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I'm currently a Troops to Teachers trainee. Having served in the Parachute Regiment for over 5 years, I now serve my students. I bring to my classes great motivation and present this through my digital resources which make the most of PowerPoint, audio and visual trickery. It helps bring the French alive and is how I would have liked to have been taught.

I'm currently a Troops to Teachers trainee. Having served in the Parachute Regiment for over 5 years, I now serve my students. I bring to my classes great motivation and present this through my digital resources which make the most of PowerPoint, audio and visual trickery. It helps bring the French alive and is how I would have liked to have been taught.
French KS3 Y8 Introduction to VOULOIR and declining invitations

French KS3 Y8 Introduction to VOULOIR and declining invitations

An interactive lesson that requires a confident teacher to pretend that his or her mobile has connected to the projector/display. Makes full use of sound. Gets less interested children, especially lower set, enthused about learning some grammar and pretending to write a reply. Designed for Y8 lower ability, can also be used for confident Y7s.
alexander_mansfield
French KS4 Y10 Imperfect and Conditional DART using poem ENTIRE LESSON

French KS4 Y10 Imperfect and Conditional DART using poem ENTIRE LESSON

Setting the scene: This is a tried and tested lesson suited best for a morning session. Focusing on a French poem, the tasks require working in pairs. The lesson has been delivered to GCSE FOUNDATION students, but would be best suited for HIGHER. FOUNDATION will require more teacher input and guidance. Duration: 50/60 minutes depending on teacher input. Key vocab: Imperfect tense and conditional and infinitive practice Key verbs: ÊTRE and various others. PowerPoint includes: Starter activity which involved finding the odd one out. DART activities (Directed Activities Related to Text) finding verbs and underlining, listening activity, writing and plenary. Printouts required are included within the PowerPoint.
alexander_mansfield
French KS4 Y10 Imperfect and Conditional DART using poem ENTIRE LESSON

French KS4 Y10 Imperfect and Conditional DART using poem ENTIRE LESSON

Setting the scene: This is a tried and tested lesson suited best for a morning session. Focusing on a French poem, the tasks require working in pairs. The lesson has been delivered to GCSE FOUNDATION students, but would be best suited for HIGHER. FOUNDATION will require more teacher input and guidance. Duration: 50/60 minutes depending on teacher input. Key vocab: Imperfect tense and conditional and infinitive practice Key verbs: ÊTRE and various others. PowerPoint includes: Starter activity which involved finding the odd one out. DART activities (Directed Activities Related to Text) finding verbs and underlining, listening activity, writing and plenary. Printouts required are included within the PowerPoint.
alexander_mansfield
French KS4 Y10 p78+79 STUDIO Foundation - C'est pour un renseignment

French KS4 Y10 p78+79 STUDIO Foundation - C'est pour un renseignment

Setting the scene: This is a tried and tested lesson which grabs student attention. Get a student to stand at the front and direct him/her to control the satellite as it zooms into Dinan (you will need a remote clicker). An additional listening file pretends that a teacher is booking a hotel reservation for his class and they need to respond to multiple choice questions. Duration: 110 minutes (using Studio Foundation for the other tasks – the PowerPoint directs you when to use these). Key vocab: Est-ce que… Où… C’est combien etc… Key verbs: VOULOIR, AIMER, VISITER, LOUER, VOIR, ALLER (some conditional) PowerPoint includes: Starter activity, interactive satellite zoom with sound effects, DART activity with listening file (Directed Activities Related to Text), writing task, plenary task and a worksheet that can be used for the homework.
alexander_mansfield
French KS3 Y8 Buying food at the supermarket - on fait des achats - je voudrais, weight and price

French KS3 Y8 Buying food at the supermarket - on fait des achats - je voudrais, weight and price

Designed for 50 minutes. Buying food at the supermarket. Using quantities. Using VOULOIR (conditional – je voudrais). This lesson is aimed at higher end Foundation students and could be used with Higher students. Students will ideally have a good grasp of numbers and a concept of grams and kilos in French. By the end of the lesson, students should be able to use “je voudrais” and a number of food items, including weight and asking how much it costs. The lesson includes 1 starter, 2 listening activities, 1 speaking activity, 1 writing activity and a plenary writing activity.
alexander_mansfield
French KS3 Y8 Introduction to VOULOIR and declining invitations

