Thames Ditton Infant - French - Progress Report
CLUB: THAMES DITTON INFANT FRENCH
TEACHERS: JANE EVANS and SARAH GARROCH (Year 2’s), CAROLINE MEARES (Reception and Year1’s)
TERM: AUTUMN 2017
PRESENTATION: 27TH November 2017, 3.50pm
Our aim is to ensure children understand and learn to love the culture of France and to gain good listening and speaking skills which will hold them in good stead for the rest of their life. 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 sessions as much as we do. If you have specific questions, please see us after the club or send an email to email@example.com
RECEPTION AND YEAR ONE
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.