French Basics - presentation and resources for teaching times using 12hr clock

French Basics - presentation and resources for teaching times using 12hr clock

If students in the early stages of language learning lack confidence with using numbers or with using analogue times in English, they are likely to struggle with telling the time in French. By beginning with digital times, starting with the 12 hour clock, students are able to master the structures and become confident with the numbers before moving on to the 24hr clock and ultimately to analogue times. The materials provided here present and practise digital times using the 12 hour clock. They include: a step-by-step 12 slide presentation, which could be split over more than one lesson; activities/games for extensive speaking/listening/reading practice; reading and writing worksheets; a reference sheet; teacher notes. There are also opportunities to include the 24 hour clock. Teachers could go on to reinforce the work by including the times in any number of sentence structures.
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French verbs lesson - introduce infinitives with body parts - powerpoint, worksheet, lesson notes

French verbs lesson - introduce infinitives with body parts - powerpoint, worksheet, lesson notes

A complete lesson (or 2) to introduce learners of French to the concept of infinitives, an essential step in the mastery of verbs. Using the context of body parts, the 15 slide powerpoint presentation carefully structures the work and guides students through. Detailed notes for the teacher and materials for students are also provided. This resource can be used as a one-off (if students have or are given some basic body parts vocabulary) or as part of a topic on the body. It can be used with any students in the early stages of learning French grammar, particularly KS2/KS3/FIFTH GRADE/SIXTH GRADE/SEVENTH GRADE.
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French verbs lesson - introduce infinitives with dos and don'ts - powerpoint/worksheet/lesson notes

French verbs lesson - introduce infinitives with dos and don'ts - powerpoint/worksheet/lesson notes

A complete lesson (or 2) to introduce learners of French to the concept of infinitives, an essential step in the mastery of verbs. Using the context of classroom dos and don'ts, the 15 slide powerpoint presentation carefully structures the work and guides students through. Detailed notes for the teacher and materials for students are also provided. This resource can be used as a one-off or as part of a topic on school. It can be used with any students in the early stages of learning French grammar, particularly KS2/KS3/FIFTH GRADE/SIXTH GRADE/SEVENTH GRADE.
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French Basics - Personal Question Assessment Activities

French Basics - Personal Question Assessment Activities

Two packs of assessment and monitoring activities for beginners, based on language commonly learned in the early stages i.e. name, age and how are you. Includes detailed notes for the teacher and all pupil resources. The speaking and writing resources provide opportunities for differentiation as well as self, peer and teacher assessment at Stages 1-2 and Stages 2-3, offering comprehensive assessment of progression at word/phrase, simple sentence and extended sentence level. Explicit links to the National Curriculum Programme of Study make the relevance of the activities clear. NB. The Stages refer to Languagesinprimaries KS2 Assessment Criteria (available on TES).
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Building Better Sentences – French frequency phrase flashcards and student sheets

Building Better Sentences – French frequency phrase flashcards and student sheets

Encourage students to create better quality sentences in many topic areas with this set of 11 common frequency phrases. The phrases are colour-coded according to frequency and are also presented in different ways as a visual aid to memorisation and recall. They can be used both to enhance sentences in context and to illustrate or introduce a point of grammar. Use one or more of the flashcards to introduce or consolidate the words, to stimulate longer sentences in whole class speaking activities, alongside other word cards to model sentence building, or for display. Select a phrase for students to use in a sentence as a starter or plenary or to provide extra challenge at any point. The student sheets group the phrases and could be cut up and laminated as a permanent stimulus resource for spoken and written work. A sheet presenting all the phrases is also provided, along with their English equivalents to cut up for a matching activity. Colour-coded and plain versions of the English sheets are provided for differentiation. Other 'Building better sentences' resources are also available.
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Building Better Sentences – French adverb flashcards and mini-word cards

Building Better Sentences – French adverb flashcards and mini-word cards

Encourage students to create better quality sentences in every topic area with this set of 24 adverbs. The adverbs are presented in colour-coded pairs of opposites, as an aid to memorisation and recall. They can be used both to enhance sentences in context and to illustrate or introduce a point of grammar. Select one or more for students to use in a sentence as a starter or plenary or to provide extra challenge at any point. Have fun while consolidating basic sentence structures through the random selection of an adverb to add and demonstrate with an action or facial expression. The sheets of adverbs could be cut up for matching pairs of opposites or for matching to the English. Colour-coded and plain versions of the English sheets are provided for differentiation. The mini-word cards could also be laminated as a permanent stimulus resource for spoken and written work. Other 'Building better sentences' resources are also available.
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Building better sentences

