French Teaching Resources: Euro 2016 Football Lesson!

French Teaching Resources: Euro 2016 Football Lesson!

I have planned this lesson not only to teach vocabulary and facts about football, France and Euro 2016, but also to help the students to respond creatively to their learning and hopefully share their passion for football! The PowerPoint uses matching cards, colourful pictures and animations and YouTube extracts set to music to inspire the students. It is planned to use with students from Years 6-9 (the final task is very open-ended). Slide 2 states the objective: Objectif: To learn about Le Football & Euro 2016 and to respond creatively to your learning. Slide 3 has a YouTube link to follow to use with the attached worksheet. This uses the official UEFA promotional video (3 mins 57 secs) and the worksheet builds vocabulary, cultural and factual knowledge such as the locations of the stadiums, their capacities, cultural images and numbers of matches, volunteers, teams etc. The worksheet is differentiated with an Extra! challenge section. The answers are on the first page of the worksheet. Slide 5 introduces key vocabulary and can be used with the matching cards. The students should work in pairs/ groups to match the vocabulary and the picture using their previous knowledge, cognates and a process of elimination. Vocabulary: Le joueur de foot Le gardien de but L’arbitre Le stade Le ballon de foot La coupe Un drapeau Une équipe Un carton jaune Le terrain de foot Un maillot de foot Des chaussures de foot The activity is differentiated as follows: All: Match Up! Most: Perfect Pronunciation Challenge! Some: Quick Fire Questions! (Here the students quiz each other: French to English, English to French, spellings, accents…..). Slides 6 to 17 show each word and the matching picture and colourful animations. Slide 18 has all the pictures for a quick recap. Then there is graded questioning: Slides 19 to 30 have A, B, C multiple choice questions. Slides 31 to 44 are “What’s missing?” slides. Then slide 45 has a YouTube link to the official song and video (3 mins 49 secs) and students should note down new nouns and adjectives expressing the emotions they see and feel (if they don’t know the French they can grab a dictionary later!) The creative challenges are presented on slides 45 and 46, this is to either create an acrostic, a calligramme or a poem (there is a poem template provided). This information is also on the accompanying worksheets. Slide 47 provides the opportunity for reflection. I really hope you and your students enjoy these resources!
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French Teaching Resources. Le Tour de France. Cyclisme. Cycling.

French Teaching Resources. Le Tour de France. Cyclisme. Cycling.

I have made this series of resources to help the students to understand the excitement, challenges, history and prestige of this incredible event and to teach them facts and vocabulary associated with Le Tour De France. It features YouTube videos, colourful slides, dominoes and a plenary board game. The second slide states: Objectif: To to learn facts and vocabulary related to the Le Tour de France. it is divided into All, Most and Some. Slide 3 acts as both the lesson hook and the warmer task: the students watch the fantastic DailyMotion (French version of YouTube) video (6 mins) showing highlights of the 2015 Tour and note down any facts and French vocabulary they already know. Slide 4 gives instructions on how to use the dominoes whereby the students match the 2 halves of sentences about Le Tour. There are also dominoes in English to support younger/weaker students: All : Put the English and French dominoes into the correct order. Most : AND Perfect Pronunciation Challenge! Some : AND Quick Fire Questions! * Here the students quiz each other about the phrases: French to English, English to French, spellings…. Extra Challenge: Don’t use the English dominoes and translate the French! Examples of dominoes phrases: Il y a 21 étapes réparties sur une période de 23 jours. La course couvre près de 3 500 kilomètres. Le coureur avec le meilleur temps total est le leader de la course et porte le maillot jaune. Slides 5 to 16 reveal the answers. The students will now watch an excellent 10 minute YouTube video explaining the Tour de France. This has brilliant graphics, but the narration is in English so I have written a worksheet with 17 multiple choice questions in French. Examples: 1. 3500 kilomètres est approximativement la distance entre New York et… A. Chicago. B. Las Vegas. C. Los Angeles. 6. Les courses de nuit ont été abandonnées à cause… A. du danger. B. de la tricherie. C. du froid. To prepare thoroughly I first instruct the students to work in teams to translate the questions. The answers are on the first two pages of the worksheet. Slide 18 has the board game which you should print off. Also in the resources are templates for dice and a cyclist template which the students can colour in and use as their counter. There are a series of multiple choice question cards to print off which cover all the information taught in the lesson. The students should answer the question correctly before being allowed to shake the die. Weaker students could be shown the questions (covering the answer below) and you may allow them to translate the question and possible answers into English together too. Slide 19 allows time for reflection.
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French Teaching Resources. Group Talk: Discussion : Food & Drink, Healthy Life.

