Thames Ditton Infant - French - Progress Report
CLUB THAMES DITTON INFANTS FRENCH
TEACHERS JANE EVANS (Year 2)
CAROLINE MEARES (Reception and Year 1)
TERM SUMMER 2018
Our aim is to ensure children understand and learn to love the culture of France and to gain good
listening and speaking skills. 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 we hope they enjoy the lessons as much as we do. If you
have specific questions, please see us after the club or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPICS COVERED FIRST HALF TERM – RECEPTION AND YEAR 1 – CAROLINE’S
GROUP: Body, Face and Clothes
Le Corps et le visage
We started off the half term learning the parts of the body - le corps. We learnt la tête (head), les
épaules (shoulders), les bras (arms), les mains (hands), le ventre (stomach), les jambes (legs), les
genoux (knees) and les pieds (feet).
We then moved on to le visage – the face. This covered les yeux (eyes), les oreilles (ears), la
bouche (mouth), le nez (nose) and les cheveux (hair).
We used several fun games to learn the words including Jacques a dit (Simon says), Pictionary
and Lotto. We also sang ‘la tete, les épaules, les jambes et les pieds (heads, shoulders, knees and
We ended the half term by learning ‘les vetements’ (clothes). We learnt la chemise (shirt), la
jupe (skirt), la robe (dress), un pull (jumper), le pantalon (trousers), le short (short), le t-shirt, les
chaussures (shoes) and les chaussettes (socks).
FOR THE REST OF THE TERM WE WILL COVER (Reception/Year 1)
After half term we will be learning about les animaux – animals.
We will start off with pets and will learn le chien (dog), le chat (cat), hamster (hamster), le
cochon d’inde (guinea pig), le poisson (fish), le souris (mouse) and le lapin (rabbit).
Then we will move on to La Ferme (the farm) and will learn – le cochon (pig), le mouton (sheep),
la poule (chicken), le canard (duck), le cheval (horse), le fermier (farmer).
We will finish the term by learning about La mer/l’océan – the sea/ocean – and will learn le
poisson (fish), le requin (shark), la baleine (whale), la sirène (mermaid).
We will also continue to review and build on the topics covered this term.
Songs : Le vieux Jo, Dans l’océan and Au fond de la jungle
TOPICS COVERED FIRST HALF TERM – YEAR 2 – JANE’S GROUP
Le Poisson d’avril ; Body; Face; Going to the Doctor’s; Revision of familiar topics
We started the term by celebrating ‘le poisson d’avril’, literally ‘the April Fish’, the French equivalent
of April Fool’s Day. The aim is to stick a picture of a fish (le poisson) on someone’s back without
them noticing and then, when successful, declaring them ‘le poisson d’avril!’ The children always love
celebrating this tradition. We combined this with a general warm-up session after the Easter holidays,
playing our favourite games to revise familiar topics such as animals, colours, actions, food and drink
and singing familiar French songs. The children have counted up to 30.
VOCAB: Le poisson – fish Le dos – back C’est rigolo! It’s funny! Dix -10, Vingt- 20, Vingt-et-un -
21, Trente -30
We continued with the Body and Face. This term the children have been learning or revising the body
and face so that they can describe their ailments when going to the Doctor’s. We had some fun active
games, incorporating different actions to exercise different parts of the body. We played memory
games, lotto, did a jigsaw puzzle, constructed a face as part of a team game, insisting on the correct
vocabulary to earn a point for their team. The children loved learning some new action songs.
SONGS: la tête, les épaules, les genoux, les doigts de pied (heads, shoulders, knees and toes) (p22)
Chez le docteur (p.11 of French Club Songs cd booklet)
VOCAB: les yeux – eyes, le nez – nose, la bouche – mouth, les oreilles – ears, le pied – foot, la main –
hand, le ventre – tummy, le bras – arm, la jambe – leg, les cheveux – hair, le cil – eyelash, les sourcils
– eyebrows, le cou – neck. Qu’est-ce que tu as, aujourd’hui? What’s wrong with you today? Aie! Ouch
J’ai mal…à la tête (I’ve got…a headache)…à la gorge (a sore throat)…aux dents (toothache)…au
ventre (tummy ache), ..au dos (back ache)…au pied (my foot hurts)
Rentre chez toi et va au lit! Go home and go to bed!
Ouvrez! Open! Fermez! Close! Levez! Lift! Baissez! Lower!
FOR THE REST OF THE TERM YEAR 2 WILL COVER
A Summer Celebration - sports, Father’s Day, On Holiday, The Ocean, Music Festival and Bastille
Day. We will continue to review and build on the topics covered this term.
