French and the Eurovision Song Contest

Using the concept of the Eurovision Song Contest to inspire pupils when writing original songs in French, using vocabulary from years 3 and 4, including rhyming sounds. Learning additional music vocabulary and expanding their knowledge of the French names of European countries. Exploring new sentence constructions to talk about playing an instrument and expressing likes and dislikes about different styles of music.


Lessons

Lesson 1: Musical instruments in French

To say which musical instrument you play or that you don’t play an instrument

Lesson 2: Musical genres in French

To say what kind of music you like

Lesson 3: France and the countries of Europe

To research and write information about European countries in French

Lesson 4: Writing songs and rehearsals in French

To write a short, simple text, using familiar language

Lesson 5: French singing contest – grand finale

To perform a song in French from memory with accurate pronunciation

Key skills

  • Recognising and answering simple

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Key knowledge

  • To know that ‘de’

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Key vocabulary

le piano - the piano

le violon - the violin

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Unit resources

Assessment French Y4: French and the Eurovision Song Contest

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. Use

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Knowledge organiser

Knowledge organiser for the Year 4

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Subject resources

French: Long-term plans

A suggested order for teaching French

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National curriculum mapping

This National curriculum mapping document shows

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French: Pupil progression of skills

Progression documents showing how skills and

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Curriculum planning Pupil progression of skills

The key skills and knowledge covered

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Equipment list

A list of suggested resources for

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Assessment

An assessment spreadsheet for French including

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