Thames Ditton Infant - French - Progress Report
CLUB THAMES DITTON INFANTS FRENCH
TEACHERS JANE EVANS Beginners
CAROLINE MEARES Year one and 2
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 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 email@example.com
TOPICS COVERED FIRST HALF TERM – Jane’s Group
LE POISSON D’AVRIL
This short half term we started with a celebration of the French version of April Fool’s Day, called Le
Poisson d’Avril (The April Fish). The children had great fun drawing their fish (le poisson) and then
trying to discreetly leave it on someone’s back without them noticing, so that they could then call them
‘le poisson d’avril’. They loved playing this! We played some of our favourite games to consolidate
previously learnt topics, such as numbers, colours, food and drink. Those who had travelled to France
over the Easter holidays enjoyed telling us about their experiences.
BODY and FACE (Le corps et le visage)
We did some energetic exercises to learn 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. They
played action games to reinforce the vocabulary and completed activity sheets and their own drawing
of a face, following instructions as to which part to draw at each stage.
La tête – head les épaules – shoulders les genoux – knees les pieds – feet les yeux – eyes le nez –
nose la bouche – mouth les oreilles – ears
SONGS: La tête, les épaules, les genoux (p.22), la Danse des Nombres (p.5)
FOR THE REST OF TERM WE WILL COVER
Clothes, Fruit, vegetables, going to market, buying an ice cream, holidays, Father’s Day
Le t-shirt (t-shirt), le short (shorts), la jupe (skirt), la robe (dress), le maillot de bain (swimming
costume/trunks). Je porte (I’m wearing)
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
SONGS Si tu aimes ton Papa (p10), Pomme de reinette (p26)
TOPICS COVERED FIRST HALF TERM – Caroline’s Group
TOPIC THEMES – ANIMALS
We started off this half term with a revision of animals some of the children covered last year, adding
in some additional phrases and animals.
We started off with pets learning/revising le chien (dog), le chat (cat), le souris (mouse), le lapin
(rabbit), le poisson (fish), la tortue (tortoise), hamster (hamster), le cochon d’inde (guinea pig), l’oiseau
(bird), le perroquet (parrot), le serpent (snake).
The children then learnt how to say I have – j’ai… or I don’t have – je n’ai pas…for the various pets.
We then moved on to zoo animals and covered – le singe (monkey), le tigre (tiger), le lion,
l’éléphant, le zèbre, le perroquet (parrot), la girafe, le serpent (snake), le crocodile, le pingouin
(penguin), le chameau (camel), le kangourou (kangaroo), l’hippopotame (hippo), le panda
(panda), le rhinocèros (rhino).
FOR THE REST OF THE TERM WE WILL COVER – Caroline’s Group
After half term we will finish our zoo animal topic.
We will then look at sea creatures learning le poisson (fish), le requin (whale), l’hippocampe
(seahorse), la baleine (whale), l’étoile de mer (starfish), la sirène (mermaid).
We will then move on to a holiday theme and will look at the la (beach), la mer (sea), le seau et la
pelle (bucket and spade), le soleil (sun), la crème solaire (suncream), le château de sable
(sandcastle) and le coquillage (shell).
We will finish the term by learning ice cream flavours – strawberry (à la fraise) raspberry (à la
framboise) chocolate (au chocolat), vanilla (à la vanille) coffee (au cafe), lemon (au citron), pistachio
(à la pistache) and au cassis (blackcurrant). We will learn how to ask for an ice cream – je voudrais
une glace …s’il vous plaît and how to say I like (j’aime..) and I don’t like…(je n’aime pas…)
We will also continue to review and build on the topics covered this term.
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We look forward to seeing you next term to continue your lifelong journey in French.