In the classroom

This topic focuses on the commands and objects of the classroom, gender and size, with children responding to simple instructions, learning the items commonly found in a school bag, reading and understanding short sentences and presenting a spoken text

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Lesson 1: Follow the teacher

Children learn common classroom instructions through games including; 'Répétez si c'est vrai', Kim's Game, a word and action matching game and 'Jacques a dit!' - the French version of ‘Simon Says’

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Lesson 2: Pencils at the ready

Children learn the names of common classroom items and that each item is either 'masculine' or 'feminine' so preceded by 'un' or 'une', consolidating their learning by singing a song and playing games

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Lesson 3: To have or have not

Asking the question 'Tu as un/une…?' children circulate around the room trying to guess classroom items their peers are hiding behind their backs, before playing the card game 'Happy School Bag Families'

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Lesson 4: School bag detectives

With a focus on the written word, pupils read descriptions of items, matching them to the correct image then design and write about the contents of a school bag, using the appropriate article and plural endings

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Lesson 5: Dans mon sac

Using their learning from the topic, children work in groups to plan a presentation about a school bag; including several items they have as well as something they don't, giving information about size and colour

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Presentation - Key Vocabulary and Pronunciation - Lessons 1-5

Open in presentation mode and click on the dots to hear the sound recordings in French