Can you believe that we are already at the end of this series of classes. Time has flown by and we have learned so much throughout the term. You have excelled yourselves in #MakingLanguagesFun for your child. I can’t thank you all enough for your support and all of your effort joining in and encouraging your child to learn. Speaking an additional language is a gift you will give them for life.

This week, our theme is all about Pâques [pak] Easter.

Your worksheet this week, is to design un œuf de Pâques [un euhf deuh pak] an Easter egg. It’s a great way of reinforcing all of the colours that we have visited this term. You also have a special bonus worksheet that will help reinforce the counting that we have learned too.

Check back on weeks 1-6 of this term if you would like to remind yourself and your child of the colours we have learned.

The main focus body parts vocabulary we have visited throughout the term and in this class is also in the material section of this class.

Design and Easter egg The LingoLab
Design and Easter egg

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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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.
  • Gather Easter objects from around the house such as a chick, a rabbit, bells, eggs, easter basket. Put them in a bag and call it le sac à surprises [leuh sak ah seuwr-preez] the bag of surprises. Make it part of your pre-class #MakingLanguagesFun. All the Easter vocabulary you need is below.
  • Numbers 1-20 written on paper for your child to hold up to the screen to interact in our game.
  • Feathers 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

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

This week, we will introduce Easter themed vocabulary, whilst continuing to reinforce body parts and counting too. Our focus body part word will be les épaules [lay zay-pol] the shoulders.

We will continue to reinforce and build upon previous learning eg, les genoux [lay jeuh-noo] the knees, 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 be singing Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds [tet ay-pol jeuh-noo ay pee-ay] Head, shoulders, knees and toes and maybe even throw in some 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!

Here is some of the main focus vocabulary that we will be exploring during the Easter and body part themed class

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

Vocabulaire [voh-cah-beuw-layr] vocabulary

Le sac à surprises

This week will be using le sac à surprises [leuh sak ah seuwr-preez] the bag of surprises with lots of Easter themed items in it. As always, Gill will introduce the vocabulary using The LingoLab’s specially developed flashcards before introducing le sac à surprises [leuh sak ah seuwr-preez] the bag of surprises.

Gill will ask you cache les yeux [cash layz yeuh] hide your eyes, mets la main dans le sac [may lah mahn dohn leuh sak] put your hand in the bag. It’s a great way to reinforce the verbs and body parts that we have learned so far. We have also been concentrating on reinforcing prepositions and you can reinforce dans [dohn] in at home.

Easter Bell
Une cloche de Pâques [oon closh deuh pak] an Easter bell

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.

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

In last week’s class we sang the song, Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds [tet ay-pol jeuh-noo ay pee-ay] Head, shoulders, knees and toes, it was so much #MakingLanguagesFun singing it with you.

This week we will focus on reinforcing the vocabulary for the song, and also use some adverbs, such as vite [veet] quickly, doucement [doo-sseuh-mohn] slowly and also use vocabulary such as plus vite [pleuw veet] faster. That’s known as a comparative adjective in French grammar, in case you were interested.

Gill will be saying Levez-vous [leuh-vay voo] stand up when she addresses the whole class, more than one person (or also being formal and polite to one person in French). You would say lève-toi [lev-twa] stand up to speak to your child. Saying s’il te plaît [seel-teuh play] please to your child or s’il vous plaît [seel voo play] please to speak to the whole class, more than one person or again, being formal and polite to one person in French.

Body Parts The LingoLab
Les parties du corps [lay par-tee deuw cor] body parts

Let’s play a counting game

It’s always so much #MakingLanguagesFun when you interact on screen with Gill. It’s even better when you can use the skills that you have learned in the class to join in too and play a game at the same time.

We will guess combien d’œufs [com-bee-ahn dueh euh] how many eggs there are dans le panier [leuh pay-nee-yay] in the basket.

Hold the number up to the screen that you think there will be when I ask il y a combien d’œufs dans le panier [ee-lee yah com-bee-ahn deuh euh leuh pah-nee-yay] how many eggs are there in the basket?

I will give you some clues by saying, plus haut [pleuwz oh] higher and plus bas [pleuwh bah] lower than a number. You can change your mind and old another number up you think it is again. It’s a number we have practiced counting to this term entre un et vingt [ohn-treuh un ay vahn] between one and twenty.

an easter basket The LingoLab
Un panier de Pâques [un pah-nee-yay Deuh pak] an Easter basket

We will watch an animated slide-show to reinforce our class vocabulary and counting. Guess Combien de [cohm-bee-ahn deuh] How many of each Easter themed items there are.

Watch the videoclips to help you prepare for class:

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In France the traditional is that children are brought their Easter eggs by the flying bells that drop les œufs de Pâques [layz euh deuh pak] Easter eggs in the garden. Once they are cachés [cash-ay] hidden, the children then have to find them.

Source: YouTube Le Monde des Titounis – La Chanson de Pâques
Source YouTube:
Kids Super Songs Français Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds
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 counting for a few weeks. Reinforce the learning from this class by filling up the bag with lots of objects and asking your child to Devine combien y a-t-il dans le sac ? [deuh-veen cohm-bee-ahn yah-teel dohn leuh sak] guess how many are there in the bag?

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

Amusez-vous bien, have fun!

Number 20 The LingoLab
vingt [vahn] twenty

Interact with your child as you sing the song and count to twenty.

We have practiced the numbers throughout the terms, you will find them on the YouTube videoclip above and we also counted to 30 in week 10 of Term 2’s classes.

Please send us your finished Easter eggs, we love to see what amazing work you have been doing with The LingoLab's resources.

Design an Easter Egg

To say bravo and merci beaucoup for all of your have work, here's a bonus worksheet from this class for you.

Count 20 easter eggs

Main focus body parts vocabulary