Orchard - Monday - French - Progress Report
22nd October 2019
PROGRESS REPORT – FIRST HALF OF TERM
GROUP: Years 1 and 2
THEMES: Colours, Numbers, Items of clothing, Parts of the body, Halloween
We have been using famous French nursery rhymes (comptines) as a way of learning about the outside world in French. We have been paying particular attention to descriptions of quantity and colour. The children have gained confidence in counting up to ten and many are able to continue up to twenty. We have learned the colours of the rainbow (singing ‘Rouge et Orange et Jaune et Vert…’) and the song ‘Une souris verte’. We used ‘Promenons-nous dans les bois’ to learn about items of clothing (un pantalon, un pull, un t-shirt, une jupe) and words relating to dressing (‘Je me mets…’). We learned parts of the body with the song ‘Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds’.
We have tried to bring a play element into each of the songs we have learned, which has developed the children’s understanding of the song’s storyline and given them a grasp of vocabulary relating to movement (courir, sauter, s’arrêter, se cacher etc). Similarly, craft activities have allowed us to practise verbs relating to making (couper, coller, colorier) as well as please and thank you (s’il vous plaît, merci).
Most recently, we learned vocabulary relating to upcoming Halloween (une sorcière, une citrouille, une araignée…).
Club: The Orchard school
Teachers: Grace Venkatasawmy - Reception and Year 1
Term: Half term (Oct 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 hope they enjoy as much as we do. If you have specific questions, please see us after the club or send an email to email@example.com
We start the lessons learning/ revising greetings and basic polite words :
“Bonjour” (Hello), “Comment ça va?” (How are you?), “ça va bien” (I am fine), “ça va mal” (I am not good), “ça va comme ci, comme ça” (so so), Comment t'appelles-tu ? (What is your name),
Je m'appelle …. (My name is), au revoir (goodbye) and merci (thank you)
The newcomers can count up to 5 and have worked on the following colours (Rouge-red, orange, jaune -yellow et vert-green).
The rest of the group can count up to ten and know more colours.
We learnt a couple of songs which help introduce more vocabulary:-
“Bonjour Madame La Lune” :- la lune (moon), le soleil (sun), les étoiles (stars).
“Sur le Pont d’Avignon” :- la fille (girl), le garçon (boy).
We do a lot of colouring and games to practice colours, numbers and vocabulary.
For the rest of the term we will continue working on numbers and colours. We will work on body parts and on the Christmas theme.
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