French Teaching Resources. Group Talk: Discussion : Food & Drink, Healthy Life.

Group Talk foster the spontaneous use of the target Language in the classroom. This sheet can be used in conjunction with my Group Talk Discussion Mat. It can also be used as a role play template. There are 5 questions on the sheet: 1. Qu’est-ce que vous mangez généralement, au petit déjeuner? 2. Qu’est-ce que vous buvez normalement? 3. Qu’est-ce que vous mangez et buvez à midi? 4. Qu’est-ce que vous avez mangé et bu hier soir? 5. Qu’est-ce que vous allez manger et boire demain? The students pair up and one student asks a question. There are then 3 levels of challenge: 1. The student can answer using the expressions in the box (which you have translated and elicited the pronunciation of beforehand). 2. In addition the students use some of the words listed below the box to extend their answers. 3. In addition the students should try to come up with other spontaneous phrases. Using the discussion mat with this allows them to build in additional responses e.g. Attend! = Wait! C’est ridicule! = That’s ridiculous! Tu es fou/folle?! = Are you crazy?! Ce n’est pas juste = It’s not fair! Tu plaisantes? = You must be joking/ are you joking?
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French Teaching Resources. The Near Future Tense & New Year's Resolutions PowerPoint & Battleships.

French Teaching Resources. The Near Future Tense & New Year's Resolutions PowerPoint & Battleships.

The first slide encourages the students to actively engage with the new vocabulary and grammar: working in teams, using their prior knowledge, knowledge of other languages and using a process of elimination to figure out the meanings and rules. They then discuss the pronunciation and question each other before the teacher checks with the whole class. Key expressions: Je vais arriver à l’heure. Je vais faire mes devoirs. Je vais écouter mon professeur. Je vais me coucher de bonne heure. Je vais ranger ma chambre. The next slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English, the formation and to drill. The next section of slides have multiple choice questions. Then there are "what's missing?" slides. The next slide has pictures of all the phrases. This can be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love! The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If its the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins! The next slide summarises the formation of the Near Future and the following slide looks at the conjugation of aller. The last 3 slides can be used for a re-cap at the end of the lesson or the beginning of the next lesson. You may then wish to use my Battleships Game/ Lotto grid to consolidate this knowledge. Expressions: Je vais Tu vas Il va Elle va On va Nous allons Vous allez Ils vont Elles vont arriver à l’heure. faire les devoirs. écouter le professeur. me/te/se/nous/vous/se coucher de bonne heure. ranger ma/ta/sa/notre/ votre/leur chambre. manger des fruits. Battleships Game Instructions Firstly I ask the students to work independently in pairs to translate the expressions and discuss the pronunciation. I then check the translations and drill pronunciation with the whole class before they play the game. The students secretly choose 5 squares on the top grid and then try to guess which 5 squares their partner has chosen, filling in the bottom grid with “hit” and “miss.” To choose a square say a phrase from the horizontal line and complete the sentence with a phrase from the vertical line. Where the 2 phrases meet up is the square you have chosen. I use the English language sheet to further challenge the students: they should place this on top of the French version and then try to play the game saying the French phrases as far as possible from memory. I allow the really weak students to have the French version next to the English version so they have lots of support
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French Teaching Resources. Wanted Poster Help Sheet (Adjectives)

French Teaching Resources. Wanted Poster Help Sheet (Adjectives)

This sheet has a range of expression to support students creating a French Wanted Poster either in class or as homework to practise adjectives for physical description. Phrases given include: Recherché = wanted Récompense = reward Mort ou vif = Dead or alive Euros = euros Il/Elle s’appelle… = He/ She is called Il/ Elle a *** ans = He/ She is *** years old. Son anniversaire est le…. = His/ her birthday is on the… There are 3 levels of challenge to extend the more able students whilst supporting those who are weaker.
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Welcome Back / Return to School Motivational Assembly / Tutor Time/ Form Time/ PSHE

