Presentation on theme: "City of Edinburgh French Early Level Colours Early Level Significant Aspects of Learning Use language in a range of contexts and across learning Develop."— Presentation transcript:
Early Level Significant Aspects of Learning Use language in a range of contexts and across learning Develop confidence and enthusiasm to communicate using the language being learnt Begin to develop an awareness of other countries, cultures and languages Listen and join in with simple songs, stories and rhymes Explore and recognise patterns and sounds of language through listening, watching and playing Understand, respond to and say simple greetings and personal information (e.g. name) Repeat and understand simple familiar language from a familiar source Actively take part in simple daily routine language Participate in familiar games including outdoor learning Begin to explore resources to support my learning e.g. picture dictionaries
Vocabulary Colours Aim to teach at least 5 of the colours at Early Level initially and build up as pupils progress towards First Level. C’est de quelle couleur? What colour is it? C’est It is bleu blue blancwhite rougered vert green jaune yellow rose pink noirblack gris grey violetpurple marron brown
Embedding the language Whenever colours feature as part of an activity or story ask the question, “C’est de quelle couleur?” to prompt pupils to tell you what colour something is in French. For example in art activities, colour mixing, stories, looking a pictures etc.
Sample activities You will find a bank of sample activities which you can use to practise the vocabulary in the classroom. This is not a prescriptive list of activities and you can use or adapt them to suit the needs of your class.
1.Trouve le means “Find the” 2.Pupils have a selection of objects which are different colours in front of them. 3.Teacher calls out “trouve le” and adds a colour onto the end e.g. Trouve le rouge! 4.The pupils must then hold up whichever object is that colour. 5.You can ask pupils to then say what colour it is e.g. C’est rouge. 6.Pupils can also then take a turn of asking others to “Trouve le…”
Colours circle game 1.Pupils sit in a circle, close their eyes and count to ten in French – “fermez les yeux!” 2.Whilst they are counting the teacher puts an object in the centre of the circle. 3.Once they reach ten they open their eyes (ouvrez les yeux!) 4.They then have to say what colour the object is. 5.This can be extended by passing the object around the circle and counting and whoever it lands on at the count of ten, has to say what colour it is e.g. “C’est bleu” or just “bleu”
1.Modelling dough is a good kinesthetic way to reinforce the colours and can be used to create objects with the teacher asking for particular colours in French. 2.For example can ask pupils to “Créez quelquechose de couleur…bleu!” (create something…blue!) and then they pick the correct colour and make an object. 3.Another approach would be to combine numbers and colours e.g. Cinq rouges! And pupils would have to form whatever number of coloured balls using the modelling dough.
1.Pupils have to look at the following pictures and say what the colour is in French using “C’est” + the colour. 2.You could continue this in class and ask pupils to pick up objects around the room, show them to the rest of the class and ask, “C’est de quelle couleur?” 3.Note that when C’est is followed by a vowel in French, you pronounce the t e.g. C’est orange. Otherwise, the t at the end of C’est is silent!
Songs and videos! You will find a bank of sample songs and videos which you can use to practise the vocabulary in the classroom. This is not a prescriptive list of songs and you can use or adapt them to suit the needs of your class.
Poème des couleurs C’est rouge? Oui, c’est rouge! C’est vert? Oui, c’est vert! C’est orange? Oui! C’est orange! C’est jaune? Oui, c’est jaune! Qu’est-ce que c’est? C’est un arc en ciel!
Couleurs (to tune for Frère Jacques) Bleu, blanc, jaune, vert Violet Orange, gris et marron Rouge, noir, rose
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