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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.

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?, What is your name? (Basho & Friends)

Numbers

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

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)

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)
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)

Colours
educandy games:
Match the French to the colours / French and English
languagesonline games:
Les colours
Practise colours (Titounis)
Colours song (Titounis)

Parts of the body
Les parties du corps (Titounis)
Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds (Titounis)
Jean petit 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)

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)

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:
La Phonique
Learning how the specific sounds of French are written is very important and we often look at this in class. You could try practising at home to increase your confidence.
Y3 La Phonique (Powerpoint adapted from Rachel Hawkes)

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

How old are you? Wordwall games:

game 1

game 2

Spring Term:
Colours
educandy games:
Match the French to the colours
Match the colours French and English
Spelling colours in French
Wordwall:
Les couleurs anagram game
languagesonline games:
Les colours
DigitalDialects:
Colour spelling game
Colour in French
Colour spelling game 2

Classroom Objects and Phrases
educandy games:
Dans ma trousse – Classroom Objects
Les objets de la classe
Wordwall:
En classe – unscramble the classroom object anagrams

Summer Term:
Animals
educandy games:
Des animaux – Match the animals
As-tu un animal? – Do you have a pet?
Une souris verte… – Describing pets
Au magasin des animaux – Describing animals at the pet shop
Other online links:
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
Le Tour De France
2022 Tour route – Download link for course map (le Tour.fr)
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?

Euro Féminin 2022 Do you know which countries are taking part in the Women’s Euros?

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 pets, 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:
French Phonics
Knowing the different sounds of French and how they are written is key to developing confident and independent learners. These links may be useful for further practice:

Y4 La Phonique (Powerpoint adapted from RachelHawkes)
Léon Le Caméléon (Apollo Apollo)

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

Revision of pets

educandy games:
Des animaux – Match the animals
As-tu un animal? – Do you have a pet?

French Alphabet
We have learned that in French the alphabet sounds are said differently than in English. We have practised spelling out our names so that a French person would understand. Here are some useful resources:


La chanson de l’alphabet – as done in class
Listen to the alphabet
 l’Alphabet avec Didou (Didou dessine-moi)
Alphabet games

Months, Days & Numbers
Les 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

1-10 en français languagesonline
11-20 en français languagesonline
Numbers 0-10 educandy
Numbers 0-15 educandy
Numbers 11-30 educandy
Numbers to 50 (song by Alain le Lait)

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

Wordwall game: match the dates


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:
Food: part 1
J’aime les fruits – I Like Fruits (Alain le Lait)
A trip to the supermarket to buy fruit (HighFive)
educandy games:
J’aime les fruits
which fruits I like/dislike
Les légumes
languagesonline games:
Les Fruits
Une salade de fruits

Food: part 2
J’ai faim, j’ai soif (Alain le Lait)
Wordwall:
Jaime le fromage
educandy games:
La nourriture – food items
La nourriture – Part 2
Likes and dislikes
At the café (link to Miam miam song)


Summer Term:
Weather
educandy games:
Describing the weather
The Seasons

Les Sports
Le Tour De France
2022 Tour route – Download link for course map

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)

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; telling the time
Summer Term: Using adjectives to describe clothes; 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:

Key sounds and practice Y5 La Phonique (Powerpoint adapted from RachelHawkes)
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

Revision of common questions and answers using educandy
Another educandy game which focuses on accuracy

Revision of Food: part 1
J’aime les fruits – I Like Fruits (Alain le Lait)
educandy games:
J’aime les fruits
which fruits I like/dislike
Les légumes
languagesonline games:
Les Fruits
Une salade de fruits

Food: part 2
J’ai faim, j’ai soif (Alain le Lait)
Wordwall:
Jaime le fromage
educandy games:
La nourriture – food items
La nourriture – Part 2
Likes and dislikes

Numbers
Numbers 1-9
Song 1-10
1-10 en francais game
Un, deux, trois nous irons au bois song
educandy games:
Les nombres 0-10
Les nombres 11-20
Les nombres -60
Numbers song to 50

AUTUMN 2: School
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 game: likes and dislikes and why

Wordwall game: unjumble the sentences

Spring Term:
Planets
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

Telling the Time
The skeleton song
educandy games:
Quelle heure est-il?
Times with quarter and half past
languagesonline games:
Quelle heure est-il?
Telling the time
Telling the time – Harder
Days of the week
Months of the year


Summer Term:
Descriptions: Les vêtements
Les vêtements – Clothes (Alain le Lait)
Clothes and adjectives
educandy games:
Clothes
Matching clothes
les vêtements
Wordwall games:
Clothes
practising the verb ‘porter’ to wear
Describing clothes

Les Sports

Je joue et je fais Wordwall game

I do or I play? Wordwall game

Le, la or l’? Wordwall game
Le Tour de France 2022
For more information
See the route in 3D

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: Learning about France and other Francophone countries; transport and getting around
Summer Term: 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:
Key sounds and practise Y6 La Phonique (Powerpoint adapted from RachelHawkes)
Léon Le Caméléon (Apollo Apollo)
Classroom Language
educandy games:
On parle français en classe!
Revision of Personal InformationWordwall game

BRILLIANT CONVERSATIONS!

Educandy game 1 Educandy game 2 Educandy game 3

French Alphabet
We have learned that in French the alphabet sounds are said differently than in English. We have practised spelling out our names so that a French person would understand. Here are some useful resources:
La chanson de l’alphabet – as done in class
Listen to the alphabet
Months, Days & Numbers
Days and Months online practice game
Numbers 11-50
Birthdays and Dates
Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?

AUTUMN 2: PLACES IN TOWN

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:

France and Francophone countries

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

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

Summer Term:

Verb Work
We will look at the forms of various French verbs, beginning with ‘avoir’ – to have.

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)

The verb ‘aimer’ = to like
Using J’aime and je n’aime pas

Go to educandy to practise at home:
Avoirto have
Avoirto have in French phrases
J’aime’ and ‘Je n’aime pas’I like/don’t like
Aimerto like
Aimerto like in French phrases
Mangerto eat


Extras!
Les Sports
Tour de France route – link to le tour.fr
See the route in 3D link to le tour.fr

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