Welcome Back / Return to School Motivational Assembly / Tutor Time/ Form Time/ PSHE

This 20 slide PowerPoint presentation can be used for an assembly, for form time, tutor time or PSHE on the first day or week of school. The aim is to help students to consider how lucky they are to have an education and to be inspired to set themselves goals and targets for the academic year. It is full of colourful pictures and animations to hopefully grab the attention of the sleepiest of students! It can be simply shown with very little commentary or can be used for detailed discussion as you wish. The first slide says Welcome to Year *! (you need to fill in the year group!) The second slide asks How were you feeling this morning? And gives various options: Sleepy, sad, scared, lucky, inspired, happy, fed up, grumpy, excited, nervous, positive. Or maybe something else? This can be used as an opportunity for pair, group or class discussion. Slide 3 says: Here are some other classes starting the school year around the world…. Slides 4 – 8 show classes around the world such as: “Nguyen Thi Phuong teaches a class in Van Chai, Vietnam without books or electricity”, and “Syrian refugee students at one of the Unicef schools at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, near the border with Syria.” These slides can be used to elicit the student’s observations about the lives and education of these students and as an opportunity for pair, group or class discussion. Slide 9 then repeats slide 2: Asking How do you feel now? And gives various options: Sleepy, sad, scared, lucky, inspired, happy, fed up, grumpy, excited, nervous, positive. Or maybe something else? Slide 10 asks What was the best thing you did this summer? Slide 11 states Maybe you did something extraordinary….. and shows pictures of various Olympians from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Slide 11 continues the theme of doing something extraordinary and shows a picture and brief description of the amazing Malala Yousafzai who was targeted by Taliban gunmen in 2012 for expressing her views on education. Slide 13 asks: Will you do something extraordinary this year? What goals will you aim for? Slide 14 – 17 give suggestions e.g Maybe a physical challenge? Make the football team, Run 5K, Learn a new sport, Start training for Tokyo 2020! Beat my swimming PB & Exercise every day. The other challenges are Creative, Academic and Something Else e.g. volunteer, raise money for charity… Slide 18 says Picture yourself achieving your goal. How does it make you feel? And gives various options: Sleepy, sad, scared, lucky, inspired, happy, fed up, grumpy, excited, nervous, positive. Or maybe something else? Slide 19 has the brilliant Nelson Mandela quotation: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Finally slide 20 says Have a great school year! Enjoy!
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Spanish Teaching Resources. PowerPoint: Holiday destinations and transportation.

Spanish Teaching Resources. PowerPoint: Holiday destinations and transportation.

Spanish PowerPoint presenting holiday destinations and transport. Vocabulary: ¿Adónde vas de vacaciones normalmente? Voy a la costa. Voy a la sierra. Voy al campo. Voy a un pueblo. ¿Cómo vas? Voy en coche. Voy en avión. Voy en tren. Voy en autocar. Voy en ferry. The first slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill. Slide12 has pictures of all the new vocabulary. This can be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love! The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If it’s the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins! The next section of slides have verdad o mentira questions. Then there is a ¿Qué es? slide.
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Spanish Teaching Resources: Euro 2016 Football lesson.

Spanish Teaching Resources: Euro 2016 Football lesson.

