In year 3, children will begin to learn basic conversational language. They will learn how to meet and greet one another, talk about the weather, clothes, how old they are, what they like and dislike and saying where they live. They will find out about a village in France and learn about places in a town or village. They will read stories, watch videos and sing songs in French.
In Year 4, children will continue to learn and use numbers up to 31. They will about birthdays, months of the year and days of the week. They will learn how to talk about their family members and their hobbies. Children will name things and rooms in their homes. They will also learn about the countries of the world, different types of transport and holidays. They will continue to listen to and read stories and sing along to songs in French.
In Year 5, children will learn about their town. They will be able to say things they can do in the city and describe the positions of these things. They will also learn the French alphabet and understand how you add adjectives to a noun in French. The will be able to identify fruit and vegetables and discuss which foods and recipes they like or dislike. They will continue to listen to and read stories and sing along to songs in French. Children will also start writing to their French pen pals which they will have the opportunity to meet in Year 6.
In Year 6, children will learn about sports and exercise and be able to be to express their own opinions about them. They will learn more about the weather and the seasons. They will be able to describe their daily routine. Children will learn about French money and how to order food in a café or a shop. Towards the end of Year 6, children will have the opportunity to visit with their French pen pals they started writing to in Year 5.