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Summer CLUB: THAMES DITTON INFANT FRENCH
TEACHERS: JANE EVANS and SARAH GARROCH (Year 1’s and 2’s), MARIA PERRYMAN (Reception)
TERM: SUMMER 2017
PRESENTATION: 10th July, 3.50 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 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 THIS TERM
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 ‘le poisson d’avril!’ The children absolutely loved this activity and wanted to play it over and over again! SONG: Petit poisson.
We combined this with a general warm-up session after the Easter holidays, playing our favourite games to revise familiar themes such as numbers, colours, animals, food and drink etc. Reception children have covered numbers 1-20.
The remainder of this half term we have covered:
‘J’aime/je n’aime pas’ (I like/I don’t like) (Year 1’s and Year 2’s)
We practiced with the food and drink vocabulary previously learnt, for example, la glace ( ice cream), les bonbons (sweets), le fromage (cheese), le beurre (butter), playing much loved games of Bingo, Snap and Stepping Stones.
J’aime la glace (I like ice cream). Je n’aime pas le beurre (I don’t like butter)
Song: J’aime la baguette (no.32 of French Club CD)
Le Fruit et Plus de Fruit (Fruit and More Fruit) (Reception and Year 1’s and 2’s)
La banane, une orange, la poire (pear), la pomme (apple), la fraise (strawberry), du raisin (grapes),
Un ananas (pineapple), la cerise (cherry), la pêche (peach), un abricot (apricot), le citron (lemon).
Je mange (I eat)
The children tasted some real fruit and used the new vocabulary when asking for some. They loved drawing a funny face using different types of fruit for the features. They played lively games to reinforce the vocabulary.
Song: Pomme de Reinette et Pomme d’Api (No.35)
Les Légumes (vegetables) (Reception only)
‘la carotte’, ‘le chou’ (cabbage), ‘la tomate’, ‘le radis’ (radish), ‘le champignon’ (mushroom), ‘des petits pois’ (peas), ‘la pomme de terre’ (potato), ‘le poireau’ (leek), ‘du maïs’ (corn), ‘l’oignon’ (onion), ‘la courgette’, ‘des brocolis’.Songs : Savez-vous planter les choux (No.33) and Le rock du supermarché (No 34)
FOR THE REST OF THE TERM WE WILL COVER:
Reception – Numbers 20-30, Au marché (at the market), les animaux (animals)
VOCABULARY – we will first practise buying food at the market using the following vocabulary - ‘les fruits’, ‘les légumes’ (fruit and vegetables), ‘la laitue’ (lettuce), ‘des fleurs’ (flowers), ‘je voudrais’ (I would like…), ‘c’est combien?’ (How much is it?) Then we will start learning the following animals: ‘le chien’ (dog), ‘le chat’ (cat), ‘le lapin’, (rabbit), ‘le poisson rouge’ (goldfish), ‘le hamster’, ‘la souris’, ‘le cheval’ (horse), ‘la vache’ (cow), ‘le mouton’ (sheep), ‘le cochon’ (pig), ‘le canard’ (duck), ‘la poule’ (hen), ‘le coq’ (cockerel), l'âne (donkey), ‘le singe’ (monkey), ‘le crocodile’, ‘le lion’, ‘la girafe’, ‘le serpent’, ‘le tigre’, ‘le perroquet’ (parrot), ‘le zèbre’ (zebra), ‘le kangourou’.
SONGS – Petit Poisson (CD NO.4)
Le Vieux Jo (CD NO.22)
Au fond de la Jungle (CD no 23)
Year 1’s and 2’s - Vegetables, Going to market/café, holidays, summer time and Father’s Day. We will continue to review and build on the topics covered this term.
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.