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Primary FRENCH - which scheme of work?

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by lisapa, May 22, 2017.

  1. lisapa

    lisapa New commenter

    Hi! I'm about to start a role teaching French from reception to year 6 and would like recommendations for a good course/scheme of work to follow. The school currently uses La Jolie Ronde - which looks OK - but as I don't know it - any thoughts would be welcome. Merci beaucoup!
     
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Personally I'm not a fan of any 'schemes'. They tend to be quite expensive and don't always deliver what non-specialists need. That was our experience when using the one you mentioned. Language specialists are able to adapt the material but non-specialists find this more difficult. Don't know if it still exists (now retired) but Early Start was always the best basic course and then the language books from Catherine Cheater and another resource the name of which escapes me at the moment.

    I've been in as a specialist training up people to deliver Primary MFL and I always found writing my own schemes, fitting in with the curriculum within the school by far the better way to go. Then 'buy in '/ make extra resources to fit that scheme.
    By the way the 'original' QCA Schemes produced were well designed if you can still find them. I always based my SoW on these, with much adaptation.
     
  3. bonxie

    bonxie Senior commenter

    Things you might find useful:
    • Good free scheme with lesson plans and resources for years 3 to 6
    http://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources-pr-fr-schemeofwork.htm

    • Appealing photos (with sound) for introducing the vocab for various topics to younger pupils:
    http://www.chillola.com/at/french starter page.html

    • Vocab for lots of topics. Listening, reading and spelling activities. 'Beginner' level for years 3 to 6. 'Intermediate' level for extension work. Good if used with headphones as pupils can work at their own paces.
    http://www.french-games.net

    • Photocopiable worksheets books 1, 2 and 3
    Developing French: Livre Un by Madeleine Bender
     
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  4. robertpokorny

    robertpokorny New commenter

  5. pimponella

    pimponella New commenter

    I've been in as a specialist training up people to deliver Primary MFL and I always found writing my own schemes, fitting in with the curriculum within the school by far the better way to go. Then 'buy in '/ make extra resources to fit that scheme.

    Hi, We are in the process of starting to write our own SOW and I was wondering if you could give us any good tips? examples? thank you
     
  6. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I've done this too and it's by far the best way to go, as the MFL is far more likely to get done if it fits in with the school's topics.
     
  7. Caity52

    Caity52 New commenter

    I have been using "les loustics" with primary aged classes, they love it - especially as there are occasional sticker pages in the workbooks. And as we are an international school, it is important to have a book which isn't two skewed by the other cultures around it. There are lots of songs, games, projects etc and not too much vocabulary at once.
     
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