LKS2 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

 Lower Key Stage 2 – Cycle 1 

Year Group: 3/4

Content

Grammar

Expectation: Speaking and Listening

Expectation: Reading and Writing

Autumn 1 & 2

 

Numbers 1-20

Colours

Introducing yourself

Classroom instructions

Introduction to key verb avoir used with age: J’ai sept ans.

J’ai – I have

Tu as – You have

Know how to pronounce the grapheme – oi, eu

Introduction to the phrase ça va?

Introduction to key verb être

Introduction to the concept of gender, recognising masculine and feminine nouns

Recite a short rhyme with accurate pronunciation

Present a short dialogue with greeting, asking and answering name and age

Ask and answer a question

Imitate pronunciation

Respond with a single word or short phrase

Know how to pronounce the grapheme – oi, eu

 

Record short dialogue in writing following a model

Record short sentences using the verb être

Use a range of adjectives to give description with correct pronunciation

Write a short introductory sentence

Spring 1 & 2

Fruit

Food/drink – explore healthy eating items when describing foods that are good/bad for health

Likes/Dislikes

Family – asking and answering questions

Revisit colours and the plural of the verb être

Revisit numbers through French songs

Revisit the concept of gender linked to food items:

Le – masculine

La – feminine

Les – plural

Plural forms of nouns

Use of the determiner in French: J’amie le chocolat’.

Le chocolat, c’est bon pour la santé?

Revisit the grapheme oi

Pronunciation rule for not pronouncing the final consonant

Revisit the use of determiner and gender

Introduce possessive pronoun: mon, ma

Introduction to the third person pronoun: il, elle

Introduction to negative sentences: Je n’ai pas de

Introduction to plural nouns and irregular plurals – oiseaux, souris

Know how to pronounce the grapheme – oi, eu

Know that the final consonant is rarely pronounced in French

Introduction to the graphemes ou, in

Ask and answer questions about family members

Participate in role play, introducing family members and stating names and ages

Re

Summer 1 & 2

Weather

Recap: classroom instructions (refer to Autumn)*

Revisit third person pronoun: il, elle

Revisit the concept of gender linked to the weather:

Le – masculine

La – feminine

Les – plural

Weather nouns and determiners: le soleil – the sun

le vent – the wind

la neige – the snow

etc.

Phrases to describe the weather:

il fait chaud – it’s hot out

il fait frais – it’s cool out

il pleut – it’s raining

il neige – it’s snowing

etc.

Present information about the weather in French using learned vocabulary: En julliet il fait très chaud

Ask and answer questions about the weather

Say simple sentences to describe the weather

 

Write sentences to describe the weathercord short phrases, stating which foods are good or bad for health, using the correct determiner and correct form of the verb être

Join in reading repeated phrases from a story book

Take notes to prepare a role play

Write the scene from an airport role play with correct possessive pronoun and correct verb

 

 Lower Key Stage 2 – Cycle 2

Year Group: 3/4

Content

Grammar

Expectation: Speaking and Listening

Expectation: Reading and Writing

Autumn 1 & 2

 

Body Parts

Greetings and communication

Using adjectives linked to the text ‘Grand Monstre Vert’

French Nativity

Revist the grapheme – oi, eu

Introduction to the phrase ça va?

Introduction to adjectives, position and agreement

Revisit high frequency verbs avoir and être

Revisit plural nouns and the third person pronoun: il, elle

Use quantifiers: assez, très

Know how to pronounce the grapheme – oi, eu

Know how to pronounce 6 vowel sounds through the introduction of vocabulary and through songs

Say simple sentences to describe the monster.

 

Write sentences to describe the monster following a model:

Le monstre a cinq jambs et deux yeux bleus.

Le monstre a un petit nez vert.

Le monstre est très grand.

 

Spring 1 & 2

Clothes

Months of the year/days of the week

Ways of travelling

Days of the week: lundi, mardi mecredi etc.

Months of the year: janvier, février, mars etc.

Numbers to 30

Revisit quantifiers: un peu, très, assez

Revisit the concept of gender linked to travel and clothing:

Le – masculine

La – feminine

Les – plural

Positive and negative verb form j’ai / je n’ai pas and relate to J’amie / je n’amie pas

Know how to pronounce the letter i

Be able to say simple sentences to describe the weather

 

Re-read and be able to place in correct order jumbled up sentences from the story book

Copy and learn key vocabulary

Write sentences to describe the weather following a model

Summer 1 & 2

Leisure and holidays

Animals

Use an opinion in front of an infinite verb

Revisit numbers to 30

Conjunctions – et, mais

Revisit quantifiers: un peu, très, assez

Basic adverbial at the start of the sentence: Normalment,

Revisit positive and negative verb form j’ai / je n’ai pas and relate to J’amie / je n’amie pas

Revisit colours and position of adjectives: un short rouge

Points of the compass

Packing a suitcase for holidays

Revisit gender and agreement of adjectives when describing zoo animals

Revisit third person pronoun: il, elle

Revisit quantifiers: très, assez

Revisit high frequency verb être

State simple sentences (positive and negative) joining clauses with a conjunction to provide information about hobbies.

Participate in a survey about leisure activities, answering in a complete sentence

Pronounce graphemes on and eau accurately

Present information about the climate in French re-using previously learned vocabulary: En julliet il fait très chaud

Know how to pronounce 6 vowel sounds through the introduction of vocabulary and through songs

Simple sentences to describe an animal

 

Write sentences to describe hobbies

Deduce meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary

Write sentences to describe the climate in France

Recognise masculine and feminine adjectives

Read short sentences with accurate pronunciation when describing animals.