Euro 2016 Resources Product Description. I have planned this lesson not only to teach vocabulary and facts about football, France and Euro 2016, but also to help the students to respond creatively to their learning and hopefully share their passion for football! The PowerPoint uses matching cards, colourful pictures and animations and YouTube extracts set to music to inspire the students. It is planned to use with students from Years 6-9 (the final task is very open-ended). Slide 2 shows a celebratory image of the 2012 winners – Spain! Slide 3 states the objective: Objectivo: To learn about el fútbol & Euro 2016 and to respond creatively to your learning. Slide 4 has a YouTube link to follow to use with the attached worksheet. This uses the official UEFA promotional video (3 mins 57 secs) and the worksheet builds vocabulary, cultural and factual knowledge such as the locations of the stadiums, their capacities, cultural images and numbers of matches, volunteers, teams etc. The worksheet is differentiated with an Extra! challenge section. The answers are on the first page of the worksheet. Slide 6 introduces key vocabulary and can be used with the matching cards. The students should work in pairs/ groups to match the vocabulary and the picture using their previous knowledge, cognates and a process of elimination. Vocabulary: Un futbolista El guardameta El réferi El estadio La pelota La copa Una bandera Un equipo Una tarjeta amarilla La cancha Una camiseta Unos botines The activity is differentiated as follows: All: Match Up! Most: Perfect Pronunciation Challenge! Some: Quick Fire Questions! (Here the students quiz each other: French to English, English to French, spellings, accents…..). Slides 7 to 18 show each word and the matching picture and colourful animations. Slide 19 has all the pictures for a quick recap. Then there is graded questioning: Slides 20 to 31 have A, B, C multiple choice questions. Slides 32 to 45 are “What’s missing?” slides. Then slide 46 has a YouTube link to the official song and video (3 mins 49 secs) and students should note down new nouns and adjectives expressing the emotions they see and feel (if they don’t know the Spanish they can grab a dictionary later!) The creative challenges are presented on slides 46 and 47, this is to either create an acrostic, a calligramme or a poem (there is a poem template provided). This information is also on the accompanying worksheets. Slide 48 provides the opportunity for reflection. I really hope you and your students enjoy these resources!
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French Teaching Resources. PowerPoint & Role Play: The Imperfect Tense: Used to

French Teaching Resources. PowerPoint & Role Play: The Imperfect Tense: Used to

This PowerPoint focuses on what one used to do at primary school. Qu’est-ce que tu faisais à l’école primaire? Expressions taught: Je dessinais. Je chantais. J’apprenais à lire/ écrire/ compter. Je faisais du ski. Je jouais au foot. J’écoutais des histoires. Je parlais avec des copains. The first slide encourages the students to actively engage with the new vocabulary: working in teams, using their prior knowledge, knowledge of other languages and using a process of elimination to figure out the meanings. They then discuss the pronunciation (PPC = Perfect pronunciation Challenge). Stronger students then match the endings to the subject pronouns. The next slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill. The next section of slides are vrai- faux questions. Then there are "what's missing?" slides. The final slide has pictures of all the phrases. This can be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love! The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If its the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins! Having familiarised the students with these key phrases slides 28 and 29 focus on eliciting the formation and the endings for all subject pronouns. Slide 31 looks at the irregular verb être and the final slide covers all the information taught. This can be printed out and stuck into student's books. The use the role play.
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French Teaching Resources School Buildings and Facilities PowerPoints and Worksheet.

French Teaching Resources School Buildings and Facilities PowerPoints and Worksheet.

The first slide encourages the students to actively engage with the new vocabulary: working in teams, using their prior knowledge, knowledge of other languages and using a process of elimination to figure out the meanings. They then discuss the pronunciation and question each other before the teacher checks with the whole class. Mon école est vieille/ moderne. C’est une école mixte. Il y a 2500 élèves. Il y a soixante salles. Il y a une bibliothèque. Il y a une cantine. Il y a un centre sportif. Il y a dix labos. Il y a un terrain de sport. Il y a douze salles d’informatique. The next slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill. The next section of slides have “either **** or ****?” questions. Then there are "what's missing?" slides. The final slide has pictures of all the phrases. This can be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love! The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If its the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins! The worksheet have a French to English match up of the new expressions. This is followed by a gap-fill where the words needed to fill in the gaps are jumbled up in brackets after the gaps (except for the school name). E.g. Mon école ____________ (aes’plple) __________________________. C’est une _________ (iieellv) école mixte près du centre-ville. ______ (y il a) environ deux mille cinq cents ________ (éèlevs) Then there is a further gap-fill which covers related topics about favourite subject, the school day etc.E.g. Some : Remplissez les blancs: L’école commence à ____________ (ithu hseeur) et demie. Chaque cours dure ______ (nue) heure. J’apprends treize ____________ (esmèrtia). J’adore ________ (sanlg’lai) car c’est ______ (rstè) intéressant, mais nous avons beaucoup de _________ (irdeovs). The final extension task is to: Écrivez 7 questions difficiles sur les textes! There is also a 4 slide PowerPoint with the answers.
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Spanish Teaching Resources. Alphabet Battleships Game/Lotto With Pronunciation

