Taster class Week 10 Jan-April

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Bonjour

Avez-vous passé une bonne semaine ? [ah-vay voo pah-ssay oon bon seul-men] have you had a lovely week? C’est le printemps [say leuh prahn-tohm] it’s the spring, il faisait beau [eel fay-zay boh] it was lovely weather and it was la fête des mères [lah get day mer] Mother’s Day... that made my week extra special.

This week, your worksheet is a compliment to the song we will be introducing, Head, shoulders, knees and feet [tet ay-pol jeuh-noo ay pee-ay] Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds. You can either write, copy or cut out the words to stick into the boxes. We will focus on the first four words of the song this week, whilst reinforcing previously learned body parts. You have 2 worksheets in the material section of your class, one for les filles [lay fee] the girls and one for les garçons [lay gar-ssohn] the boys.

The main focus body parts vocabulary below, is also in the material section of your class. You will use it for reference throughout the half term.

Taster class Week 10 Jan-April - The LingoLab
une fille [oon fee] a girl

Remember, when we focus on particular vocabulary and learn it in a multi-sensory fashion, by making it visual, saying it, doing it, being it and repeating and repeating, it is more likely to stay in your long-term memory.

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Click the link below to access your class link to your ON DEMAND class link from our LIVE ZOOM class. Please read the class instructions below to discover the resources you need to best interact with Gill and Sébastien in class.

Resources you will need to interact with Gill and Sébastien in class

At home continue to reinforce colours violet [vee-oh-lay] purple, bleu [bleuh[ blue, orange [oh-ronj] orange, vert [ver] green, rose [rohz] pink, jaune [joh-n] yellow et rouge[rooj] red.

  • As this half term is all about body parts, much of your games and reinforcement will be using actual body parts. Make sure you say the body parts as you touch them to help to reinforce.
  • Numbers written on paper for your child to count with you as we do in class.
  • A dance scarf or towel to hide different body parts for our song Je cache mes yeux [jeuh cash may yeuh] I hide my eyes.
  • A pen to draw body parts and Monsieur Pouce.
  • Feathers, in the next few weeks we will be using feathers, you might wish to purchase some, they are great for reinforcing colours and pointing to body parts.
  • The main focus vocabulary for this half term is your Body Parts vocabulary PDF in the Materials Section of your class and above.

You could make a display of all of the worksheets that the children have completed so far. Make a big fuss, of them and you could even make your own French book!

What we will be doing in class

knees
les genoux [lay jeuh-noo] the knees

It has been lots of fun learning body parts with you. This week, our focus word will be les genoux [lay jeuh-noo] the knees.

We will continue to reinforce and build upon previous learning eg, la tête [lah tet] the head, les oreilles [lay-zoh-ray] the ears and les yeux [lay-zyeuh] the eyes, les pieds [lay pee-ay] the feet, les mains [lay mahn] the hands, we will also reinforce these and les doigts [lay dwa] the fingers.

We will sing Alouette, gentille alouette [ah-loo-et jon-tee ah-loo-et] Skylark, kind skylark, not forgetting to reinforce some colours with les plumes [lay pleuwms] the feathers! Our next new song is a good one pour rester en forme [poor ret-stay ohn form] the keep fit! It’s Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds [tet ay-pol jeuh-noo ay pee-ay] Head, shoulders, knees and toes.

All the body parts vocabulary you need is in the materials section of this class.

Don’t forget to continue to reinforce at home, colours and family vocabulary that we have previously learned throughout the series of classes. You can revisit these classes on your dashboard to recall any vocabulary that you might like to see.

Here are some of the main focus vocabulary that we will be exploring during the class and in our songs and finger rhymes.

les yeux [lay-zyeuh] the eyes

le nez [leuh nay] the nose

la bouche [lah boosh] the mouth

les oreilles [lay-zoh-ray] the ears

la main [lah mahn] the hand

le pied [leuh pee-ay] the foot

la tête [lah tet] the head

les épaules [lay-zay-pohl] the shoulders

les genoux [lay jeuh-noo] the knees

Let’s focus on the song Alouette, gentille alouette [ah-loo-et, jon-tee ah-loo-et] Skylark, kind skylark

