Free scheme of work & resources for teaching French to Year 6 (or any class in their 4th year of learning French)

Most of the resources here have been made and shared across the internet by teachers and members of the Talkabout Primary Languages siteand the Hampshire MFL team, gathered together here to save KS2 classteachers time. Thank you to everyone & if you would like to add your resources/links as well please do so by joining this wikispace.

Simplified versions of QCA Units 19-24 will eventually be arranged as pages in the menu to your left; each unit further sub-divided into 5 or 6 lessons. A 'lesson' is likely to last at least a week with one main session & some follow-up activities. Please take your time & do not feel tempted to rush children; better to do the activities thoroughly & only get through one or two this year, than rush through them all.

Frankly, if you are following the KS2 Framework you will have realised the pace of these units is often TOO FAST and you can easily spend an entire term on each unit - probably achieving better results and with happier students & teachers.

Some units will appeal to you more than others - so just do the ones you want to or pick out the bits you would like to do and don't feel guilty! Good language teaching at Key stage 1 & 2 is not about how much language you cover, but about how much the children really understand and remember. Year 6 is the crucial year before transition to KS3 - so ensure you cover the key structures agreed in an end-of-year 6 agreement with your local secondary school. Here is the Hampshire example:

While working at sentence & text level do still remember to play games, use songs & 'real' books, and teach children to love language: approach languages as a 'word detective' - hunting for clues as to meaning and constantly comparing & contrasting with English. Play with words as a poet doeand encourage children to have a go and join in. Make sure you remind children of the main graphemes/phonemes, use lots of cds or IWB resources including online ones with inbuilt sound to make your job easier as a teacher but also to give the children a variety of voices to listen to.