French numbers, calendars and birthdays

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: Learning numbers 1-31 in French

Introduce to the children the French for numbers 1-31 and use this vocabulary to complete mathematical calculations


Lesson 2: Days of the week in French

Children learn the French days of the week to the tune of ‘Camptown Races’ and the vocabulary for yesterday, tomorrow and today so they can describe their week


Lesson 3: Months of the year in French

Learning the months of the year in French through song, using the internet to find out in which months various French festivals fall.


Lesson 4: Seasons and dates in French

Using their recently learnt vocabulary for the months of the year and numbers one 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


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 gâteau (cake)