Inspire a love of language in your younger learners!
Written with the non-specialist teacher in mind, this pack is full of games and activities to introduce French at KS1 or lower KS2. It includes sections on greetings, introductions, numbers, colours and parts of the body.
Et voilà! It’s got a certain je ne sais quoi …
- 17 supporting resources
- includes five minute activities and activities for longer sessions, extension suggestions, home learning tasks, assessment opportunities and ideas to keep the language ticking over
- links to the curriculum.
What's inside Introducing French?
Finding your way around the curriculum pack (page ii)
Curriculum coverage and mapping (page iii)
Section 1: J'adore La France (pages 1-2)
Recipe for success! resource
Section 2: Nice to meet you (pages 3-8)
Greetings game - French
What would you say?
Section 3: Numbers count (pages 9-24)
Number cards in different languages: French
Sequencing number 11-20
Section 4: All the colours of the rainbow (pages 25-34)
Jumbled colours - French vocabulary
Colour by language - French
Section 5: All about me (pages 35-44)
How old are you? - French version
I am - loop game
Who are you?
Section 6: Heads, shoulders, knees and toes (pages 45-54)
Tête, épaules, genoux, pieds
Le corps - pelmanism
Beetle drive – with a difference!
Keeping things ticking over (page 55)
Teaching ideas for reinforcing learning
Flip-flap: Language for game instructions
On va jouer à flip flap!
We’re going to play flip flap!
Chaque personne dit le prochain numéro.
Each person says the next number in order.
Pour chaque numéro qui est un multiple de cinq, on dit ‘flip’. Pour chaque numéro qui est un multiple de cinq et dix on dit ‘flip flap’.
For each number that’s a multiple of five we say ‘flip’ and for each number that’s a multiple of five and ten we say ‘flip flap’.
Instructions for play
- Revise numbers up to 20 with the class.
- Tell the children that you are going to play ‘flip flap’ up to 20. Ask the class to stand up.
- Choose a child to start the game (perhaps someone who has worked really hard that lesson).
- Each child says one number in turn (in French of course!) before passing over to their neighbour. If a child is due to say a multiple of five they say ‘flip’. If the number is a multiple of five and ten they say ‘flip flap’.
- Children who say the number rather than ‘flip flap’ are out and have to sit down.
- Once you get to 20, start again with the next child.
- You can extend the game up to whatever number you have covered with the children.
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