French KS3 Y8 Introduction to VOULOIR and declining invitations

An interactive lesson that requires a confident teacher to pretend that his or her mobile has connected to the projector/display. Makes full use of sound. Gets less interested children, especially lower set, enthused about learning some grammar and pretending to write a reply. Designed for Y8 lower ability, can also be used for confident Y7s.
alexander_mansfield
French KS3 Y8 Les repas - breakfast -  what you eat and key verbs - includes homework task

French KS3 Y8 Les repas - breakfast - what you eat and key verbs - includes homework task

A tried and tested lesson which includes a homework task that should set prior to the class. This is included within the PowerPoint and needs to be printed out and distributed a few days before the lesson (ideally). The homework is then corrected in class and leads into a new activity. The PowerPoint includes another text for the class activity. Other tasks include speaking and listening. The lesson requires students to have covered some typical breakfast foods and has been designed to challenge Foundation students who would normally work on EXPO 2 VERT. As a point of reference, this lesson is aimed at covering the content of page 62. Covers a number of verbs in the present tense: manger, prendre, aller, boire etc.
alexander_mansfield
Studio Foundation GCSE pages 78-81

Studio Foundation GCSE pages 78-81

A bundle of resources designed to cover Studion Foundation pages 78, 79, 80 and 81. The resources, listening files and activities within the PowerPoints have been created by me, thus allowing you to use the Studio activities for revision or consolidation at a later date.
alexander_mansfield
KS3 Y7 Infinitives - How to identify and use them

KS3 Y7 Infinitives - How to identify and use them

Duration: 50-60 minutes. Objective: Identifying and then using infinitive verbs. Setting the scene: Designed for a Y7 class but can be used for a Y8 recap. The PowerPoint is designed to enthuse students about learning French, and uses Bradley Cooper as an example of an extremely successful person who speaks French – yet many people do not know this. Trying to get the students to think “yea, I really should try hard, French could be useful later on”. Key vocab: Various, activities, hobbies and time. Key verbs: Various PowerPoint includes: Starter activity with sounds, video, reading activities (DART), speaking activities, and plenary.
alexander_mansfield
Year 7 Eyes - Describing your eyes and colour

Year 7 Eyes - Describing your eyes and colour

Duration: 50 minutes Objective: Describe your eyes Setting the scene: Designed for Y7 class. Contains required printouts. Makes use of EXPO 1 audio file (not included) (p34 ex1) Key vocab: Eyes and colour Key verbs: AVOIR PowerPoint includes: Starter activity, listening activities, speaking activity, writing activity. Additional instructions: None.
alexander_mansfield
French KS3 Y7 Ordering drinks using VOULOIR + recap on numbers.

French KS3 Y7 Ordering drinks using VOULOIR + recap on numbers.

Designed for a Y7 class, or Y8 foundation level recap, this task follows on from a previous resource where the NSA have tracked two French locals to a bar in Dinan and eavesdrop on the conversation of them ordering drinks, using Vouloir and a number of drinks (boissons). Designed to be a stimulating PowerPoint, it requires the teacher to build up the image of the National Security Agency spying on this café in Dinan. A student can be nominated to “control” the satellite as it zooms in (this requires the teacher to have a PowerPoint remote control). Students can then practise using a waiter ordering “tab” to note down what their fellow class members would like. Then they need to add tax (20%) and work out how to say the total in French.
alexander_mansfield
French KS3 Y8 Foundation: Introduction to new shops and TRAVAILLER / ACHETER present tense

French KS3 Y8 Foundation: Introduction to new shops and TRAVAILLER / ACHETER present tense

Duration: 50 minutes (but easily lasts 1hour). Key vocab: Introduction to new shops (butcher, baker, pharmacy and stationary/book store). Includes new vocabulary relating to specific items purchased from these stores. Key verbs: Use of TRAVAILLER and ACHETER. Present tense. “je” pronoun. PowerPoint includes: starter activity, intro to new vocabulary, DART activities (Directed Activities Related to Text), listening activity, writing and plenary.
alexander_mansfield
KS4 Y10 Using Si, making future plans, weather, activities, Studio Foundation pages 80-81

KS4 Y10 Using Si, making future plans, weather, activities, Studio Foundation pages 80-81

