Birthdays-numbers, dates and celebrating in French

Children learn French numbers 1-31, the days of the week, months of the year, dates and seasons through maths and songs, as well as class surveys and research of French festivals before celebrating with a traditional French birthday celebration in the classroom

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Lesson 1: Numbers 1-31 in French

Children are introduced to the numbers 1-31 and use this vocabulary to complete mathematical calculations

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Lesson 2: Days of the week in French

To the tune of ‘Camptown Races’ children learn the days of the week, the vocabulary to describe: yesterday, tomorrow and today and describe the activities they undertake in their week

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Lesson 3: Months of the year in French

After learning the months of the year in French through song, children work with a partner and use the internet to find out in which months various French festivals fall

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Lesson 4: Seasons and dates in French

Using their recently learnt vocabulary for the months of the year and numbers to 31, pupils carry out a class survey to find out the dates of their peers' birthdays and translate written dates from English to French

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Lesson 5: Celebrating a French birthday

After receiving an invitation to a class birthday party, children learn about the similarities and differences between traditional birthday celebrations in France and England and conclude the topic by singing Joyeux Anniversaire (Happy Birthday) and eating le gateau (cake)

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