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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

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Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 French page. Here both students and parents will be able to see the Learning Objectives for the term and find an array of resources to enhance learning.


Autumn Term 2021 : Je me présente (Introducing myself)

We should understand that we all have different faiths, traditions ,celebrations and speak different languages. In this unit of work, we will learn how to spell and pronounce French names from many of the Francophone countries. We will use or prior knowledge of phonemes to decode new language and work hard on our French pronunciation.’



By the end of this French unit, students should be able to:

  • Sing and say the alphabet in French.
  • Spell their name in French.
  • Think about mouth shape and tongue position when pronouncing new phonemes: CH   OU   ON   OI   I   IN   IQUE   ILLE
  • Count to 40 in French.
  • Ask somebody their name and age.
  • Say hello and goodbye.
  • Ask how somebody else is feeling and answer in return with feelings.
  • Ask somebody where they live.
  • Say where they live.
  • Say if they are French or English (nationality), starting to understand what gender and agreement mean in French.


At the end of every French lesson, students will be given a small piece of paper to take home. This will contain all the key language/vocabulary covered in that lesson. Please, if you can, go through the new vocabulary and encourage them to practice it. When learning a new language, it is very important to re-visit new words regularly. The Year 4 teachers will also be reminding the classes of the new vocabulary throughout the week. The focus should be on the spoken word.

Finally, if your child enjoys playing computer games, we have subscribed to the Language Angels homeschool site. This allows access to a fabulous resource where everyone can re-cap on new language by playing games and listening to songs. I will go through how to access this with each class next week but in the meantime, here is the link:


Login: Greatm4005

Password: lahome (all lower case)

Any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me on:



Madame Hemsworth