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MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)

Intent

At St Thomas’ CE Primary School, we believe that all children have the right to experience the rich educational, social and cultural benefits which come from learning a foreign language. 

Our aim is to ignite and develop a love of language learning in our pupils during their time with us, which will equip them to progress confidently to the next stage of their schooling and indeed throughout their whole lives. 

We strive to ensure that our Modern Languages curriculum is accessible to all, so that social disadvantages, ethnicity or disability do not impact any child’s ability to thrive in their Modern Languages education. We aim to promote the development of a positive attitude to different cultures, a respect for oneself and tolerance of others.

Through engaging and enjoyable activities, we provide the children with high quality listening, speaking, reading and writing experiences within our chosen language: French.

At St Thomas’ CE we embrace culture and diversity and are privileged to have children at our school who speak languages other than English.  Each term we celebrate a different language that is spoken by children in our school, allowing all the school community to show respect for each other’s languages and cultures. Please check out the EAL page for links to the Language of the Term.

               LUNAR NEW YEAR                              

Recently was the start of the new Lunar year, also known as Spring Festival. This is celebrated in many countries throughout the world, particularly China, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines. 

Lunar New Year 2024 Powerpoint 

EDUCANDY game

WORDWALL game

 

Year 2

Bonjour and welcome to French at St Thomas’! We aim this year to teach a range of French topics while having lots of fun! The emphasis strongly on spoken French and we will learn songs and rhymes which we hope you will share at home. Below are links which you may find useful.


Greetings
Bonjour, Bonjour! (Alain le Lait)
Comment tu t’appelles? song (Basho & Friends)


Colours

Wordwall games:

Match these 5 colours

Match these 8 colours

Can you match all 10 colours?
educandy games:
Match the French to the colours / French and English
languagesonline games:
Les couleurs
Practise colours (Titounis)
Colours song (Titounis)

Numbers

Wordwall game 1-6

Wordwall game: 1-10
educandy games:
Les nombres 0-10
Les nombres 11-20
Numbers 1-9 (Monde des Titounis)
Song 1-10 (KidsTV123)

Quel âge as-tu? Ages matching wordwall game

Quel âge as-tu? Rap

languagesonline games:
1-10 en Francais
Un, deux, trois nous irons au bois (Traditional song performed by Laviedeo)
Numbers song to 20 (Alain le Lait)

Les instructions en classe

Wordwall game

Days and Months
Les mois – We love this song! Songs to practise MONTHS (Alain le Lait)
Les jours de la semaine Songs to practise DAYS (Alain le Lait)

Wordwall game:

label the months

Match the French and English

Matching pairs
educandy games:
Months of the year
Days of the week
languagesonline games:
Months of the year
Days of the week
Days of the week practise of DAYS (Titounis)
Lundi matin (Titounis)


Parts of the body

Wordwall games: game 1 match the body parts game 2 spin the wheel
Les parties du corps (Titounis)
Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds (Titounis) A familiar song – but in French!

J’ai un gros nez rouge… song

Jean petit qui danse (Arnaud Mathonet)
Savez-vous planter les choux? (Titounis)
Un petit pouce qui danse (BabySongsTube)
Si tu as la joie au coeur frappe tes mains – If You’re Happy and You Know It (Easy Language Learning)
Va-t’en grand monstre vert: story

SUMMER TERM: Animals
We learn how to name farm animals in French. We also learn how French people represent animal sounds in a different way. For example, a dog (un chien) goes ‘ouah’, a duck (un canard) goes ‘coin’, a pig (un cochon) goes ‘groin’ and a cow (une vache) goes ‘mueh!’

Un chien avec un gros nez (Alain le Lait)
Le vieux Macdonald (Adventures Abroad)

Wordwall game: Les animaux

Wordwall game: Match up singular and plural animals

educandy games:
Les animaux de la ferme/Match the animals
Les animaux de la ferme au pluriel/How many farm animals
Les couleurs des animaux/Match the animals with their colours

Sports
educandy games: Les Sports/Sports in French

Various
Petit escargot (Laure Jaccard)
Papo the parrot visits a school in France (Adventures Abroad)
Frère Jacques (Comptines et chansons)

