St Mary's Infant - Middle Site - French - Progress Report
CLUB ST MARY’S MIDDLE SCHOOL
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 shared a special cake (la galette) and crowned Lewis
the King as he was the lucky finder of the hidden chocolate (la fève). The children all made their own
crown and took part in a festival themed quiz.
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, learnt some extra fillings and
played a fun memory game to recall the words. They revised drinks and breakfast in France (le petit
déjeuner) vocabulary and how to express likes and dislikes. All the children can ask politely for a drink
and biscuit which they practice each week.
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.
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 croissant – croissant, le beurre – butter, la confiture – jam, les céréales – cereal
Je voudrais du cassis/un jus d’orange/de l’eau et un biscuit, s’il vous plait. Merci! - I would like some
blackcurrant/orange juice/water and a biscuit, please. Thank you! J’aime la glace, je n’aime pas le
fromage - I like ice cream, I don’t like cheese.
Song: J’aime la baguette (p.24), J’ai du chocolat (p.27)
BODY and FACE (Le corps et le visage)
We did some energetic exercises to learn or revise 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. We moved on to describe our eyes and hair and other features, then enjoyed playing a game
of Guess Who.
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 ventre – tummy les mains – hands le menton – chin
Les yeux bleus/verts/marron – blue/green/brown eyes
Les cheveux courts/longs/blonds/bruns/roux/frisés/raides– short/long/blonde/brown/red/curly/straight
Les lunettes – glasses, la barbe – beard, la moustache – moustache
Song: La tête, les épaules, les genoux (p.22)
We are constantly reinforcing familiar topics such as greetings, numbers, colours, food and drink, likes
and dislikes. The children love learning about France and talking about any trips they have taken.
FOR THE REST OF TERM WE WILL COVER
Clothes, Mardi Gras, Mother’s Day, Easter. We will continue to review and build on the topics covered
La robe (dress), la jupe (skirt), le gilet (cardigan), le pantalon (trousers), le short (shorts), le pull
(jumper). La crêpe (pancake), la farine (flour), l’œuf (egg), Je t’aime Maman (I love you, Mum), les
fleurs (flowers), une carte (card). Pâques (Easter), un œuf de Pâques (Easter egg), le lapin (rabbit),
Songs : Chez le docteur (p.11), 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.