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 gateau (cake)

Learning Objectives

  • Learning about the similarities and differences between traditional birthday celebrations in France and England

  • Saying words related to birthdays and parties

  • Writing a wish list for birthday gifts

Lesson Plan

Similarities and differences between birthday celebrations in France and England
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Teacher Video: Celebrating a French birthday

Presentation: Key Vocabulary and Pronunciation -Celebrating a French birthday

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Presentation: C’est la fête

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Resources

Activity: La liste de souhaits
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Activity: C’est la fête template
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Created by:
Simone Haughey,  
Languages specialist
Previously a generalist Primary teacher for 12 years, Simone now specialises in Languages. She is MFL Consultant and Languages Teacher at Robin Hood Primary. Her work with Mandarin Chinese led to the IoE Confucius Institute for Schools awarding her school with Confucius…
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