Year 3

This year you will build on work done in Y2 and start looking at how French is written and pronounced. We will be learning lots of different French topics such as: ages and numbers, colours, classroom equipment and language, pets.
Please look below for links and games that we do in class.
Autumn Term:
Greetings and Personal Information
Bonjour, Bonjour! (Alain le Lait)
Comment tu t’appelles?, What is your name? (Basho & Friends)
Greetings Quiz (Euroclub Schools)

Numbers

Wordwall games:

0-6

1-10
educandy games:
Les nombres 0-10
Les nombres 1-15
Spelling numbers 0-10

languagesonline games:
1-10 en Francais
11-20 en Francais

Basic information – games

Wordwall game 1

Wordwall game 2

How old are you? Wordwall games:

game 1

game 2

Spring Term:
COLOURS
Wordwall:

Match the colours game 1

Match the colours game 2
Les couleurs anagram game

educandy games:
Match the French to the colours
Match the colours French and English
Spelling colours in French


languagesonline games:
Les colours
DigitalDialects:
Colour spelling game
Colour in French
Colour spelling game 2

SONG: Léon le caméléon

Wordwall game: Léon le caméléon

SPRING 2: CLASSROOM OBJECTS AND PHRASES

Wordwall games: match the objects
educandy games:
Dans ma trousse – Classroom Objects
Les objets de la classe Extension work
Wordwall:
En classe – unscramble the classroom object anagrams

Dans ma trousse song:

Dans ma trousse: sentence building about classroom objects

Summer Term:
Animals
educandy games:
Des animaux – Match the animals

Les animaux au pluriel – One or more than one?
As-tu un animal? – Do you have a pet?
Une souris verte… – Describing pets
Au magasin des animaux – Describing animals at the pet shop

Wordwall games:

Anagrams

Match up game 1

Match up game 2

Plurals of animals
Other online links:

As-tu un animal? Song (Catherine Cantin)
C’est un chien… avec un gros nez – It’s a dog with a big nose (Alain le Lait)
Les quatre amis – The four friends (Orangery Education)
Le vieux Macdonald – Old Macdonald had a farm (Adventures Abroad)
Ours brun, dis-moi – Brown bear, tell me. (Robert Daigle)

If Time Allows:
educandy games:
Les sports – Match the pairs

Bastille Day (Fête Nationale du 14 juillet) French National Day
Follow this link for a quiz about le 14 juillet (Euroclub Schools)
Do you know when the Eiffel Tower was built?

Reference
Collins online French/English bilingual dictionary

Year 4

Bienvenue à tous! This year we will be learning lost of different French topics such as: Myself and my family, spelling in French, food, weather and the geography of France. Scroll down for links to songs and games that we do in class.

Autumn Term:

AUTUMN 1

Bonjour
Bonjour, Bonjour! French greetings (Alain le Lait)
La chanson de l’alphabet – as done in class
Listen to the alphabet
 l’Alphabet avec Didou (Didou dessine-moi)
Alphabet games

Léon Le Caméléon (Apollo Apollo)


Family
Ma Famille (Alain le Lait)
educandy games:
Recognising family members – ma sœur etc
Dans ma famille – describe your family

WORDWALL GAMES – family

Ma famille #1

Ma famille #2

Ma famille #3

Ma famille #4

AUTUMN 2

Months, Days & Numbers
C’est les 12 mois de l’année (song by Alain le Lait)

Months Textivate game

Les mois – French months educandy game

Les mois – Educandy spelling game

Les jours de la semaine – Days of the week educandy game
Days and Months online practice game

Numbers 0-15 educandy
Numbers 11-30 educandy

Numbers 15-31 wordwall
Numbers to 50 (song by Alain le Lait)

Birthdays and Dates
Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire? song

Wordwall game: match the dates

Wordwall game: unjumble the sentences


La Chenille Qui Fait Des Trous – The Very Hungry Caterpillar
La Chenille qui fait des trous Eric Carle video
Games:
Vocab activity – educandy

Wordwall matching game

Wordwall sentence building game


SPRING TERM:

LA CHANDELEUR

La Chandeleur | A French Christmas Tradition of Candlemas

On 2nd February in France is the festival of candles, ‘la Chandeleur’. A day for making and eating pancakes!

