St Mary's Infant - Middle Site - French - Progress Report
CLUB: ST MARY’S MIDDLE SCHOOL FRENCH
TEACHER: JANE EVANS
TERM: AUTUMN 2017
PRESENTATION: 28TH November 2017, 4 pm
Our aim is to ensure children understand and learn to love the culture of France and to gain good listening and speaking skills which will hold them in good stead for the rest of their life. We use lively role play, games, bingos, songs and activities to make French culture both enjoyable and memorable. It is a pleasure to teach your children and I hope they enjoy the sessions as much as I do. If you have specific questions, please see me after the club or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPICS COVERED THIS TERM
New children have settled into the routine very well . They can say ‘Bonjour’ (hello), can greet with “Comment ça va?” (How are you?) and then answer “ ça va bien” (I am fine), “ ça va mal” (I am not good), “ ça va comme ci, comme ça” (I am ok). They understand “Comment t’appelles-tu?” (What’s your name?) and “Quel âge as-tu?” (How old are you?) and respond “je m'appelle ….” (my name is ….) and “j’ai .. ans” (I’m.. years old). They have counted up to 10, learnt the colours of the French flag – bleu(blue), blanc (white), rouge (red)- and are familiar with orange, jaune (yellow), vert (green), rose(pink), violet (purple). They have learnt a little about France, Paris and the Eiffel Tower, Avignon and its famous bridge and the Euro currency.
We started the term with a general WARM-UP session after the summer holidays, playing our favourite games to revise familiar themes such as numbers, colours, greetings, family, body, animals, food and drink etc. We had fun making ‘une salière’ (a ‘chatterbox’) and then using it to practice naming an object, a colour, counting or singing a song with our friends and families.
We have since concentrated on DIRECTIONS (à droite - right and à gauche- left) and PREPOSITIONS (sur – on; sous – under; devant – in front; derrière – behind; en avant – forwards; en arrière – backwards), learning some great clapping and action songs to help us remember the new vocabulary while usefully revising face and body parts. We loved drawing funny faces blindfolded, trying to work out where to place the different features, especially those with a left and right version – l’oeil droit – the right eye, l’oeil gauche – the left eye, l’oreille droite – the right ear, l’oreille gauche – the left ear. We sing the songs at different speeds – lentement (slowly), vite (quickly), encore plus vite (even faster!) We have had some great aerobic sessions too!
ADDITIONAL VOCABULARY: la chaise (chair), la maison (house), l’arbre (tree), le soleil (sun)
SONGS: Tiens Voilà main droite (CD song no.31)
Sur sous devant derrière (CD song no.45)
Le Petit Train
We started to learn about the different types of WEATHER – le temps – through miming, singing and playing Loto.
Quel temps fait-il? (What’s the weather like?) Il pleut (it’s raining) ; il fait du vent (it’s windy) ; il fait beau (it’s nice weather) ; il fait du soleil (it’s sunny) ; il fait froid (it’s cold) ; il fait chaud (it’s hot) ; il fait gris (it’s grey) ; il fait de l’orage (it’s stormy)
SONG : Quel temps fait-il ? (CD song no 40)
FOR THE REST OF THE TERM WE WILL COVER:
Finishing the Weather topic, winter and Christmas preparations.
L’hiver – winter, il neige – it’s snowing, Une boule de neige – snowball, le bonnet – hat , les gants – gloves, l’écharpe – scarf. , Noël – Christmas, Papa Noël – Father Christmas, le sapin de Noël – Christmas tree, les cadeaux – presents, un bonhomme de neige - snowman
SONGS – La pluie tombe (CD no 39), Petit Papa Noël (no 51), Mon beau sapin (no 52) Vive le vent (no 53)
ALL TERM DATES, REPORTS AND PRESENTATION DATES ARE ON THE WEBSITE www.childrensclubs.com. Please remember that we expect half a term’s notice if you are not continuing. We look forward to seeing you next term to continue your journey in French.