Menu

To report a positive Covid Test Result for your child/ren to the school:

During the week please email attendance@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

During the weekend or school holidays please email testresults@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

You email will need to include information about the positive case you are reporting. You can download the form from here

Thank you.

School Logo
Language
Search

MFL

At St Thomas’ we choose to teach the children French as our Modern Foreign Language as this supports their transition into our local Secondary schools, who also teach French. We aim to foster the children's interest and enthusiasm for languages by providing them with the skills needed to communicate confidently in French. Through our teaching, we also endeavour to deepen the children's understanding of the culture in France.

 

This year we adopted the Language Angels scheme to ensure that knowledge, skills and vocabulary are taught in a progressive and structured manner. We also incorporate the interests of our children by giving them the opportunity to listen, speak, read and write in French through a range of topics including school, musical instruments, animals and food. During lessons, we use resources such as, video clips, stories, songs and games to create an authentic context for children to acquire and practise French. Throughout the week, the children also have the opportunity to practise what they have learned as teachers and staff will try to incorporate French through other subjects and activities where possible and appropriate.

 

 

Year 3

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Introduction to French:

  • Become familiar with basic cultural and geographical knowledge of France (e.g. tricolour, capital city, location within Europe).
  • Learn simple greetings and talking about our name, age and favourite colours. All of this will be done through a range of songs, rhymes, games and conversations to develop listening and understanding of the language
  • Recognise some familiar words in written form.

En Classe:

  • Recognise the names of 10 classroom objects familiar words in written form.
  • Listen attentively to classroom instructions and show understanding by responding to them.
  • Describe objects both orally and in writing

Les Animaux:

  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 10 animals
  • Begin to understand masculine, feminine and plural articles (un, une, des) Speak in full sentences using familiar vocabulary and basic language structures.

 

Les Jours, Les mois et les saisons:

  • Learn the names and the correct pronunciation of the months and seasons of the year, as well as the days of the week.
  • Say numbers to 1-31.

 

 

Petit Chaperon Rouge:

  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 8 body parts.
  • Listen to and appreciate familiar stories in French.
  • Explore the patterns and sounds of French through familiar stories and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

 

Les Fruits:

  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 10 fruits.
  • Engage in conversations by asking and answering questions, as well as expressing opinions.

 

 

Year 4

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Je Me présente:

  • Participate in a short conversation by asking and answering questions about our name, age, nationality and where we live.
  • Speak in full sentences using familiar vocabulary, phrases and language structures.
  • Write phrases from memory and adapt these to create new sentences.

En Famille:

  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 10 family members.
  • Describe the age and names of our family members both orally and in writing.
  • Begin to understand masculine, feminine and plural possessive adjectives (mon, ma and mes)

Les instruments:

  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 10 musical instruments.
  • Speak in full sentences using familiar vocabulary, phrases and language structures.
  • Gain a greater understanding of masculine, feminine and plurals (du, de la and des).

Je Peux:

  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 10 verbs.
  • Listen attentively and respond to spoken vocabulary.

Boucle D’or et Les Trois Ours:

  • Listen to and appreciate familiar stories in French.
  • Explore the patterns and sounds of French through familiar stories and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
  • Write phrases from memory and adapt these to create new sentences to express ideas clearly.

Les Glaces:

  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 10 ice cream flavours.
  • Begin to use the conditional tense in French.
  • Use familiar vocabulary, phrases and language structures to ask and answer questions in French.

 

 

Year 5

Autumn

Spring

Summer

As-Tu Un Animal?:

  • Participate in a short conversation by asking and answering questions about which pets we have and what their names are.
  • Begin using conjunctions such as 'et' and 'mais' to extend sentences.
  • Speak in full sentences using familiar vocabulary, phrases and language structures.
  • Write phrases from memory and adapt these to create new sentences.

Quelle Est La Date Aujourd'hui?:

  • Recap the names and pronunciation of the months of the year in French.
  • Correctly say the date in French.
  • Participate in short conversation by asking and answering questions about the date of their birthday.
  • Cultural Link: Explore how Christmas is celebrated in France. Which days are particularly significant over their festive period?

 

 

 

Chez Moi:

  • Learn the names of different types of housing as well as their location (e.g. town, countryside, city, by the sea).
  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 10 rooms within a house.
  • Begin to understand the positive and negative form of French verbs through the use of 'il y a' and 'il n'y a pas de'. 
  • Use familiar words and phrases to begin to describe where they live and what rooms are in their home.

Au Cafe:

  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 6 different foods and drinks in French.
  • Learn the conversational language used when ordering food in French.
  •  Write phrases from memory and adapt these to create new sentences in order to write a menu in French.

 

Les Jeux Olympiques:

  • Explore the differences between the Modern and Ancient Olympic Games.
  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 10 Olympic Sports (mix of Ancient and Modern).
  • Begin to explore the different conjugations of the verb 'faire'.
  • Participate in short conversation by asking and answering questions about the different sports they do or don't participate in.

Quel Temps Fait-Il?:

  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 9 different types of weather in French.
  • Learn the cardinal directions in French.
  •  Write phrases from memory and adapt these to create new sentences in order to write a weather forecast French.
  • Use familiar words and phrases to present a weather forecast in French.

 

 

Year 6

Autumn

Spring

Summer

 

Les Vetements:

  • Throughout this topic, children will learn the names of 21 items of clothing.
  • Speak in full sentences using familiar vocabulary, phrases and language structures to describe what they are wearing.
  • Begin to use 'mon', 'ma' and 'mes' accurately.
  • Order adjectives and nouns correctly when describing items of clothing.
  • Write phrases from memory and adapt these to create new sentences.

A L'Ecole:

  • Begin to explore the different conjugations of the verb 'etudier'.
  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 10 school subjects in French.
  • Correctly say the time in French.
  • Participate in a short conversation by asking and answering questions about which school subjects they enjoy. Children will also begin to give a reason for their opinion.

 

 

Les Verbes Reguliers:

  • Introduce French personal pronouns (je, tu, vous, elle,il, nous, ils, elles).
  • Begin to understand verbs stems and endings.
  • Correctly conjugate some verbs ending in -er.
  • Correctly conjugate some verbs ending in -ir.
  • Correctly conjugate some verbs ending in -re.

Le Week-end:

  • Recap telling the time in French.
  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 10 weekend activities in French.
  • Introduce some connectives to children in French.
  • Children to begin to give a simple reason for their opinion.

 

 

Les Habitats:

  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 5 common habitats and some examples of animals and plants which can be found in them.
  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 5 essential elements that plants and animals need to survive.
  • I can tell someone key facts about a certain habitat and the plants/animals that can be found there.
  • Recap conjugating -er, -ir and -re verbs.

Manger et Bouger:

  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 10 healthy foods and drinks in French.
  • Learn the names and correct pronunciation of 10 unhealthy foods and drinks in French..
  • Begin using de la, du, de l' and des 
  • Children to use the vocabulary they have learnt to read and follow a healthy recipe in French.

 

 

Top