Maple French - Progress Report
CLUB - MAPLE INFANTS FRENCH (BEGINNERS)
TEACHER - MARIA RODDIS
TERM - SUMMER 2019
FIRST HALF OF TERM
TOPIC THEMES – Les Fruits et Les Légumes (fruits and vegetables), Revision of Numbers 1 – 20
VOCABULARY – Each lesson we practise the colours with games and songs, and this term we have
been revising numbers 1 to 20 together in class. We have also been learning the following fruits: ‘la
banane’, ‘l’orange’, ‘la poire’ (pear), ‘la pomme’ (apple), ‘du raisin’ (grapes), ‘la fraise’ (strawberry),
‘l’ananas’ (pineapple), ‘la cerise’ (cherry), ‘la pêche’ (peach), ‘l’abricot’ (apricot). We have started to
learn a few vegetables: ‘la carotte’, ‘le chou’ (cabbage), ‘la tomate’, ‘la pomme de terre’ (potato), ‘le
SONGS – Pomme de Reinette (CD NO.35) / L’Arc En Ciel (CD NO.13)
FOR THE REST OF THE TERM WE WILL COVER
TOPIC THEMES – Les Légumes (vegetables), Au Marché (at the market), Numbers 20 – 30
VOCABULARY – For the rest of the term we shall continue with our topic of vegetables, learning
additional vocabulary: ‘des petits pois’ (peas), ‘le radis’ (radish), ‘le poireau’ (leek), ‘du maïs’ (corn),
‘l’oignon’ (onion), ‘la courgette’, ‘des brocolis’. Next we shall practise buying food at the market using
the following vocabulary - ‘les fruits’, ‘les légumes’ (fruits and vegetables), ‘la laitue’ (lettuce), ‘des
fleurs’ (flowers), ‘je voudrais’ (I would like…), ‘c’est combien?’ (How much is it?)
SONGS – Savez-Vous Planter Les Chous? (CD NO.33) / Le Rock du Supermarché (CD NO.34)
CLUB??? - MAPLE INFANTS
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
This short half term we started with a warm-up session to consolidate the many topics that the children
have been covering this year. They played pass the parcel to revise food items. Those who had travelled
to France over the Easter holidays enjoyed telling us about their experiences. The children also enjoyed
playing a number recognition game and can count up to 60.
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 le menton – chin le dos – back les sourcils – eyebrows les
cheveux – hair
SONGS: La tête, les épaules, les genoux (p.22), la Danse des Nombres (p.5)
We built on body and clothes 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
Summer activities, holidays, buying an ice cream, going to market, eating out. Father’s Day
Le maillot de bain (swimming costume/trunks), les lunettes de soleil (sunglasses), la crème solaire (sun
cream), les tongs (flip flops), 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 continuing.
We look forward to seeing you next term to continue your lifelong journey in French.