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CLUB THAMES DITTON INFANTS FRENCH
TEACHERS JANE EVANS & SARAH GARROCH (Year 2)
CAROLINE MEARES (Reception and Year 1)
TERM SPRING 2018

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 the lessons as much as we do. If you have specific questions, please see us after the club or send an email to sarah@childrensclubs.com


TOPICS COVERED FIRST HALF TERM – Reception and Year 1
TOPIC THEMES – Fruit and vegetables. I like/I don’t like/At The Market

We started off this half term by looking at fruit. We learnt pomme (apple), poire (pear), banana (banana), raisin (grape), fraise (strawberry), orange (orange), ananas (pineapple), pêche (peach), cerise (cherry), citron (lemon) and abricot (apricot).

We then moved on to vegetables – carotte (carrot), tomate (tomato), radis (radish), champignon (mushroom), petits pois (peas), champignon (mushroom), pomme de terre (potato), chou (cabbage) and broccoli.

We played various games such as lotto and pairs and used role plays to help us memorise the words.

We also learnt to say what we do like – j’aime – and don’t like – je n’aime pas.

We finished off the term by pretending to go to market and ask for fruit and vegetables. Je voudrais… – I would like….


FOR THE REST OF THE TERM WE WILL COVER (Reception/Year 1)

After half term we will move on to learning about the house, rooms and furniture – la maison (house), mur (wall), ceiling (toit), porte (door), fenetre (window) and cheminée (chimney). Cuisine (kitchen), séjour/salon (lounge), chambre (bedroom), salle de bain (bathroom). Table (table), chaise (chair), tapis (carpet), télé (TV), lavabo (wash basin), W.C. (toilet), le canapé (sofa), douche (shower), four (oven), lampe (lamp) and lit (bed).

We will also talk about Mothers’ Day and Easter and how it is celebrated in France.
Bonne fête Maman ! Happy Mother’s Day !
Un oeuf en chocolat – Easter egg Joyeuses Pâques – Happy Easter

We will also continue to review and build on the topics covered this term.

Songs : Une Maman ça aime énormément



TOPICS COVERED FIRST HALF TERM – YEAR 2
TOPICS: Festival of the Kings; Days of the Week; Transport; Where do you live? Mardi Gras.

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 Caitlin the Queen for the second year running as she was the lucky finder of the hidden chocolate (la fève). 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)

We continued with the Days of the Week (Les Jours de la Semaine) and used several fun team games to help memorise them. We learnt that letterboxes in France are yellow, not red.
Lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi, samedi, dimanche (all spelt without capital letters in French)
Le facteur – postman la lettre – letter la boîte aux lettres – letterbox la bicyclette/le vélo – bicycle
Songs : Le facteur n’est pas passé à la boîte aux lettres ; Les jours de la semaine (p33)

We moved onto Transport, learning the different ways we travel around
à pied (on foot), en voiture (by car), en train (by train), en vélo (by bike), en scooter (by scooter), en moto (by motorbike), en avion (by aeroplane), en bateau (by boat), en autobus (by bus)
We played charades, lotto and Traffic Lights and sang ‘un kilometre à pied, ça use les souliers’ a fun song in which the children got to substitute different kinds of transport, clothing and had them counting up in kilometres as the song progressed.

We covered ‘Où habites-tu?’ (Where do you live), learning about different dwellings - la maison (house) l’appartement (flat) le château (castle) la caravane (caravan) - and locations – en ville (in town) à la campagne (in the countryside) à la montagne (in the mountains) au bord de la mer (at the seaside). The children became familiar with the question ‘Où habites-tu?’ and the response ‘J’habite dans (une maison) I live in (a house). We combined dwellings and places and played games which involved travelling to different locations, incorporating transport vocab too.
Song: Le petit train s’en va dans la campagne

We finished with a celebration of Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday). The children helped Hugo, our club mascot, make a pancake and had fun tossing them. We learnt the ingredients and the actions and enjoyed choosing toppings. They ate a real pancake and asked for it in French.
La crêpe (pancake) la farine (flour) les oeufs (eggs) du lait (milk) lance la crêpe ! Toss the pancake !
Je verse (I pour) je casse les œufs (I crack the eggs) je mélange (I mix) du citron et sucre (lemon and sugar) du chocolat (chocolate) une crêpe au chocolat ( chocolate pancake)



FOR THE REST OF THE TERM WE WILL COVER (Year 2)
In town/shops; In the countryside/animals; Mother’s Day and Easter. We will continue to review and build on the topics covered this term.
Vocab:
La boulangerie – bakery, la boucherie – the butchers, le supermarché – supermarket
Le lapin – rabbit , la poule - hen, le poussin – chick, le poisson – fish
Bonne fête Maman ! Happy Mother’s Day !
Un oeuf en chocolat – Easter egg Joyeuses Pâques – Happy Easter
Songs : Une Maman ça aime énormément (p.13), Si tu as (p.10), Le vieux Jo (p.17)

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.

