Thames Ditton Infant - French- Report

     

Thames Ditton Infant - French - Progress Report

CLUB - ST MARY’S INFANTS
TEACHER – Jane Evans
TERM – Spring Term 2020

Learning a language is a lifelong commitment.
Our aim is to ensure children understand and learn to love the culture of France primarily and to gain
good listening and speaking skills which will hold them in good stead for the rest of their life.
French cultural festivals are introduced through lively role play, games, bingos, songs and activities to
make them enjoyable and memorable.
It is a pleasure to teach your children and I hope they enjoy it as much as we do. If you have specific
questions, please send an email to sarah@childrensclubs.com
TOPICS COVERED FIRST HALF TERM
Festival of the Kings We started with a celebration of La Fête des Rois which celebrates the day the
Three Kings brought presents to baby Jesus. As French children would, we shared a special cake (la
galette) to see who would be the finder of la fève (a little chocolate) inside and get to wear la couronne
(the crown) and call themselves le roi (king) or la reine (queen) for the day. Cosmo was the lucky winner.
The children loved making their own crowns. SONG: J’aime la galette (p. 24 in Song book)
Le Petit déjeuner (Breakfast)
We learnt about what French children have for breakfast.
Le chocolat chaud (hot chocolate), le café(coffee), la baguette/le pain (bread), le croissant, le beurre
(butter), la confiture (jam), les céréales (cereal), le lait (milk), le sucre (sugar). Je mange (I eat), je bois (I
drink)
SONGS – Bonjour Madame La Lune (p.1), J’ai du chocolat (p.27)
J’aime/je n’aime pas (I like/dislike) We practiced phrases using breakfast, food and drink vocabulary
previously learnt and new words les bonbons (sweets), la glace (ice cream), le chocolat (chocolate).
Qu’est-ce que tu aimes/n’aimes pas? (What do you like/dislike?) J’aime le chocolat (I like chocolate), je
n’aime pas le fromage (I don’t like cheese)
We played lotto and the bridge game to reinforce the vocab and phrases. All the children were very eager
to earn points for phrases they could build up – they did really well!
SONG: J’aime la baguette (p.24)
Les adjectifs (adjectives) Petit (small) Grand (big) We made two snails each, un petit escargot (a small
snail) et un grand escargot (a big snail).

La famille (family) la mère/maman (Mother/Mum), le père/papa (Father/Dad), la soeur (sister), le frère
(brother), la grand-mère (grandmother), le grand-père (grandfather), le bébé (baby)
We played the much-loved bridge game and hide and seek.
SONG: Un jour dans sa maison (p.12)

FOR THE REST OF TERM WE WILL COVER
Comment s’appelle? – family names
Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday), La fête des mères (Mother’s Day), Pâques (Easter)
Vocabulary:
La crêpe (pancake), lance la crêpe! (toss the pancake!), la farine (flour), les oeufs (eggs), Bonne fête
maman! – happy mother’s day!, les fleurs (flowers), les chocolats (chocolates), un oeuf de Pâques en
chocolat (chocolate Easter egg), le panier (basket), le lapin (rabbit), Joyeuses Pâques! Happy Easter!
SONGS: Une maman ça aime énormément (p.13), Si tu aimes ta maman…
ALL TERM DATES AND REPORTS 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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Last updated: 22/05/2020 08:00:05 PM