Building better sentences

Encourage students to create better quality French sentences in any topic area with this bundle of flashcards, mini-word cards and pupil sheets. The materials present commonly used conjunctions, adverbs, time phrases and qualifiers in visual formats as an aid to memorisation and recall. The resources can be exploited frequently and in many ways making them a valuable tool in the MFL classroom.
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Building better sentences - French conjunctions - flashcards and mini-word cards

Building better sentences - French conjunctions - flashcards and mini-word cards

Encourage pupils and students of all ages to create better quality sentences in every topic area with this visual set of 9 commonly used conjunctions. Each conjunction is presented in a different coloured shape to stimulate interest and to aid recognition and recall. The words are provided as both flashcards and mini-word cards. Use one or more of the flashcards to introduce or consolidate the words, to stimulate longer sentences in whole class speaking activities, alongside other word cards to model sentence building, or for display. The sheets of mini-word cards group the conjunctions, so that you only need to print those you are most likely to require. Make up sets of conjunctions as a frequent-use resource in both speaking and writing tasks – ask pupils to select the conjunctions you wish them to use from the set, or challenge them by asking them to make a random selection. An attractive bright resource, to be used time and time again.
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C'est combien Powerpoint Presentations - KS2 introduction to prices in euros

C'est combien Powerpoint Presentations - KS2 introduction to prices in euros

A pack of 2, animated powerpoint presentations to introduce and practise prices in whole euros and/or euros and cents. The powerpoints exploit numbers 1-20 and multiples of 10 to 60 and a small number of age-relevant nouns. The pack includes detailed notes for use written with the non-specialist primary teacher in mind. It also forms part of the C'est combien unit of work. The planning for the unit is available as a free resource.
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C'est combien - KS2 Unit of work

C'est combien - KS2 Unit of work

A complete KS2 French unit of work allowing pupils to apply and extend their knowledge of numbers within a context. Takes pupils from word to sentence level. Includes planning, powerpoint presentations, pupil sheets, games and stimulus materials for speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. Also provides detailed notes for use to support the non-specialist primary teacher. Clear links to the National Curriculum KS2 Programme of study and Languages in Primaries' KS2 Assessment Criteria enables teachers to monitor progress.
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C'est combien Listening and Speaking - KS2 activities and resources for asking for and giving prices

C'est combien Listening and Speaking - KS2 activities and resources for asking for and giving prices

This pack provides a range of listening and speaking activities and resources to practise asking for and giving prices from word to sentence level. They offer a way for pupils to apply and extend their knowledge of numbers within a context. Written with the non-specialist primary teacher in mind, the pack includes detailed notes for use and exploitation of the resources as well as suggestions for differentiation. The resources are clearly linked to the National Curriculum KS2 Programme of study and Languages in Primaries KS2 Assessment Criteria (also available on TES) to enable teachers to accurately monitor progress. The pack also forms part of the C'est combien unit of work. The planning for the unit is available as a free resource.
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C'est combien Reading and Writing - KS2 Resources and Activities for asking for and giving prices

C'est combien Reading and Writing - KS2 Resources and Activities for asking for and giving prices

This pack provides a range of reading and writing activities and resources to practise asking for and giving prices from word to sentence level. They offer a way for pupils to apply and extend their knowledge of numbers within a context. Written with the non-specialist primary teacher in mind, the pack includes detailed notes for use and exploitation of the resources as well as suggestions for differentiation. The resources are clearly linked to the National Curriculum KS2 Programme of study and Languages in Primaries KS2 Assessment Criteria (also available on TES) to enable teachers to accurately monitor progress. The pack also forms part of the C'est combien unit of work. The planning for the unit is available as a free resource.
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C'est combien Fortune Tellers - KS2 activity to practise asking for and giving prices

C'est combien Fortune Tellers - KS2 activity to practise asking for and giving prices

The Fortune Tellers are pre-printed templates which provide a fun speaking activity to practise numbers and asking for and giving prices of a small number of age-relevant items. 4 versions are provided to allow for differentiation. Clearly linked to the National Curriculum KS2 Programme of study and Languages in Primaries Assessment Criteria (available separately on TES), the Fortune Tellers can be used as a stand-alone resource but also form part of the C'est combien unit of work. The planning for the unit is available as a free resource.
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C'est combien Bingo  - numbers in prices of  whole euros and euros and cents

