French / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Informing

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify key points of information in simple texts

[Key concepts: text, meaning, context; Key processes: decoding, guessing, making meaning]


  • recognising symbols, words and phrases of written French, for example, labels, titles and captions
  • listening for key words in stories, rhymes or songs, using intonation and visual cues such as gestures and facial expressions to assist understanding
  • shared reading of texts such as Big Book stories about familiar events or contexts (for example, Les amis de la ferme or Raconte et Chante), using pictures, intonation and contextual clues to predict meaning and identify key characters and events
  • making connections between information in written texts and images, for example, naming toys and games in toy catalogues such as Jouets pour les tout petits, selecting and listing items and prices
  • identifying key points in a range of spoken, written or digital texts by actions such as miming and drawing, or onscreen pointing, clicking or dragging (for interactive programs such as Petit Pont)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Themes (Texts),  French language

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