The song Alouette is a traditional French song in which the poor oiseau [wah-zoh] bird is plucked! Je te plumerai la tête [jeuh teuh pleuwm-euh-ray lah tet] I will pluck your head. Sounds awfully harsh, la pauvre alouette [lah poh-vreuh ah-loo-et] skylark! We sing the song with a #MakingLanguagesFun twist to help you and your child remember the words for different body parts. Watch the videoclip of the traditional version of the song below too and sing the body parts for the bird as you learned in week 9 from your worksheet in the material section of that class.

alouette
je te plumerai la tête [jeuh teuh pleuw-meuh-ray lah tet] I will pluck your head

Try to see if you can spot the difference between the words for feet for a bird and for a human. During our class and whilst you are practicing at home, point to your body parts as you say them. Use une plume [oon pleuwm] a feather or une baguette magique [oon bah-get mah-jeek] magic wand, or even une cuillière [kwee-yer] a spoon as a pointer! If you have a feather, don’t forget to point out what colour it is to reinforce colours too. In the next class you will learn more about the song and what it is all about.

Let’s focus on the song Alouette, gentille alouette [ah-loo-et, jon-tee ah-loo-et] Skylark, kind skylark

Let’s introduce the song Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds [tet ay-pol jeuh-noo ay pee-ay] Head, shoulders, knees and toes.

learning body parts in French
We will learn Body parts in French

Who doesn’t love singing Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds [tet ay-pol jeuh-noo ay pee-ay] Head, shoulders, knees and toes? Levez-vous [leuh-vay voo] stand up with me as we sing the song.

Point to the body parts as you sing them too. Let’s make our class an active one. Kinaesthetic activities are another way of helping us to remember what we learn in class. Remember, The LingoLab teaching method is about doing several learning styles at one, not just one!

We will also sing the song Je cache mes yeux [jeuh cash mayz yeuh] I hide my eyes

We will reinforce the verbs and prepositions that we have learned in the song using our dance scarves again. Let’s practice en haut [on-noh] up above, en bas [oh-bah] down below and derrière [der-ee-er] behind. The rest of the words for the song are below.

Copy Gill and put your hands in the air, behind your back and we will add in some familiar extra prepositions to help reinforce our learning.

Je cache mes yeux [jeuh cash may zyeuh] I hide my eyes,

Je montre mes yeux [jeuh mohn-treuh may-zyeuh] I show my eyes,

Je mets mes mains en l’air [jeuh may may mahn ohn layr] I put my hands in the air,

Je mets mes mains derrière [jeuh may may mahn de-ree-er leuh doh] I put my hands behind my back.

Sans dire un mot chut [sohn deer uhn moh cheuwt] without saying a word.

Taster class Week 10 Jan-April - The LingoLab
Je mets mes mains en l’air [jeuh may may mahn ohn layr] I put my hands in the air

We will reinforce counting again to 20and maybe even further!

Taster class Week 10 Jan-April - The LingoLab
vingt [vahn] twenty

Watch the videoclips to help you prepare for class:

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Source YouTube:
Kids Super Songs Français Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds
Source: YouTube Les Papatons: Alouette, Gentille Alouette
Source: YouTube: Learn French through music: FRENCH Numbers Song 1-20 ♫ Compter jusqu’à 20 ♫ Comptine des Chiffres ♫ Learn French

Language Learning Challenge

We have been focusing on body part vocabulary for a few weeks. Reinforcing learning at home is so important, but we always say #MakingLanguagesFun is just as important or, more important for life long learning to make learning fun and involve other family members too.

This week your language learning challenge is to watch the video, Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds [tet ay-pol jeuh-noo ay pee-ay] Head, shoulders, knees and toes? We never advise just watching a video, we also like you to make it an interactive experience.

The vocabulary that you need is in Materials section of the class.

Amusez-vous bien, have fun!

touch your shoulders
touche les épaules [toosh laya ay-pol] touch your shoulders

Interact with your child as you sing the song:

Lève-toi [lev two] stand up (to one person)

Levez-vous [leuh-vay voo] stand up to more than one person (or one person formal)

Touche la/le/les adding the body part noun.

eg touche la tête [toosh lah tet] touch your head, touche le nez [toosh leuh nay] touch your nose, touche les genoux [toosh lay jeuh-noo] touch your knees.

Vite [veet] quick

Plus vite [pleuw veet] faster

You have 2 worksheets this week for les filles [lay fee] the girls and les garçons [lay gar-ssohn] the boys.

Head shoulders knees toes label 4 parts boy

Head shoulders knees toes label 4 body parts girl

Main focus body parts vocabulary