C'est combien Bingo - numbers in prices of whole euros and euros and cents

A pack of 2 sets of bingo strips, each set comprising 4 different strips and each strip providing 3 games. One set practises comprehension of prices in euros from 1-20, the other prices in euros and cents, using multiples of 10 to 60. These bingo strips offer a way of applying and practising knowledge of numbers and can be used as part of a shopping topic or as a stand-alone activity. This resource also forms part of the C'est combien unit of work. The planning for the unit is available as a free resource.
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French basics - numbers 1-20 in figures and words

French basics - numbers 1-20 in figures and words

A pack of resources to introduce and practise French numbers up to 20 in both oral and written forms. Includes powerpoint presentations, flashcards, mini-word cards for matching activities, maths symbols to aid the use of French numbers for simple mathematical problems and a handy poster which could also be printed as a reference sheet for pupils. The figure and word flashcards could be printed back-to-back so you always have them both to hand!
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French Basics - differentiated writing preparation and assessment task based on festivals and dates

French Basics - differentiated writing preparation and assessment task based on festivals and dates

Intended for upper KS2 or lower KS3, these resources offer a differentiated written outcome to a topic which includes dates and festivals, although they could be used as a stand-alone task with some pre-teaching. The Powerpoint presentation takes pupils through a staged preparation for the written assessment task, including differentiated challenges. The assessment task is provided in 3 differentiated versions, each with a specific outcome for self-assessment or teacher-assessment purposes. Developing sentence building and writing from memory, the materials could be used in conjunction with my other resources on festivals and dates to create a unit of work. NB. the Stages referred to in the resources relate to the LiP Assessment Criteria, also available on TES.
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French pronouns - prompt cards and support cards for speaking activity

French pronouns - prompt cards and support cards for speaking activity

3 sets of prompt cards and support cards to encourage the selection, use and recognition of a range of French pronouns. The prompt cards can be used to practise the conjugation of any verbs with singular, plural or mixed pronouns. The support cards demonstrate the pronouns used in simple sentences in common topic areas but can easily be adapted for use in any context and to encourage more complex sentences. Notes for use included.
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Cadeaux de Noel 2 - Christmas worksheets with self-assessment and differentiation

Cadeaux de Noel 2 - Christmas worksheets with self-assessment and differentiation

Cadeaux de Noël 2 provides a set of worksheets, offering a series of staged activities focusing on using language around the theme of Christmas presents. They offer an opportunity to have a Christmas theme to lessons without having to revert to word level work. The activities develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in an engaging context and are fully differentiated with separate worksheets (and resources, where applicable) for 3 different ability ranges. Support cards are also included. Specific, differentiated 'I can' outcomes are included on the sheets for self-assessment and to facilitate teacher assessment. Cadeaux de Noël 2 practises building longer sentences with a focus on using possessive adjectives with family nouns. It can be used on its own or following on from Cadeaux de Noël 1.
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Cadeaux de Noel 1 - Christmas worksheets with self-assessment and differentiation

Cadeaux de Noel 1 - Christmas worksheets with self-assessment and differentiation

Cadeaux de Noël 1 provides a set of worksheets, offering a series of staged activities focusing on using language around the theme of Christmas presents. They offer an opportunity to have a Christmas theme to lessons without having to revert to word level work. The activities develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in an engaging context and are fully differentiated with separate worksheets (and resources, where applicable) for 3 different ability ranges. Support cards are also included. Specific, differentiated 'I can' outcomes are included on the sheets for self-assessment and to facilitate teacher assessment. Cadeaux de Noël 1 practises understanding, building and extending simple sentences, with a focus on indefinite articles. It can be used on its own or before Cadeaux de Noël 2.
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Mix-and-Match French Irregular Verb Cards

Mix-and-Match French Irregular Verb Cards

aller – avoir – être – devoir – faire – mettre – prendre – pouvoir – venir – vouloir: 10 present tense irregular French verbs in grids in French and English for use in matching activities, as a speaking or writing stimulus or for revision. The grids can be cut into individual cards or kept whole to practise a single verb or several at a time. 2 sets of cards are provided, 1 colour-coded set, presenting each verb in a different colour to give visual reinforcement, and 1 without colour-coding, to offer more challenge. Supports translation, speaking and writing.
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Mix-and-Match Irregular French verb dominoes: pronoun-verb

Mix-and-Match Irregular French verb dominoes: pronoun-verb

aller – avoir – être – devoir – faire – mettre – prendre – pouvoir – venir – vouloir: 10 present tense irregular French verbs on dominoes, each verb presented in a different colour to give visual reinforcement. Focus on a single verb or mix-and-match. Students required to match pronoun and verb. Supports writing and speaking.
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