Vocab: La natation – swimming, la piscine – swimming pool, le cyclisme – cycling, l’athlétisme –
athletics, l’équitation – horse riding, la voile – sailing, le football, le tennis
Bonne fête Papa! Happy Father’s Day! La carte – card, le cadeau – present, merci – thank you
La plage – beach, la mer – sea, la glace – ice cream, le seau et la paille – bucket and spade, la valise –
suitcase, le soleil – sun, les lunettes de soleil – sunglasses, la crème solaire – suncream, la casquette –
sunhat, le château de sable – sandcastle, la serviette – towel, le maillot de bain – swimming costume
Le poisson – fish, le requin – shark, la baleine – whale, la sirène – mermaid, le crabe – crab
La Fête de la Musique – Music Festival, la batterie – drums, la trompette – trumpet, le violon – violin
Le quatorze juillet – 14 th July (Bastille Day), les feux d’artifice – fireworks
Songs : Si tu aimes ton papa, A quelle heure part le train ? (p.31) Dans l’océan (p19), Nous formons
une équipe (p30), Dans mon pays (p28) La Marseilleise.
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 lifelong journey in French.
TEACHERS CAROLINE MEARES (Reception) and PALOMA CRESPO (Y1 and Y2)
TERM SUMMER 2018
Learning a language is a lifelong commitment.
Our aim is to ensure children understand and learn to love the Spanish language and to gain good listening and
speaking skills. We use lively role play, games, bingos, songs and activities to make the Spanish culture both
enjoyable and memorable.
It is a pleasure to teach your children and I hope they enjoy as much as we do. If you have specific questions,
please see me after the club or send an email to email@example.com
TOPICS COVERED THIS TERM – Reception
We have practiced the greetings “hola,¿ Cómo estás? (Hello, how are you? ), and they would answer “Muy
bien gracias, y tú?” (I am very well thank you, and you?).
We have also continued to learn Los números (numbers) 1 to 20 , “Los colores” (the colours ) azul (blue),
rojo (red), amarillo (yellow), verde (green), naranja (orange), blanco (white), negro (black), marrón (brown), gris
(grey), rosa (pink).
We started the term by revising body and face parts and singing “Cabeza, hombros, piernas, pies” (heads,
shoulders, knees and toes).
We then moved on to clothes (la ropa) and learnt la falda (skirt), el vestido (dress), los pantalones (trousers),
pantalones cortos (shorts), camisa (shirt), camiseta (t-shirt), calcetines (socks), zapatos (shoes), abrigo (coat),
jersey (jumper) and sombrero (hat).
Cabeza, hombros, piernas, pies (heads, shoulders, knees and toes)
Tres pececitos (3 little fish) En Vacaciones (On Holidays
FOR THE REST OF THE TERM WE WILL COVER
After half term we will look at “las vacaciones” (holidays). We will learn “ el helado” (ice cream) and the various
flavours, “La maleta (suitcase)”, “las gafas de sol (sunglasses)”, “el bañador (swimsuit)”, “la toalla (towel)”, “las
sandalias (sandals)”, “la camiseta (t-shirt)”, “el sombrero (hat)”. We will also learn the weather “hace sol” (it’s
sunny), hace calor (it’s hot), hace frío (it’s cold), hace viento (it’s windy) and hace buen tiempo (it’s fine).
We will also make a card for “Día del padre” (Father’s Day).
TOPICS COVERED THIS TERM – Year 1 and 2
We started the term practicing the traditional greetings “hola,¿ Cómo estás? (Hello, how are you? ), and they
would answer “Muy bien gracias, y tú?” (I am very well thank you, and you?).
We reviewed Los números (numbers) 1 to 20 , “Los colores” (the colours ) azul (blue), rojo (red), amarillo
(yellow), verde (green), naranja (orange), blanco (white), negro (black), marrón (brown), gris (grey), rosa (pink).
We learned how to prepare a sandwich “Bocadillo” with pan (bread), lechuga (lettuce), queso (cheese), tomate
(tomato) and jamón (ham).We used the expressions “Me gusta”, “No me gusta” (I like, I do not like) to make
sentences using the vocabulary that we have learned. “Me gusta el queso (I like cheese), No me gusta la
lechuga ( I do not like lettuce)” and “Tengo hambre” (I am hungry), “Quiero un bocadillo ” ( I want a sandwich).
We have learned “Los días de la semana” (The days of the week) “ lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes,
sábado y domingo”. We will carry on practicing them with the song “Los dias de la semana”
El bocadillo (the sandwich) Los días de la Semana ( The days of the week)
Tres pececitos (3 little fish) En Vacaciones (On Holidays)
FOR THE REST OF THE TERM WE WILL COVER
We will cover as well “Las vacaciones” ( The holidays) using the vocabulary “La maleta (suitcase)”, “las gafas
de sol (sunglasses)”, “el bañador (swimsuit)”, “la toalla (towel)”, “las sandalias (sandals)”, “la camiseta (t-
shirt)”, “el sombrero (hat)” and more clothes “el vestido” (dress), “los pantalones” (trousers), “la falda” (skirt)
and “el abrigo” (coat).
We’ll make a card for “Día del padre” (Father’s Day).
ALL TERM DATES AND REPORTS 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 lifelong journey in Spanish.