French / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Reflecting

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Curriculum content descriptions

Reflect on aspects of own identity and language use, for example, by creating personal or group profiles or portfolios

[Key concepts: identity, community, bilingualism; Key processes: identifying, presenting, explaining]


  • creating a self-profile, using captioned photos, slide presentations, posters or concept maps to highlight key characteristics, relationships and ways of using language
  • preparing a class profile to exchange with French-speaking students, showing language backgrounds, interests and personalities represented in the class, and using captions and symbols such as flags, emoticons, and words from different languages
  • exploring the idea of stereotypes associated with languages and identities, discussing how groups of people tend to think about themselves and others, and how stereotypes affect attitudes and communication and can be inaccurate
  • comparing own ways of using language with those of peers, considering how family and community shape identity and communication, for example, using more than one language, celebrating or expressing feelings in various ways
  • considering whether learning and using French impacts on identity either in or out of the classroom
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

Personal identity,  French language,  Multilingualism

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