands

Revision of family

Revisit and extend explanation of negative sentences with high frequency verb avoir: j’ai / je n’ai pas de


Revisit indefinite determiner: un and une and the plural des (some)

Revisit position and agreement of adjectives

Revisit the use of determiner: J’amie le bleu

Revisit adjectives to describe family members: sympa, intelligent, amusant, sportif, beau

Revisit quantifiers: très, assez

Traditional tale: Le Petit Chaperon Rouge

Occupations: Il est vendeur

Pronunciation of grapheme eau, an, au, th

Use correct intonation when asking questions

Perform a class role play as part of a group, speaking in complete sentences where appropriate

Revisit describing someone using the third person verbs: il / elle s’appelle

Revisit third person high frequency verbs:

Avoir – il a, elle a

Etre – il est, elle est

Revisit agreement of adjectives

Understand that the determiner is not used when describing occupations: il est vendeur

Read and deduce meaning from a non-fiction text relating to a healthy breakfast; use a bilingual dictionary as appropriate

Write a short paragraph stating name, age, describing and giving opinion  of school uniform, adapting a model

Read a letter in French and answer true/false statements in French, relating to the content

Use knowledge of English to deduce meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary

Use a bilingual dictionary to write statements about the members of an imaginary family and their occupations

Spring 1 & 2

Revision of adjectives – positioning within sentences (links with previous learning of classroom and family)

Phrases for playing games

The home


Revisit: il y a

House and home: rooms of the house

Revisit prepositions: dans

Revisit stating where you live: J’habite à Wakefield

French alphabet

Adjectives to describe the ideal home

Prepositions: en bas, en haut

Revisit position and agreement of adjectives

Revisit gender and how the abbreviations indicate nouns and their gender in a bilingual dictionary

Revisit prepositions sur, sous

Appreciation of French literature: Liberté by the poet Paul Eluard

Pronounce the grapheme: on, an, é, è

Order statements as a recording is played

Follow a recording and near normal speed matching nouns to adjectives

Prepare and record a short radio advert for a rented property, attempting good intonation and accurate pronunciation

Begin to have simple, basic conversations


Write a description of an ideal home: Dans ma maison idéale il y a une grande cuisine, un joli jardin et une sale de bains de luxe. En haut il y a aussi…

Identify different text types from authentic French written extracts: letter, recipe, weather report, joke etc.

Identify key information from an advert for a house available to rent

Use a bilingual dictionary to support understanding of a poem

Identify features of a poem and the author’s intent

Write an addition verse of the poem, making use of a bilingual dictionary.

Summer 1 & 2

French holiday

Speech – having discussions

Applying the use of adjectives

Understand where French is spoken in the world

Extended project: plan a holiday to a French speaking country

Revisit position and agreement of adjectives

Revisit days, months and dates

Acommodation: un hotel, un appartement, un gîte, un camping

Revisit preposition: dans

Means of transport: en avion, en bateau, en train, en voiture

Adverbials: d’abord, plus tard

Places of interest: le muse, le château etc.

Revisit conjunctions et, aussi

Present information about an aspect of culture of the country studied during the project

Quiz to recap learning and revision activities to recall learning across the Key Stage

Sustain a conversation, re-visiting familiar themes: name, age, family, favourite colour, house using stalling techniques and correct intonation when asking questions

Revisit immediate future tense – aller + infinitive – in third person:

On va visiter

On va regarder

Revisit gender and its importance when learning nouns

Draft holiday plans in written form: On va aller au Maroc, On va partir le samedi 27 juillet pour une semaine.

On va aller en avion; on va prendre l’avion de Manchester à 10h 55

Write a short letter to book a holiday accommodation, adapting a model

Adapt a programme of activities as part of a holiday plan: Lundi, on va visiter le château et plus tard va visiter la plage.