Cardinal Newman - French- Report

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Cardinal Newman - French - Progress Report

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 send an email to
Greetings, Numbers, Colours, Frère Jacques, La Tour Eiffel, Le Pont d’Avignon
The children have made a brilliant start, settling into the routine very well and demonstrating great
keenness and enthusiasm. They can say ‘bonjour’ (hello), can greet with ‘comment ça va?’ (How are
you?) and then answer ‘ça va bien’ (I’m fine), ‘ça va mal’ (I am not good) or ‘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).
Younger children have counted up to 11, older to 14. All pupils have learnt a little about France, Paris
and Euros and some other locations in France. They love to talk about the trips they have made to
VOCAB: (numbers) (1-14) Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix, onze, douze, treize,
SONG: Bonjour, salut, ça va (CD song booklet p1)
FRERE JACQUES – They learnt about the story of the familiar song, mimed the actions and played a
fun game in which they got to practice saying ‘comment t’appelles-tu? Je m’appelle’. If they had been
chosen to secretly wear Frère Jacques’ bell (la cloche) on their back, they could proudly reveal ‘Je
m’appelle Frère Jacques!’ They also played Jacques a dit (Simon says..), responding to new commands
and words.
VOCAB: Dormez!- Sleep! Sonnez!- Ring! Écoutez! – listen!, regardez! – look! Assis!- Sit! Debout! –
Stand up! Oui – yes, non- no, Silence! – Quiet! S’il vous plait – please, merci – thank you, au revoir –
good bye
SONG: Frère Jacques (p.6)
LA TOUR EIFFEL – the children handled a model of the Eiffel Tower and located Paris on a map of
France. We talked about going up it, climbing the stairs or taking the lift to get a fantastic view all over
Paris and needing Euros to pay to do so.
VOCAB: le pied – foot, monter – to climb up, payer – to pay, dix euros – 10 euros
SONG: La Comptine de la Tour Eiffel’ (p.4)

LE PONT D’AVIGNON – we studied real photos of Avignon bridge and learnt about how the boys
and girls used to meet there in olden times to dance there. We then learnt the song and substituted

‘dancing’ for different actions. The children then played the ever popular ‘Bridge’ game – they sing as
they parade under the bridge. When the bridge comes down, whoever is caught gets to answer a
VOCAB: danser – to dance, tourner – to turn, marcher – to walk, sauter – to jump, le garçon – boy, la
fille – girl, le pont – bridge
SONG: Sur le pont d’Avignon (p6)
The children have been gradually building up their knowledge of colours. They started with the colours
of the French flag (bleu, blanc, rouge – blue, white, red), then vert (green), jaune (yellow), orange and
rose (pink). They will learn the Rainbow song after half term and learn a few more colours.
Rainbow colours, Father’s Day, Food and Drink, Buying an ice cream
We will continue to review and build on the topics covered this term.
VOCAB: all colours of the rainbow mentioned above plus violet (purple), marron (brown), noir
(black), gris (grey), l’arc-en-ciel (rainbow)
Bonne fête Papa! Happy Father’s Day! La carte – card, le cadeau – present, merci – thank you
Le sandwich – sandwich, le jambon – ham, le fromage – cheese, la tomate – tomato, la salade – lettuce,
la baguette – bread stick
Les boissons – de l’eau – water, le jus d’orange – orange juice, le lait – milk, le coca – coca cola, le
thé- tea, le café- coffee, le chocolat chaud – hot chocolate
Le petit déjeuner – breakfast, le croissant, le beurre – butter, la confiture – jam, les céréales - cereal
La glace – ice cream, Une glace au chocolat – a chocolate ice cream, je voudrais – I would like, c’est
combien? How much is that?
SONGS : Si tu aimes ton papa, L’Arc-en-ciel (p8), j’aime la baguette (p24), j’ai du chocolat (p27)
ALL TERM DATES, REPORTS AND PRESENTATION DATES ARE ON THE WEBSITE Please remember that we expect half a term’s notice if you are not
We look forward to seeing you next term to continue your lifelong journey in French.
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Last updated: 06/08/2018 01:55:07 PM