Your ON DEMAND Class Link
Click the link below to access your ON DEMAND recording from our LIVE AND INTERACTIVE 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 Body parts and colours and refer to Term 2 Jan-Apr for more vocabulary in the materials section of the classes.
- un bateau [uhn bah-toh] a boat
- un avion [un ah-vee-ohn] an aeroplane
- une voiture [oon vwa-teuwr] a car
- un camion de pompiers [uhn cah-mee-yohn deuh pom-pee-yay] a fire truck
- un pompier [uhn pom-pee-ay] a fire fighter
- un bus [uhn beuwss] a bus
- une fusée [oon feuw-zay] a space rocket
- un train [uhn trahn] a train
All the transport vocabulary you need is in the materials section of this class.
Let’s focus on the song Roulez, roulez petit train
Do the actions and words for the song with Gill
We will introduce the song, Roulez, roulez petit train [roo-lay roo-lay peuh-tee trahn] Ride, ride little train. Have your transport box ready with un train [uhn trahn] a train image on it that you need for the song. You could also add une fusée [oon feuw-zay] a rocket from the material section of the class.
The traditional version of this song is all about le train [leuh trahn] the train, roulez, roulez, petit train. However, as always, we like to add a #MakingLanguagesFun twist to our songs to help you to reinforce vocabulary you have learned.
You can find some of the alternatives words on the image. We will sing them in class. It is also a great way of reinforcing action verbs that we have learned in previous classes, volez [voh-lay] fly, tournez [toor-nay] turn, lancez [lohn-say] launch and adjectives such as petit [peuh-tee] small.
It’s a kinaesthetic song, so stand up with Gill and be un train [uhn trahn] a train, un avion [un ah-vee-ohn] an aeroplane, un hélicoptère [un ay-lee-cop-ter] a helicopter, une fusée [oon feuw-zay] a rocket.
At the end of each verse we sing the word, regardez [reuh-gar-day] look /watch. We can also add a #MakingLanguagesFun twist by adding someone’s name after the word regardez eg Maman [reuh-gar-day mah-mohn] look at Mummy. Point to her as Maman does the actions for the vehicle whilst making the noise of the vehicle. Do the same and use your child’s name.
Let’s play cache-cache les transports [cash-cash lay trohn-spor] hide and seek transport interactive game again
In week 4 of this series of classes, it was so much #MakingLanguagesFun playing cache-cache les transports [cash-cash lay trohn-spor] Transport Hide and Seek. Let’s play this game again, it’s always for to reinforce language.
If you feel that your child is improving their vocabulary, make it more difficult to find them and use the vocabulary guide to indicate whether they are chaud [shoh] hot or froid [frwa] cold.
How many of the toys you can cache [cash] hide in the room before class, or, for our younger learners, place around the room, or have them in front of you to hold up for our very little learners. When you watch the class back on demand you can pause the video too!
Tell your child you have hidden different vehicles around the room. Your key vocabulary for the game is here for your convenience. Use actions as you say the words chaud [shoh] hot and froid [frwa] for cold etc, depending how close they are to the transport object.
KEY INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GAME… Gill will say, for example, Trouve eg un avion [troov un ah-vee-ohn] find a plane. As the children go to find the vehicles she will count in French. You can also count too. You can say C’est là-bas [say lah-bah] it’s over there and point to it if they are struggling to find it. When they find it the children can say J’ai trouvé un avion [jay troo-vay un ah-vee-ohn] I found an aeroplane. Encourage your child to hold it up to the screen when they find it whilst saying the word in French.
The vocabulary you need for the game is above in Resources you will need to interact with Gill and Sébastien section of the class.
Don’t forget to continue to reinforce at home, body parts and colours 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 play an interactive game with our slideshow
Hold up the transport item to the screen that has disappeared in our animated slide-show
We will watch an animated slideshow and reinforce all of the vocabulary that we have learned throughout this series of classes. Help your child to find the image that is missing when Gill asks qu’est-ce qu’il manque ? [kess keel mohnk] what is missing? Watch weeks 2 and 3, we played this game in class as Gill removed vehicles and the children had to work out which one was missing. It was lots of #MakingLanguagesFun.
Encourage your child to repeat the words, you can say répète le mot [ray-pet leuh mom] repeat the word. We will also be asking trouve [troov] find eg trouve la voiture [troov lah vwa-teuwr] find the car.
Links to additional learning
Language Learning Challenge
You have learned how to say compte [cohnt] count.
This week is an observation challenge. We all know there are lots of different types of transport on the roads. This is a great game to play in the car or in the house with toys.
Ask your child what vehicles they remember in French. Help them recall the words.
Ask them, who will be the first to trouve une voiture [troov oon vwa-teuwr] find a car.
You can ask your child compte les voitures [compt lay vwah-teuwr] count the cars. You can also ask qu’est-ce que c’est ? [kess keuh say] What is it?
C’est de quelle couleur ? [say deuh kel coo-leuhr] what colour is it? Don’t forget the colour comes after the noun in French. Watch the video above, J’aime les voitures [jaym lay vwa-teuwr] I love cars, by Alain le Lait to help you.
Il y a combien de voitures ? [ee lee yah com-bee-ahn deuh via-teuwr] How many cars are there?
Use your vocabulary in the materials section of the class.
Amusez-vous bien, have fun!
This is your worksheet to reinforce the song, Roulez, roulez petit train [roo-lay roo-lay pueh-tee trahn] Ride, ride little train. Stick it to your boxes to make your own transport!
We have added an extra bonus worksheets for this class. We know how much you have enjoyed counting backwards and doing lift-off with Sébastien in the classes, we hope you enjoy the worksheet too. Tag us in your social media posts!
Use this vocabulary throughout this half term to reinforce learning from the classes.