Chase Bridge - French - Progress Report
CLUB CHASE BRIDGE
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 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 email@example.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 (la Fête des Rois)
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 the lucky finder of the hidden chocolate (la fève) who got to be King for
the day. 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)
FOOD AND DRINK The children made a typical French sandwich (using play food) and played a
fun miming game to recall the words. They learnt some drinks and all about French breakfast (le petit
déjeuner). They listened to a story about Monsieur Pouce (Mr Thumb). The children had great fun
joining in with the words, encouraging him to come out of his house and say hello. They loved doing
this and ask each week if they can tell the story again. Juniors got to practice asking for food and
drinks as if they were in a café and learnt extra new vocabulary.
Je mange – I eat, la baguette – baguette loaf, le beurre – butter, le jambon – ham, le fromage - cheese,
la tomate – tomato, la salade – lettuce, le thon – tuna, l’oeuf – egg. C’est bon – it’s good.
Je bois – I drink, le café- coffee, le chocolat chaud – hot chocolate, le lait – milk, le coca – coca cola,
le jus d’orange – orange juice, de l’eau – water. Le vin – wine. Je voudrais un chocolat chaud, s’il vous
plait, Merci! – I’d like a hot chocolate, please. Thank you! C’est combien?- How much is that? C’est
un euro – it’s one euro.
Le croissant – croissant, le beurre – butter, la confiture – jam (à la fraise – strawberry, aux abricots –
apricot, à la framboise – raspberry) les céréales – cereal, le sucre – sugar, un pain au chocolat, une
brioche, une tartine (bread with butter and jam)
Song: J’aime la baguette (p.24), J’ai du chocolat (p.27) Toc, toc, toc Monsieur Pouce (p.7)
We are constantly reinforcing familiar topics such as greetings, numbers, colours, actions. The children
love learning about France and talking about any trips they have taken.
FOR THE REST OF TERM WE WILL COVER
Likes and dislikes, Family, Mardi Gras, Mother’s Day, Easter. We will continue to review and build on
the topics covered this term.
J’aime (I like), j’adore (I adore), je n’aime pas (I don’t like), je déteste (I detest), je préfère (I prefer).
Maman (Mummy), Papa (Daddy), la soeur (sister), le frère (brother), la grand-mère/mamie
(grandmother/granny), le grand-père/papy (grandfather/grandpa), le bébé (baby), la tante (aunt),
la crêpe (pancake), la farine (flour), l’œuf (egg), Je t’aime Maman (I love you, Mum), les fleurs
(flowers), la carte (card). Pâques (Easter), un œuf de Pâques (Easter egg), le lapin (rabbit)
SONGS : 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
We look forward to seeing you next term to continue your lifelong journey in French.