Chase Bridge - French - Progress Report
CLUB CHASE BRIDGE
TEACHER JANE EVANS
TERM SUMMER 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 I hope they enjoy the lessons as much as I do. If you have
specific questions, please see me after the club or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New pupils have settled into the routine very well this term and are participating confidently.
TOPICS COVERED FIRST HALF TERM –
LE POISSON D’AVRIL
This short half term we started with a celebration of the French version of April Fool’s Day, called Le
Poisson d’Avril (The April Fish). The children had great fun drawing their fish (le poisson) and then
trying to discreetly leave it on someone’s back without them noticing, so that they could then call them
‘le poisson d’avril’. They loved playing this! We played some of our favourite games to consolidate
previously learnt topics, such as numbers, colours, food and drink. Those who had travelled to France
over the Easter holidays enjoyed telling us about their experiences.
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. They
played action games to reinforce the vocabulary and completed activity sheets and their own drawing
of a face, following instructions as to which part to draw at each stage.
La tête – head les épaules – shoulders les genoux – knees les pieds – feet les yeux – eyes le nez –
nose la bouche – mouth les oreilles – ears
SONGS: La tête, les épaules, les genoux (p.22), la Danse des Nombres (p.5)
We built on body vocabulary previously learnt in order to describe a person. We played Guess Who
and then enjoyed drawing someone from a set of instructions.
Un homme – a man, une femme – a woman
Il/Elle porte (He/She is wearing…) des lunettes (glasses), un chapeau (a hat), une moustache (a
moustache), une barbe (a beard). Il/elle a (He/she has) les yeux bleus/marron (blue/brown eyes), les
cheveux courts/mi-longs/longs (short/mid-length/long hair)
FOR THE REST OF TERM WE WILL COVER
Clothes, Feelings, summer holidays, going to market, eating out, Father’s Day
Le t-shirt (t-shirt), le short (shorts), la jupe (skirt), la robe (dress), le maillot de bain (swimming
costume/trunks). Je porte (I’m wearing)
La pomme (apple), la fraise (strawberry), les raisins (grapes), la carotte (carrot), le champignon
(mushroom), la pomme de terre (potato), une glace au chocolat (a chocolate ice cream). Je
voudrais…(I would like), s’il vous plait (please) merci (thank you). C’est combien? (How much is
that?) la plage (the beach), la mer (the sea), les vacances (the holidays). Bonne fête Papa (Happy
SONGS Si tu aimes ton Papa (p10), Pomme de reinette (p26)
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
We look forward to seeing you next term to continue your lifelong journey in French.
Last updated: 13/07/2019 08:55:01 AM