Home Page

Greenmount -

a Pathway to Success

Year Five

Autumn Term - A l'école (at school)

Phonics (for reading) is introduced in Year 4.  This is a new element of the curriculum for 2023-2024, therefore all year groups (4, 5 and 6) will be starting at the same point. 


Alphabet - focus on consonants c, g, j, q

a and an sounds


Revision of numbers 

Read numbers 1 - 1000 (written in words)

Revision of days of the week

School subjects

Expressing likes/dislikes - revision of j'aime, je n'aime pas, j'adore, je déteste

Mon sujet préféré est (my favourite subject is)

Time - 5 minute intervals 

Commence à (starts at)


Revision of extending sentences using the conjunction parce-que (because)

Using le to say which day of the week something occurs on e.g. Le lundi je fais les maths (On Monday I have maths)

Cultural Understanding Life in French schools
Expected OutcomesListening:

Recognise days of the week

Recognise school subjects

Recognise what time a lesson starts 


Say which subjects we have on which days on the week

Say what time a lesson begins 


Read numbers 1-1000 written in words

Read the days of the week

Read some school subjects 


Using word banks, write simple sentences saying which school subjects like/dislike 

Write a simple sentence to say at what time a lesson starts and who teaches it

Spring Term - First Half - Les Nationalités (nationalities)



e, é and è sounds


Names of countries, nationalities and languages 

J'habite au / en / aux (I live in)

Je suis britanique / anglais / anglaise (I am British / English)

Je parle l'anglais / le français (I speak English / French)


Agreement of nationality and speaker 

Introduction of additional conjunctions: donc (so), mais (but), et aussi (also)

Cultural Understanding Where is French spoken across the world ?
Expected OutcomesListening:

Recognise which country someone lives in 

Recognise their nationality

Recognise which language they speak


Say where they live, what nationality they are and what language they speak

Begin to use conjunctions donc (so), mais (but), et aussi (also) e.g. J'habite aux Etats Unis, mais je suis français.  Je parle l'anglais et aussi le français (I live in the USA but I'm French.  I speak English and also French.


Read the name of some countries, nationalities and languages 


Using word banks, write simple sentences saying where they live, what nationality they are and what languages they speak. 


Spring Term - Second Half - Le cirque (the circus)


i,. ien and in sounds


Name of common circus activities 




Present tense of the verb faire (to do) with all personal pronouns:

Je fais (I do)

Tu fais (you do)

Il fait (he does)

Elle fait (she does)

On fait (one does)

Nous faisons (we do)

Vous faites (you do)

Ils font (they do)

Elles font (they do)


Begin to understand the difference between tu and vous (singluar and plural) and ils and elles (ils - masculine goup; elles - feminine or mixed group)

Cultural Understanding None covered in this unit 
Expected OutcomesListening:

Recognise the names of some circus activities 

Recognise who is doing the activity 


Say who is doing a particular circus activity using the correct form of the verb faire


Read the names of some circus activities 

Read the personal pronouns

Begin to read the different forms of the verb faire


Using word banks, write simple sentences saying the activities different people do at the circus, using the correct form of the verb faire


Summer Term - La météo


o, open o, oi and ou sounds

u, un and y sounds 


Revisit and extend weather expressions 

Use past tense for those which use il fait e.g. il fait du soleil (it is sunny) becomes il faisait du soleil (it was sunny)

Revisit eight compass points


Understand when to use present and past tense 

Cultural Understanding 

Revisit the names of prominent French cities 

Watch a few examples of weather forecasts (La météo) from French TV as a stimulus for writing / filming own forecasts 

Research famous French historical figures (whilst filming of weather forecasts is taking place)

Expected OutcomesListening:

Recognise a variety of weather expressions

Recognise where / when that weather was 


Say what the weather is like in places by using the names of French cities or compass points e.g. au nord (in the north), au sud-est (in the south-east)

Begin to use the past tense with some weather expressions e.g. le mardi il faisait du vent (On Tuesday it was windy)


Read a variety of weather expressions

Read days of the week 

Read il fait and il faisait


Using word banks, write simple sentences saying what the weather is / was like in a particular place - build into a script for filming a weather forecast

Every lesson contains revision of previous learning