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French / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Translating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Translate simple French words, phrases and gestures for family and friends, noticing how they may have similar or different meanings in English or other known languages

[Key concepts: language, vocabulary, meaning; Key processes: demonstrating, explaining, comparing]


  • recognising that every language has its own words, sounds and gestures to make meaning, and using French and/or English to name familiar objects and conduct simple conversations, translating when necessary to help others understand
  • sharing and interpreting simple expressions and songs with friends and family, for example, showing them how to sing Joyeux anniversaire or explaining how to use appropriate greetings for different times or occasions, such as Salut, Bonsoir or Bonne fête
  • demonstrating and explaining hand gestures, intonation patterns or facial expressions that accompany language or stand alone, for example, shrugs or exclamations such as Bof! Mais non! Ouf! Oh là là!
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Translation (Language),  French language,  Gestures,  Phrases (Grammar)

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