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KS1 French Day ideas please

Discussion in 'Primary' started by rachaelturner, May 6, 2008.

  1. I am doing something similar (doing a whole 4 weeks on France) and I am also suck for ideas.

    I thought about taking the children on a holiday to France. What mode of transport can we take etc

    Then taste French food, listen to french music and also learn some frence phrases.

    Thats all I can think of but I don't think it will last 4 weeks.

  2. Probably French music, as putting vocab on display is not a great idea (children won't pronounce properly). There are lots of good songs which we use for teaching time, weather, days, months, etc. Do the register in French every day and if they can learn numbers to 20 you can do some mental in French too. If you're doing French food, plan to make it into a cafe, decorate it and give everyone jobs and phrases. No wine unfortunately but you could do Ribena!
  3. mancminx

    mancminx New commenter

    i did something like that last year. we tasted different breads, cheeses, pastries.
    The chn loved it. I wore a beret and a stripy T shirt (sorry) and had some french music in the background.
    The chn all seemed to enjoy it.
    good luck.
  4. funkyfairy2004

    funkyfairy2004 New commenter

    thank you for all the lovely ideas, I'm quite looking forward to it now!!
  5. on my last placement children had french lessons and year 2 learnt heads, shoulders, knees and toes in french and loved it but not sure where you would get it from (luckily they had a TA who was french in school)
  6. runaway

    runaway New commenter

    Our whole KS1 class built a boat of chairs/boxes and all got in and sailed to France (photos on IWB and a Google maps route that sort of 'drives' you along the route). We had some amazing 'weather' on route and sang Frere Jacques' as 'the crossing is quite long'.

    We tried croissants and pain au chocolat and played 'boules' (see Early Start for a video) which is like a children's version of 'petanque',before sailing home again.
  7. runaway

    runaway New commenter

    Also you might get some more ideas/resources from these links:

    http://primarymfl.ning.com/ (a network of teachers and classroom assistants teaching languages in UK Primary schools)

    http://primarymfl.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=738935%3ABlogPost%3A13602 ( an idea from the above site about teaching colours for example to ks1)

    http://www.deseducation.org/view_folder.asp?folderid=1332... Sequence of work for teaching based around the Rainbow Fish/ Handa's surprise in French

    Barnaby Bear goes to Paris

    French Day ideas from Junior education (could be adapted) http://magazines.scholastic.co.uk/content/2117

    Little Eiffel Tower to cut out http://papertoys.com/eiffel.htm

    and http://www.mamalisa.com/world/france.html Children's Songs, Nursery Rhymes and Traditional Music from Around the World - this link takes you directly to the French part - but you can search by language and geographically. All songs have English translations/equivalent, many have mp3 music.

    Bon Voyage!
  8. We had a French cafe. KS2 children were waiters / waitresses, french music playing in background, children trying pain au chocolat, croissants, hot chocolate etc. Children loved it (beware of stereotypes though!)

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