WORDWALL GAME on the topic of la Chandeleur

SONG: C’est la Chandeleur

ANOTHER SONG: Crepe Party

Food: part 1
J’aime les fruits – I Like Fruits SONG (Alain le Lait)
A trip to the supermarket to buy fruit CLIP (HighFive)
educandy games:
J’aime les fruits – match French and English

J’aime les fruits – match pictures and English

More fruit and vegetables – match pictures and sound

Wordwall games:

Fill the gap with the correct word

Unjumble the letters: fruits and vegetables

Sort into masculine or feminine groups

Extra practice: languagesonline games:
Les Fruits
Une salade de fruits

SPRING 2

Food: part 2
J’ai faim, j’ai soif (Alain le Lait)

Miam, miam! song (Euroclub schools)

Les opinions wordwall game


Wordwall:
Jaime le fromage

Unjumble the letters: other foods
educandy games:
La nourriture – food items
La nourriture – Part 2
Likes and dislikes

French food quiz (Euroclub schools)

A few food items you might avoid!!! (Euroclub schools)


SUMMER TERM:
WEATHER
educandy games:
Describing the weather
The Seasons

Wordwall games

Weather phrases

Match up game 1

Match up game 2

Weather in different towns

Rhyming match up

Unjumble the sentence!

Le temps et les saisons

Weather and seasons quiz

Weather and seasons match up

Quand il fait beau je joue du piano song by Mme Cantin

SUMMER 2

Revision of food items using J’aime: 1

Revision of food items and different opinion verbs: 2

Revision of food items: 3

Wordwall: quiz on ice cream flavours quiz on ice cream flavours + sound to practise pronunciation

Wordwall: buying an ice cream activity

Bastille Day (Fête Nationale du 14 juillet) French National Day
Follow this link for a quiz about le 14 juillet Link to Euroclub Schools
Do you know when the Eiffel Tower was built? Link to Euroclub Schools
La tour Eiffel a des ailes (DokeoTV)
14th July fireworks at the Eiffel Tower (Le Parisien)

Other Activities if time allows
Je suis le musicien (EasyMFL)
Le Cygne – The Dying Swan
Mon petit lapin (Titounis)

ITALIAN

During Y4 we like to introduce pupils to Italian as part of their topic work on the Romans and Italy. We offer Y4 the opportunity to attend a lunchtime club to learn a bit more Italian and all Y4 pupils are most welcome.

This month Newbury Park School is highlighting Italian. Take a look at their super resources.

Newbury Park School Language World link

Digital dialects games

Wordwall introductions matching; reordering game

Wordwall numbers 1-10 spelling; matching

Conosci l’Italia? Discover the geography of Italy

Educandy:

Days of the week

Months of the year

Greetings

How old are you?

I colori – colours. Song to practise colours in Italian

Wordwall colours game

La Pronuncia

It’s really important and empowering to be able to sound out words correctly in a foreign language. Here are some resources to help with pronouncing Italian:

First key sounds: A, E, I, O, U sing along to the VOCALI song

A,E,I,O,U

Siamo cinque e non di più

Siamo lettere speciali

E ci chiamano VOCALI

Italian alphabet: follow this link to hear the letters and this video for more practice

CA, CO, CU, CI, CE, CHI, CHE watch this video to practise these key sounds

GLI, GN watch this video to practise these tricky sounds

LE PIZZE
Wordwall game

Year 5

Bienvenue à tous!
Below you will find link to work done in class and to resources that can help you with your French. This year we continue to focus on phonics, grammar and using the bilingual dictionary as well as various topics which include:

Autumn Term: Personal information; school subjects and opinions
Spring Term: Planets; using adjectives to describe hair, eyes and clothes
Summer Term: Telling the time; sports, likes and dislikes

Autumn Term:
French Phonics
We continue to look at different sounds of French and how they are written. These links maybe useful for further practice:

Léon Le Caméléon (Apollo Apollo)
Practice your French phonics using the wheel!

Bonjour
Bonjour, Bonjour! French greetings (Alain le Lait)

Personal Information / Pets

Pets games links:

Educandy game ; Wordwall game 1; Wordwall game 2; Wordwall game 3

Revision of family vocab
Ma Famille (Alain le Lait)
educandy games:
Recognising family members – ma sœur etc
Dans ma famille – describe your family

WORDWALL GAMES

Ma famille #1

Ma famille #2

Ma famille #3

Ma famille #4

Revision
C’est les 12 mois de l’année (song by Alain le Lait)
Revision of common questions and answers using educandy
Another educandy game which focuses on accuracy

Numbers
Les nombres 0-10
Les nombres 11-20
Les nombres -60
Numbers song to 50

AUTUMN 2: School

A primary school in Marseille (BBCBitesize)
L’école en France School in France (BBCBitesize)
educandy games:
School subjects in French
Likes and Dislikes
Les Matières practice wheel

Wordwall game: subjects

Wordwall game: match the French and English (extra subjects)

Wordwall game: le, la, l’ or les?

