Cardinal Newman - French- Report

     

Cardinal Newman - French - Progress Report

CLUB CARDINAL NEWMAN
TEACHER JANE EVANS
TERM SPRING 2019
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 I do. If you have
specific questions, please send an email to sarah@childrensclubs.com.
New pupils have settled into the routine very well this term and are participating confidently.
TOPICS COVERED FIRST HALF TERM
FESTIVAL OF THE KINGS
We started with a celebration of the Epiphany festival of ‘la Fête des Rois’ which marks the day the
Three Kings brought presents to baby Jesus. We played a game to simulate the sharing of the special
cake (la galette) and crowned Grace the Queen as she was the lucky finder of the hidden chocolate (la
fève). The children all made their own crown.
La couronne – the crown le roi- the king la reine – the queen Bonne Année – Happy New Year
Song: J’aime la galette (a variation on p.24 J’aime la baguette)
FAMILY (La famille)
The children identified different family members in a group photo, familiarising themselves with the
vocabulary, then played a variety of guessing games, hide and seek and word bumps to reinforce the
words.
la mère/Maman – mother/Mum le père/Papa – father/Dad la soeur – sister le frère – brother le
grand-père- grandfather la grand-mère – grandmother le bébé- baby
Song: Un jour dans sa maison (p.12)
BODY and FACE (Le corps et le visage)
We did some energetic exercises to learn words for different parts of the body, sang ‘Head, Shoulders,
Knees and Toes’ in French at different speeds, starting slowly (lentement), then more quickly (plus
vite) and finally very quickly (très vite) which caused much hilarity! We constructed a face sticking
different features on, then deciding who the completed face reminded us of. The children loved this
activity and wanted to experiment with different features to see how the face would transform.
La tête – head les épaules – shoulders les genoux – knees les pieds – feet les yeux – eyes le nez –
nose la bouche – mouth les oreilles – ears

Song: La tête, les épaules, les genoux (p.22)
REVISION
We are constantly reinforcing familiar topics such as greetings, numbers, colours, food and drink, likes
and dislikes. The children love learning about France and talking about any trips they have taken.
FOR THE REST OF TERM WE WILL COVER
Going to the Doctor’s, Clothes, Mardi Gras, Mother’s Day, Easter. We will continue to review and
build on the topics covered this term.
VOCAB: J’ai mal à la tête (I’ve got a headache), J’ai mal au ventre (I’ve got tummy ache), la robe
(dress), le pantalon (trousers), la crêpe (pancake), la farine (flour), l’œuf (egg), Je t’aime Maman (I
love you, Mum), Pâques (Easter), un œuf de Pâques (Easter egg), le lapin (rabbit)
SONGS : Chez le docteur (p.11), Une maman ça aime énormément (p.13)
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.
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Last updated: 19/03/2019 06:55:04 PM