All children from Year 3-6 have fun learning French through games, drama and song.
The links below will give you a taste of some of the topics and activities that the children have enjoyed.
During the summer term, Year Three learn about colours, pets and the weather.
During the Spring Term the children play games to learn the days of the week and months of the year and to say when their birthday is.
The children begin to learn French this year and learn how to ask and answer the question: Comment ça va?
They also learn to say their name, how old they are and to count up to 40.
During the Summer term Year Four learn about vegetables and growing. They match words and pictures (see below) and begin to say which vegetables they do and do not like, using the phrases: “j’aime” and “je n’aime pas”. They also begin to learn about the body. They start with eye colour, hair colour and hair styles and use this to play “Guess Who?”
Year Four learn about different fruits during the Spring term. They play card games, practise speaking and listening with their partner or group and create role plays “At the grocer’s” to buy different fruit.
Year 4 revise vocabulary and phrases from Year 3, to commit to long term memory through over-learning,, as well as learning to say where they live.
Year Five learn about the rooms in the house. They also read the story “Au Magasin Des Animaux” (At the Pet Shop), revising animals and sorting them into masculine and feminine groups. They also begin to create their own versions of the story.
Year Five learn about clothes. They create verbal and written phrases about clothes they wear for school and clothes they wear during the winter or summer. They use adjectives to describe the colour of their clothes and learn how masculine and feminine nouns determine which adjective to use.
Year Five revise how to say things about themselves, including their name, age and where they live.
Year Six begin to learn about “Les Sports”. They learn about different forms of the verbs: “jouer” and “faire”, as part of this topic and learn about different pronouns.
They also learn some prepositions by singing the song “Derrière, derrière, devant…” They also use a cat to help them construct phrases, using the prepositions!
Year Six investigate numbers to 1000. They read the words for French numbers to 100 and find patterns to help them learn how to say other numbers to 1000. They play listening games, such as Quick Write and Bingo, to remember the numbers.
Year Six revise how to give other people information about themselves. They translate key phrases and questions by playing the card game “Quiz Quiz share”. They then use this to created their own information booklets and posters about themselves. Keep an eye out for these here.
They also learnt about daily routines before and after school.