Junior School

Educating the Whole Child


At Anton Junior School our French aims: (using the Language Angels Scheme of work and resources)


  • To enable all pupils to access the 4 key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • To enable pupils to develop their knowledge and use of the masculine/feminine (definite/indefinite article).
  • To develop and discover an appreciation of a range of writing in French.
  • To teach pupils to understand and respond to spoken and written language from a range of French sources.
  • To prompt pupils to respond in French, both aurally and within written tasks to develop their confidence and accuracy.
  • To foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of France and French speaking countries.

To assess pupils understanding and in speaking, listening and reading development within French and to develop pupils understand of self-assessment of skills 

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Communicate with others using simple

words and short phrases covered in the units e.g hello, how are you?


Communicate with others with improved confidence and accuracy. Learn to ask and answer questions based on the language covered in the units and incorporate a

 negative reply if and when required.


Communicate on a wider range of topics

and themes. Remember and recall a range

of vocabulary with increased knowledge,

confidence and spontaneity.


Learn to recall previously learnt language

and recycle / incorporate it with new

language with increased speed and

spontaneity. Engage in short conversations

on familiar topics, responding with

opinions and justifications where


Listen to and enjoy short stories, nursery

rhymes & songs. Recognise familiar words

and short phrases covered in the units


Learn to listen to longer passages and

understand more of what we hear by

picking out key words and phrases covered

in current and previous units.



Listen more attentively and for longer.

Understand more of what we hear even

when some of the language may be

unfamiliar by using the decoding skills we

have developed.

listen to longer text and more authentic

foreign language material. Learn to pick

out cognates and familiar words and learn

to 'gist listen' even when hearing language

that has not been taught or covered.

Read familiar words and short phrases

accurately by applying knowledge from

'Phonics Lesson 1'. Understand the

meaning in English of short words I read in

the foreign language.


Read aloud short pieces of text applying

knowledge learnt from 'Phonics Lessons 1

& 2'. Understand most of what we read in

the foreign language when it is based on

familiar language.


Understand longer passages in the foreign

language and start to decode meaning of

unknown words using cognates and

context. Increase our knowledge of

phonemes and letter strings using

knowledge learnt from 'Phonics Lessons 1

to 3'.


Be able to tackle unknown language with

increased accuracy by applying knowledge

learnt from 'Phonics Lessons 1 to 4'

including awareness of accents, silent

letters etc. Decode unknown language

using bilingual dictionaries

Write familiar words & short phrases using

a model or vocabulary list. EG: 'I play the

piano'. 'I like apples'.


Write some short phrases based on

familiar topics and begin to use

connectives/conjunctions and the negative

form where appropriate. EG: My name,

where I live and my age.


Write a paragraph using familiar language

incorporating connectives/conjunctions, a

negative response and adjectival

agreement where required. Learn to

manipulate the language and be able to

substitute words for suitable alternatives.

EG: My name, my age, where I live, a pet I

have, a pet I don't have and my pet's



Write a piece of text using language from a

variety of units covered and learn to adapt

any models provided to show solid

understanding of any grammar covered.

Also start to incorporate conjugated verbs

and learn to be comfortable using

connectives/conjunctions, adjectives and

possessive adjectives. EG: A presentation

or description of a typical school day

including subjects, time and opinions.

Start to understand the concept of noun

gender and the use of articles. Use the first

person singular version of high frequency

verbs. EG: 'I like…' 'I play…' 'I am called…'


Better understand the concept of gender

and which articles to use for meaning (EG:

'the', 'a' or 'some'). Introduce simple

adjectival agreement (EG: adjectival

agreement when describing nationality),

the negative form and possessive

adjectives. EG: 'In my pencil case I have…'

or 'In my pencil case I do not have...'


Revision of gender and nouns and learn to

use and recognise the terminology of

articles (EG: definite, indefinite and

partitive). Understand better the rules of

adjectival agreement and possessive

adjectives. Start to explore full verb

conjugation (EG: 'I wear...', 'he/she

wears...' and also be able to describe

clothes in terms of colour EG: 'My blue



Consolidate our understanding of gender

and nouns, use of the negative, adjectival

agreement and possessive adjectives (EG:

which subjects I like at school and also

which subjects I do not like). Become

familiar with a wider range of

connectives/conjunctions and more

confident with full verb conjugation ‐ both

regular and irregular. EG: 'to go', 'to do',

'to have' and 'to be'.