French / Year 3 and 4 / Communicating / Translating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Create bilingual versions of texts such as picture dictionaries, action games or captions for images

[Key concepts: translation, meaning; Key processes: selecting, code-mixing, explaining]


  • participating in Circle Time sessions, helping each other to use as many French words and expressions as possible
  • creating bilingual picture dictionaries, using colour-coded captions to identify words that are identical, similar or different
  • creating captions for images in simple bilingual storybooks modelled on texts such as Oops and Ohlala (A la plage, Vive l’école!)
  • alternating between French and English versions of games such as Un…deux...trois…soleil and What time is it, Mister Wolf? or Caillou, papier, ciseaux and Rock, paper, scissors
  • creating bilingual texts for the classroom or school community (for example, posters, library displays or online newsletter items), and discussing how to represent meaning in different languages for different audiences
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

Bilingual texts,  French language,  Picture dictionaries,  Captions (Illustration)

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