Chase Bridge - French - Progress Report
CLUB CHASE BRIDGE – INFANT GROUP AND JUNIOR GROUP
TEACHER JANE EVANS
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. The children have embraced French Club with
eagerness and enthusiasm. They are a delight to teach and I hope they enjoy the lessons as much as I
do. If you have specific questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPICS COVERED FIRST HALF TERM
TOPICS: Le Poisson d’avril ; Body; Face; Revision of familiar topics
We all 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 colours, actions, food and
drink and singing familiar French songs. Juniors have counted up to 60, Infants up to 20. Juniors also
revised the alphabet and animals.
VOCAB: Le poisson – fish Le dos – back C’est rigolo! It’s funny! Dix -10, Vingt- 20, Vingt-et-un -
21, Trente -30, Quarante -40, Cinquante – 50, Soixante – 60.
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, which we will start with
next term. Infants enjoyed learning some new action songs and reinforcing the vocab in the games we
played, such as the Bridge, and ‘je touche ’(I touch..). Juniors enjoyed some fun active games,
incorporating different actions to exercise different parts of the body, 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.
SONGS: la tête, les épaules, les genoux, les doigts de pied (heads, shoulders, knees and toes) (p22),
Le Gouzi Gouzi (p23 of French Club Songs cd booklet)
VOCAB: Infants: la tête, les épaules, les genoux, les doigts de pied (heads, shoulders, knees and toes)
les yeux – eyes, le nez – nose, la bouche – mouth, les oreilles – ears, le pied – foot, la main - hand
Juniors: all the above, plus le ventre – tummy, le bras – arm, la jambe – leg, les cheveux – hair, le cil –
eyelash, les sourcils – eyebrows, le cou – neck. Ouvrez! Open! Fermez! Close! Levez! Lift! Baissez!
FOR THE REST OF THE TERM WE WILL COVER
Going to the Doctor’s, then 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.
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!
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 : Chez le docteur (p11), 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.
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We look forward to seeing you next term to continue your lifelong journey in French.