2 Early Level Significant Aspects of Learning Use language in a range of contexts and across learningDevelop confidence and enthusiasm to communicate using the language being learntBegin to develop an awareness of other countries, cultures and languagesListen and join in with simple songs, stories and rhymesExplore and recognise patterns and sounds of language through listening, watching and playingUnderstand, respond to and say simple greetings and personal information (e.g. name)Repeat and understand simple familiar language from a familiar sourceActively take part in simple daily routine languageParticipate in familiar games including outdoor learningBegin to explore resources to support my learning e.g. picture dictionaries
3 Vocabulary1. GreetingsBuild into daily routines starting with Bonjour and Au revoir and then gradually adding in more vocabulary as learners progress.Bonjour HelloBonjour HelloBonjour Madame! Hello MissBonjour Monsieur! Hello SirSalut! HiOn fait l’appel We will take the registerFais dodo Go to sleepBonne nuit GoodnightAu revoir Goodbye
12 Embedding the language Do the register in French each morning – teacher says, “on fait l’appel” and pupils respond with “bonjour”.Use a Bonjour song and/or an Au revoir song at the start and end of each day.Use Fais dodo and bonne nuit with a French puppet. You can “put him to bed” at the end of a French lesson getting the class to say “Fais dodo + name” and then saying bonne nuit to him instead of goodbye .
13 Sample activitiesYou 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.You will find a set of more challenging activities in First Level Greetings.
14 Bonjour ou Bonne nuit?Pupils look at the selection of photos and then decide if they would say this is bonjour or bonne nuit?This can be further extended to create a wall display if doing day and night paintings for example.Bonjour ou Bonne nuit? Look at the photos and decide if you would say Bonjour (literally this means good day) or Bonne nuit (good night).I have experienced the wonder of looking at the vastness of the sky, and can recognise the sun, moon and stars and link them to daily patterns of life.SCN 0-06a
15 Bonjour ou bonne nuit? les photos Regardez décidez si et ou Bonjour! Hello or Good night? Look at the photos and decide if you would say Bonjour or Bonne nuit.ouBonjour!Bonne nuit!
22 Toc, toc, toc!If you are using a puppet for French, you can keep it in a box with a lid on it (its bed) and ask the pupils to knock on the door to wake him/her up by saying “Toc, toc, toc”.When he “wakes up” they can then say Bonjour! to the puppet.When it’s time for him to go back to bed, they can then say “Fais dodo, au revoir, bonne nuit” etc.If you like you can also add in “reveille-toi” which means wake up.Toc, toc, toc! means knock, knock, knock.
23 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.You will find a set of more supported activities in Early Feelings and more challenging activities in Level 2 Feelings.
24 Bonjour Madame – songTry choosing a song which you can use to start off everyday with! Bonjour à tous means hello to you all.
25 Deux petits oiseauxDeux petits oiseaux Assis sur une branche Je m’appelle Fifi Je m’appelle Blanche Au revoir Fifi Au revoir BlancheThis is two little dickie birds but in French. It translates as “Two little birds, sitting on a branch, I’m callled Fifi, I’m called Blanche, Goodbye Fifi, Goodbye Blanche. The following slide links to a clip of this on youtube.