St Mary's Infant - Middle Site - French - Progress Report
CLUB ST MARY’S MIDDLE SCHOOL
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 quiz to consolidate the many topics that the children
have been covering this year. They played picture bingo, then an action game to revise the body and
face. 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 50.
We moved on to the topic of clothes with extension vocabulary for those already familiar with some
items. We played Morpion, a French version of noughts and crosses, with clothes picture cards. The
children love playing this, and it really helps them to focus and remember the vocabulary if they can
win a point for their team. They are familiar with the question ‘Qu’est-ce que tu portes?’ (What are you
wearing?) and can reply ‘Je porte’ (I am wearing) and match items up with colours:
une robe bleu (a blue dress), une jupe rouge (a red skirt), un t-shirt jaune (a yellow t-shirt), un short
(shorts), un pull (a jumper), un gilet (a cardigan), des chaussures (shoes), un chapeau (a hat), une
casquette (a cap), un manteau (a coat), des chaussettes (socks)
We built on the 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)
We learnt the words for different pets and then enjoyed talking about our own or ones that we know.
We drew the animals and then answered different questions about them.
Tu as un animal? (Do you have a pet?) Oui, j’ai un chat et deux poisons rouges (Yes, I have a cat and
two gold fish) Comment il/elle s’appelle? (What is he/she called?) Il/elle s’appelle (he/she is called)
Quel âge a-t-il/elle? (How old is he/she?) Il/elle a trois ans (he/she is 3 years old)
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 Father’s Day)
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