French / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Socialising

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Curriculum content descriptions

Interact using descriptive and expressive language to share ideas, relate experiences and express feelings such as concern or sympathy

[Key concepts: communication, exchange, interests; Key processes: expressing, comparing, socialising]


  • interacting via different modes of communication to exchange personal information and opinions, express views, agree or disagree, for example, Excuse-moi, Sophie, mais…à mon avis, je pense que…bien sûr…, d’accord…, au contraire…
  • using communication strategies such as active listening skills, turn-taking cues, and requests for clarification or more detail to support the exchange of ideas and information, for example, Ah oui? c’est vrai? c’est intéressant…dis-moi…
  • comparing routines, interests and favourite activities, using language associated with time, sequence and location, for example, J’arrive à l’école à 8h 30; le samedi je fais du cheval; le soir, je fais les devoirs et je joue aux jeux vidéos
  • identifying and describing key friends or family members, using simple descriptive and expressive language, for example, C’est mon frère — il est sympa! C’est ma tante Lilianne — je l’adore! C’est mon grand-père — il est très vieux
  • apologising and expressing concern or sympathy to friends and family members, for example, Pardon, excuse-moi; je suis désolé; fais bien attention! mon pauvre ami…
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

Emotions,  French language

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