St Albans - French - Waiting list - Progress Report
CLUB : St Albans
TEACHERS : Grace Venkatasawmy and Caroline Meares
TERM : Spring half term (Feb 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 as much as we do. If you have any
questions, please send an email to email@example.com
We started the Spring term learning and revising greetings and basic polite words :
“Bonjour” (Hello), “Comment ça va?” (How are you?), “ça va bien” (I am fine), “ça va mal” (I am
not good), “ça va comme ci, comme ça” (so so), Comment tu t’appelles? (What is your name),
Je m'appelle .... (My name is), au revoir (goodbye), merci (thank you).
With the new children we have worked on numbers up to 10 and with the older group we are working
up to 20.
Topics we have worked on this half-term -
“La galette des Rois” (Kings’ cake) for Epiphany in France- La galette (the pastry), la fève (lucky
charm inside the pastry), le roi (the king), la reine (the queen), la couronne (the crown).
“La crêpe”- The ingredients - La farine (flour), le sucre (sugar), le beurre (butter), les oeufs (eggs),
le lait (milk).
“The fillings for la crêpe” - Le nutella, le citron (lemon), le sucre (sugar), le miel (honey), la banane,
la fraise, le chocolat, la confiture (jam).
For the rest of the term, we will work on “Mothers Day”, “Easter” and more vocabulary on “the
TOPIC THEMES – Rooms, furniture and garden
We started off this half term by revising the house words we learnt last term.
We then moved on to learning about the rooms in the house – la cuisine (kitchen), la salle de bains
(bathroom), le salon (lounge), la chambre (bedroom) and la salle à manger (dining room).
Next we learnt furniture - la chaise (chair), le canapé (sofa), la table (table), la lampe (lamp), le tapis
(carpet/rug), le four (oven), la baignoire (bath), la douche (shower), la television (television), le lit (bed) and le
lavabo (wash basin).
Before half term we started to look at the garden – le jardin – and learnt l’herbe (grass), l’arbre (tree), l’oiseau
(bird), le papillon (butterfly) and le soleil (sun).
We finished the term by learning some of the creatures/insects you may find in the garden – le papillon
(butterfly), l’araignée (spider), la mouche (fly), la coccinelle (ladybird) and le ver (worm).
After half term
We will move on school and will learn vocab for the classroom/school bag - le cartable (schoolbag), la trousse
(pencil case), le crayon (pencil), le stylo (pen), le cahier (exercise book), trombone (paper clip), la gomme
(rubber), la colle (glue), le taille-crayon (pencil sharpener)and la règle (ruler).
We will also look at Mothers’ Day and Easter and how it is celebrated in France.
We will also continue to review and build on the topics covered this term.
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 journey in French.