Wordwall: tu aimes les maths? (matching)

Wordwall: j’aime les maths (reorder the sentences)

Wordwall game: likes and dislikes and why

Wordwall game: unjumble the sentences

Spring Term :
SPRING 1 Planets

Wordwall games:

Label the planets correctly

Practise spelling the planets

Practise the order of the planets – in French, of course!

Can you match the planets according to their descriptions?
educandy games:
Les planètes – position of the planets
Describing the planets

Links to clips:
Le Système solaire (Club Jeunes Science Menzel Temime)
European Space Agency for kids


SPRING 2: DESCRIPTIONS

EYES/HAIR

Wordwall game

Anagram game


CLOTHES VOCABULARY

Match the clothes items

Masculine or feminine? sorting game

Anagrams

DESCRIBING CLOTHES

Un pull bleu… matching. What do you notice?

Bleu, bleue, bleus, bleues Practice using ‘bleu’

Noir, noire, noirs, noires Practice using ‘noir’

Blanc, blanche, blancs, blanches Practice using ‘blanc’

Anagrams

WHO IS WEARING WHICH ITEMS?

Je porte, tu portes…

educandy games:
Clothes
Matching clothes
les vêtements

Summer Term :

QUELLE HEURE EST-IL?

Wordwall quiz

Wordwall: quarter and half past

Educandy time game

Numbers to 60: educandy game

24 hour clock educandy game

LES SPORTS

Je joue et je fais Wordwall game

I do or I play? Wordwall game

Le, la or l’? Wordwall game


Bastille Day (Fête Nationale du 14 juillet) French National Day

Follow this link for a quiz about le 14 juillet Euroclub Schools

Facts about France Euroclub schools

La Tour Eiffel

Do you know when the Eiffel Tower was built and why? Euroclub Schools
Quiz on the Eiffel Tower Euroclub schools

La tour Eiffel a des ailes (DokeoTV)
14th July fireworks at the Eiffel Tower (Le Parisien)

Digital Dialects
Digital Dialects is a useful website where French native speakers say vocabulary items to help with pronunciation. try these links:
Phrases
Numbers 1-12
Animals
Spelling various vocab items
Colour

Reference
Collins online French/English bilingual dictionary

Year 6

Bienvenue à tous!
Below you will find links to work done in class and to resources that can help you with your French. This year continues our focus on phonics and we will get to grips with French grammar. We will revise some familiar topics and learn some new ones as follows:

Autumn Term: All about me, spelling and phonics; My town
Spring Term: Transport and getting around; learning about France and other Francophone countries
Summer Term: Une visite en France; consolidation, grammar work and preparation for the next stage

We also encourage you to use Duolingo to help develop your skills in French or other languages. If you have lost your login details please ask Mme Taylor for a reminder. Educandy is also very useful for practising the topics we have covered in class, see the links below:

Autumn Term:
AUTUMN 1

French Phonics
We have been looking at different sounds of French and how they are written. These links may be useful for further practice:

Practise French sounds
Léon Le Caméléon (Apollo Apollo)

Classroom Language
educandy games:
On parle français en classe!
Revision of Personal Information: BRILLIANT CONVERSATIONS!

Wordwall game – spelling

Wordwall game 1 all about Lisa

Wordwall game 2 all about Tom

Wordwall game 3 all about Paul

Educandy games – similar to Wordwall but using educandy instead

Educandy game 1

Educandy game 2

Educandy game 3

QUESTIONS ET REPONSES

Questions and answers on personal information

Wordwall game 1

Wordwall game 2

Wordwall game 3

Wordwall extension game

AUTUMN 2: VERB WORK

J’ai faim, je mange… song (Alain le Lait)

Wordwall game 1: match the verbs from the song

Wordwall game 2 to practise the verbs from the song

Wordwall game 3 to practise the verbs from the song in context

Wordwall sentence building game

Wordwall more sentence building

Wordwall unjumble the sentences

Quand je vais à l’école song and game 1 game 2

1.Saying what is/isn’t in our town using il y a and il n’y a pas de

Places in town Educandy game One & Educandy game Two
Dans ma ville Wordwall anagram game