Duration: 110 minutes Objective: Future proche, using SI, and making future plans depending on the weather. Setting the scene: Designed as a complete standalone to cover pages 80+81 of Studio Foundation. In this lesson, half way through, a “fake” Skype call happens, and I (Mr Mansfield) call my class from home and ask them about what they have planned (videos are included). Anyone else can just pretend it’s their friend. The lesson also makes reference to a poem that was previously covered (included) but it is not critical to have done the poem. Additionally, at the beginning of the lesson, a student can be asked to “control” the satellite which zooms onto France and displays the weather for the météo task. This is fun and the outgoing students really enjoy this aspect. Key vocab: Weather and activities. Key verbs: FAIRE, ALLER and the near future – future proche. PowerPoint includes: Starter activity, satellite effects, numerous listening activities, speaking activity, reading & writing activity, and plenary. Additional instructions: Print slides 11 and 12 and hand them out to students to use in class.
alexander_mansfield
KS7 Y7 Ordering food using VOULOIR p71 Expo 1

KS7 Y7 Ordering food using VOULOIR p71 Expo 1

Duration: 50-60 minutes (1 x “Expo 1” listening file is required to complete Task 3 – file not included). Objective: Practice numbers and ordering food using VOULOIR in conditional (je voudrais) Setting the scene: A lesson that can be used to teach page 71 Expo 1. This is a tried and tested lesson which was well received during my observation. The lesson uses consistent target language throughout and will stretch the more able students and there is a heavy focus on speaking. Key vocab: New food items, qu’est-ce que… Key verbs: VOULOIR PowerPoint includes: Starter activity, recap, listening exercise (Studio 1 audio file required), speaking activities (with information gap), plenary.
alexander_mansfield
KS3 Y7 Describing people using il, elle, ils, elles, and AVOIR/ETRE

KS3 Y7 Describing people using il, elle, ils, elles, and AVOIR/ETRE

Duration: 50-60 minutes (supports EXPO 1/2). Objective: Describe people using IL/ELLE + ILS/ELLES and ETRE/AVOIR. Setting the scene: Originally used for a high achieving Y7 class, this could also be used for a Foundation Y8 class. The lesson is cultural, it focuses on Jean Dujardin, a French actor, and Big Flo et Oli, French rappers. The lesson was well received by my Y7 class and the foundation for progression is closely related to the text included within the PowerPoint. Key vocab: Adjectives, pronouns, hobbies, careers Key verbs: ETRE, AVOIR PowerPoint includes: Starter activity, reading activity (DART), listening exercise (Internet access to YouTube required), speaking activities), plenary, and homework task.
alexander_mansfield
KS3 Y7 Les prix revision - revision of Expo 1 Module 4 numbers

KS3 Y7 Les prix revision - revision of Expo 1 Module 4 numbers

Duration: 50 minutes Objective: Revision of prices, numbers and asking how much something is. Setting the scene: Designed as an end of Unit 4 Expo 1 recap lesson. Heavy focus on numbers and listening to numbers. Relates to prior learning of “je voudrais” and “c’est combien”. Key vocab: Food, c’est combien. Key verbs: VOULOIR PowerPoint includes: Starter activity, numbers recap, x 2 listening activities, speaking activity, writing activity, and plenary. Note: The lesson objectives for the Starter page are hidden: to display them: Home>Select>Selection Pane> and then tick SHOW ALL.
alexander_mansfield
French KS3 Y7 Aller introduction + importance of infinitive verbs

French KS3 Y7 Aller introduction + importance of infinitive verbs

Duration: 60 minutes. Setting the scene: To enthuse the students, and it worked well (if your school allows), I imposed some of their mugshots onto the hulk/muscleman slides (an all boys school) - this got them going and really competitive. Be theatrical and tell them “we’re going to the gym today! Let’s take some Infinitive Protein Powder” (say it again in French). Key vocab: Introduction to the concept infinitive verbs focusing on the irregular ALLER in present tense. Je vais, tu vas, il/elle/on va, nous allons, vous allez, ils vont. Key verbs: Aller. Present tense. PowerPoint includes: Starter activity which is done again as a recap at the end to show progression to students, intro and explanation of ALLER, DART activities (Directed Activities Related to Text), listening activity with listening file, writing and plenary. Printouts required are included within the PowerPoint.
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