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We started off the term by revising/learning how to ask someone’s name in French and how to reply - comment tu t’appelles? (what’s your name), Je m’appelle…. (my name is ….). We have also covered how to ask someone’s age – quel âge as-tu? – and the reply j’ai ..ans.
We also looked at colours - bleu (blue), rouge (red), blanc (white), vert (green), orange (orange), jaune (yellow), noir (black) and rose (pink).
We have counted up to 10 and then on to 20 using games and songs to help us.
We then moved on to pets and learnt chien (dog), chat (cat), souris (mouse), hamster (hamster), poisson rouge (goldfish), lapin (rabbit). We played various games such as Loto and miming animals.
We then moved on to farm animals – vache (cow), mouton (sheep), poule (chicken), canard (duck), cochon (pig) and cheval (horse).

Songs: Polichinelle, Bonjour Salut Ca Va

FOR THE REST OF THE TERM RECEPTION AND YEAR ONES WILL COVER:
Halloween - La citrouille – pumpkin, le chat noir – black cat, l’araignée – spider, ‘farces ou bonbons’ – trick or treat.
We will finish our animal topic with jungle animals and will then learn about la famille (the family). We will finish the term looking at how the French celebrate Christmas and learning vocab to do with Christmas such as Noël – Christmas, Papa Noël – Father Christmas, le sapin de Noël – Christmas tree, les cadeaux – presents, un bonhomme de neige - snowman

Songs : Petit Papa Noël (no 51), Mon beau sapin (no 52) Vive le vent (no 53)

TOPICS COVERED THIS TERM – YEAR 2’S (JANE and SARAH’S group)
We started the term with a general WARM-UP session after the summer holidays, playing our favourite games to revise familiar themes such as numbers, colours, greetings, family, body, animals, food and drink etc. We had fun making ‘une salière’ (a ‘chatterbox’) and then using it to practice naming an object, a colour, counting or singing a song with our friends and families.

We have since concentrated on DIRECTIONS (à droite - right and à gauche- left) and PREPOSITIONS (sur – on; sous – under; devant – in front; derrière – behind; en avant – forwards; en arrière – backwards), learning some great clapping and action songs to help us remember the new vocabulary while usefully revising face and body parts. We loved drawing funny faces blindfolded, trying to work out where to place the different features, especially those with a left and right version – l’oeil droit – the right eye, l’oeil gauche – the left eye, l’oreille droite – the right ear, l’oreille gauche – the left ear. We sing the songs at different speeds – lentement (slowly), vite (quickly), encore plus vite (even faster!) We have played Twister and had some great aerobic sessions too!
ADDITIONAL VOCABULARY: la chaise (chair), la maison (house), l’arbre (tree), le soleil (sun)
SONGS: Tiens Voilà main droite (CD song no.31)
Sur sous devant derrière (CD song no.45)
Le Petit Train

We started to learn about the different types of WEATHER – le temps – through miming, singing and playing Loto.
Quel temps fait-il? (What’s the weather like?) Il pleut (it’s raining) ; il fait du vent (it’s windy) ; il fait beau (it’s nice weather) ; il fait du soleil (it’s sunny) ; il fait froid (it’s cold) ; il fait chaud (it’s hot) ; il fait gris (it’s grey) ; il fait de l’orage (it’s stormy)
SONG : Quel temps fait-il ? (CD song no 40)

FOR THE REST OF THE TERM YEAR 2’s WILL COVER:
Halloween, finishing the Weather topic, winter and Christmas preparations.
La citrouille – pumpkin, le chat noir – black cat, l’araignée – spider, ‘farces ou bonbons’ – trick or treat. L’hiver – winter, il neige – it’s snowing, Une boule de neige – snowball, le bonnet – hat , les gants – gloves, l’écharpe – scarf. , Noël – Christmas, Papa Noël – Father Christmas, le sapin de Noël – Christmas tree, les cadeaux – presents, un bonhomme de neige - snowman


SONGS – La pluie tombe (CD no 39), Petit Papa Noël (no 51), Mon beau sapin (no 52) Vive le vent (no 53)
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.
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