Dans ma ville il y a... Wordwall sentence building matching game and missing word game

2. Giving opinions about our town: j’aime ma ville car…

Opinions about town (Educandy)
What we like about our town (Educandy)

Why I like my town (Wordwall anagram game)

3. Saying what you can do in your town On peut regarder un match au stade etc
Wordwall game

4. Extra practice and more places in town: languagesonline games:
En ville



Spring Term:

Places in town part 2 and getting around
Quand je vais à l’école – revise the places in town
Travel to school:educandy game

Wordwall games:

Les transports: match up game

Comment vas-tu à l’école? Link

On bouge! Qui, où, comment?

ALLER verb practice

France and Francophone countries

Comment tu t’appelles? Comptines d’Afrique

Tête épaules genoux pieds, nous dansons comme ça Comptines d’Afrique

Dans Paris il y a une rue – Poem by Paul Eluard
 À Paris, il y a – In Paris there is

Languages spoken in the world Try this genially online challenge!

Label the francophone countries!

Try this wordwall quiz on francophone countries

And this quiz too!


Summer Term:

Où habites-tu?

We are using materials from the Oak National Academy to consolidate and deepen our ability to talk about where we live. You could follow these links for further practice at home:

Lesson 1: Saying your nationality

Lesson 2: Saying which country you live in and which languages you speak

Lesson 3: Using the negative: where you don’t live etc

Lesson 4: Consolidation of this topic

Wordwall: fill the gaps

Wordwall: label the map

Wordwall: match countries, languages and nationalities

Wordwall: match the French and English key vocab

Wordwall: male or female? Sort the nationalities


Revision: Ma famille

WORDWALL label the family tree

EDUCANDY matching game

EDUCANDY practise spelling family members

EDUCANDY describing your family


Bastille Day (Fête Nationale du 14 juillet) French National Day
Follow this link for a quiz about le 14 juillet
Do you know when the Eiffel Tower was built?
La tour Eiffel a des ailes (DokeoTV)
14th July fireworks at the Eiffel Tower (Le Parisien)
Euroclub schools facts about France
Euroclub schools quiz on the Eiffel Tower

Digital Dialects
Digital Dialects is a useful website where French native speakers say vocabulary items to help with pronunciation. try these links:
Phrases
Numbers 1-12
Animals
Spelling various vocab items
Colours

Reference
Collins online French/English bilingual dictionary

GRAMMAR CLUB

Interested in gaining a deeper knowledge of French? Follow the links below.

PERSONAL PRONOUNS: who is who in verb form? Wordwall game

Recognising INFINITIVES: wordwall sorting game

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Regular verb PARLER – to speak Wordwall game1; wordwall game 2

Educandy games with regular verbs:

J’aime’ and ‘Je n’aime pas’I like/don’t like
Aimerto like
Aimerto like in French phrases
Mangerto eat

Irregular verb ÊTRE – to be Wordwall game

Irregular verb AVOIR – to have Wordwall game

avoir’ – to have.
J’ai = I have
tu as = you have (singular)
il a = he has
elle a = she has
nous avons = we have
vous avez = you have (plural or formal)
ils ont = they have
elles ont = they have (all female)

Go to educandy :
Avoirto have
Avoirto have in French phrases

Making negatives : wordwall game

CHRISTMAS songs and links

Calendrier de l’Avent interactive advent calendar in French

SONGS

Quand le Père Noël vient me visiter song

L’as-tu vu, le petit bonhomme au chapeau pointu song

Trotte, trotte renne rose song

Mon beau sapin traditional song

Douce nuit, sainte nuit Silent Night in French

Il est né le divin enfant traditional song

EUROCLUB SCHOOLS LINKS

Euroclub schools Christmas quiz

Christmas in France information link

GAMES

Quand le Père Noël vient me visiter wordwall game link to song

Christmas vocab match up wordwall game

Another match up game wordwall

Christmas food in France educandy game

Choisis le bon numéro wordwall numbers game

EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES                                  

Each year on 26th September people throughout  Europe celebrate all the languages spoken across the world and here at home. Follow the links below for some fun and fascinating activities! 

Official European Day of Languages website

Hello to all the children of the world song

Some basic phrases in LOTS of languages! Click on each one to hear 

Say ‘Hello’ in many different languages! 

Interactive translation tool

‘I am your father!’

‘Let it go!’

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