Grade 1 French Immersion | My Child in School | Manitoba Education
MY CHILD IN SCHOOL – Informed Parent, Involved Parent


What your child is learning

In Grade 1, your child learns to

  • understand the general idea of French with the help of actions, pictures, and his or her personal experience
    • when he or she listens to French
    • when he or she sees and hears French written down or read aloud
  • understand and follow directions in French
  • use actions, drawings, words and simple sentences to communicate his or her ideas about what he or she has seen and heard in French
  • recognize that there are different reasons for writing things down
  • communicate ideas and information in French
    • by correctly using words for classroom routines and themes when speaking,
    • by repeating and using simple sentences correctly,
    • by using words learned in class and sentences based on a model sentence,
    • by using word lists, checking word order and space between letters and asking for help when he or she writes down ideas

To find out more about what your child is learning, talk to the teacher. You may also refer to the Manitoba Curriculum Framework document (in French only).

How your child is assessed

Your child’s progress in Français will be reported in three areas and may address the following questions:

  • Comprehension (Reading, Listening, Viewing)
    Does your child understand the general idea of a short piece of writing with pictures that has been read out loud?
    Does your child use actions, drawings and words to respond to a short piece of writing with pictures that has been read out loud?
    How well does your child follow simple directions?
  • Communication (Writing, Speaking, Representing)
    Does your child communicate using familiar words about school routine?
    Does your child participate in activities to learn words for a particular theme?
    Does your child express ideas in writing using a model sentence?
  • Critical Thinking
    Does your child make connections between what is being learned and previous knowledge and experiences?

The teacher will report on your child’s progress three times a year. The information from each report helps you to support your child’s learning. You can use it to talk with your child and your child’s teacher about results, strengths, challenges and what your child will be doing next.


A Guide to French Immersion Schools in Manitoba

French for Life: Information about the importance of bilingualism in today’s world and what you can do to help your child

Canadian Parents for French: A national network of volunteers dedicated to promoting and supporting French-second-language learning opportunities for young Canadians

Canadian Parents for French Manitoba:  Links to activities and resources for learning French

French-language television network

National Film Board (NFB) – Education

Saint Boniface Public Library (La Bibliothèque de Saint-Boniface)

Festival du Voyageur

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you mean by "viewing" and "representing"?

How can I help my child (even if I don’t speak French)?