Before the lesson
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- To be able to say which musical instrument you play or that you don’t play an instrument.
Pupils should be taught to:
- Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
- Engage in conversations
- Ask and answer questions
- Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words
- Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
- 2 Listen for specific words and phrases
- 4 Ask and answer questions on several topics
- Yr 3 KAL Recognise question forms and negatives
- L4.1 match phrases and short sentences to pictures
During the week
- Practise asking the question Tu joues d’un instrument? and get the children to conduct a survey in the class or amongst members of staff.
- Listen to the Link: ‘Teachers TV: Primary French – La Musique et les Instruments’ on SafeShare.TV and see if the children can pick out any more words.
- Play Pictionary – the children work in small groups of three or four. One draws a musical instrument and the rest of the group must guess the name of the instrument by asking, ‘Tu joues du/de la…’? The children take take it in turns to ensure everyone gets to practise their new vocabulary. Alternatively, the children could play a ‘Charades’ version of the game, where they mime the instrument they are pretending to play.
- If possible, tie the learning into a music lesson. Listen to a piece of music and ask the children to listen and try to pick out individual instruments that they hear and give the name in French.