French and the Eurovision Song Contest
This unit uses the concept of the Eurovision Song Contest to get pupils to work in groups writing their own original songs in French, using vocabulary largely drawn from years 3 and 4, including paying attention to rhyming sounds. The children learn additional musical instrument and musical genre vocabulary and expand their knowledge of the French names for European countries. They learn new sentence constructions to say that they play an instrument and live in a particular country and learn how to express likes and dislikes about different styles of music. The focus of lessons 4 and 5 provide opportunities to expand the learning over additional teaching time, to revise all vocabulary and grammar learning from years 3 and 4 and combine the unit with lessons in Art, Music and Geography.
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Lesson 3: France and the countries of Europe
Learning and memorising names of European countries and how to say you live in a country, using the correct preposition, researching and creating a poster about a character living in that country, and writing statements about the music the character likes and instruments they play.