Spanish Teaching Resources. Alphabet Battleships Game/Lotto With Pronunciation

This battleships game (which can also be used as a lotto grid) helps students to practise their pronunciation of the alphabet. Instructions The students love this competitive and fun game! I use this battleships game (which can also be used as a lotto grid) to help students to practise their pronunciation and to reinforce new vocabulary and grammatical structures. Firstly I ask the students to work independently in pairs to translate the expressions. The students then focus on pronunciation and decide the two easiest and two most difficult words to pronounce. I then check the translations and drill pronunciation with the whole class before they play the game. The students secretly choose 5 squares on the top grid and then try to guess which 5 squares their partner has chosen, filling in the bottom grid with “hit” and “miss.” To choose a square say a phrase from the horizontal line and complete the sentence with a phrase from the vertical line. Where the 2 phrases meet up is the square you have chosen. I use the English language sheet to further challenge the students: they should place this on top of the Spanish version and then try to play the game saying the Spanish phrases as far as possible from memory. I allow the really weak students to have the Spanish version next to the English version so they have lots of support, stronger students are allowed a few “sneaky peaks” at the Spanish version and the really strong students aim to refer back to the Spanish version as little as possible. This really helps the students to memorise the vocabulary/structures! During the game I circulate the classroom checking pronunciation. This is followed by whole class drilling of pronunciation mistakes. Enjoy!
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French Teaching Resources Colours Worksheet

French Teaching Resources Colours Worksheet

This worksheet is accompanied by a PowerPoint so students can speedily mark their work! All: The first sections asks students to write in the English for the following colours: Jaune Bleu/ bleue Blanc/ Blanche Gris/ Grise Marron/ brun/ brune Noir/ noire Rouge Vert/ verte Orange Violet/ violette Rose They then complete the little colour-by-numbers activity. The students answer the following questions in their own words: Colours are adjectives (describing words). Why there are sometimes 2 ways to say a colour e.g. noir, noire? ________________________________________________________________ Why is there sometimes only 1 way e.g. rouge? ________________________________________________________________ Which colours are irregular and do not follow either pattern? ________________________________________________________________ Most: There is a divide the words activity – drawing lines between the individual colours. Rougevertjaunebleuroseorangenoirblancbrunmarronviolet Then there are 4 unjumbling questions e.g. 1. terv = _________ 2. lebu = _________ Then there are 4 colour combining questions e.g. 1. rouge + blanc = _________ 2. bleu + jaune = __________ Some: Combines colours and classroom objects with a gap-fill of 8 questions e.g. Une trousse bl_________ Un crayon ro_________ U___ li_______ bl_________ U____ cahier ma_________
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French Teaching Resources Classroom Instructions PowerPoint & Fanfold.

French Teaching Resources Classroom Instructions PowerPoint & Fanfold.

The first slide encourages the students to actively engage with the new vocabulary: working in teams, using their prior knowledge, knowledge of other languages and using a process of elimination to figure out the meanings. They then discuss the pronunciation and question each other before the teacher checks with the whole class. Phrases: Asseyez-vous. Levez-vous. Levez la main. Travaillez avec votre partenaire. Prenez un stylo. Ouvrez les cahiers. Pour les devoirs…. Écrivez. Lisez. Parlez. Écoutez. Rangez vos affaires. The next slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill. The next section of slides have multiple choice questions. Then there are "what's missing?" slides. The final slide has pictures of all the phrases. This can be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love! The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If it’s the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins! There is also a fanfold to help the students to learn the phrases. They fold over the sheet of paper so they can only see the English and try to write the French. They then open up the sheet and make any corrections. Then they fold over the sheet of paper so they can only see the French and try to write the English. They then open up the sheet and make any corrections. They continue writing and folding until they have filled in the whole sheet. By this time they have hopefully memorised all the phrases!
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French Teaching Resources. Student Classroom Phrases Matching Cards and PowerPoint to check.

French Teaching Resources. Student Classroom Phrases Matching Cards and PowerPoint to check.

Phrases: Excusez-moi je suis en retard. Je n’ai pas de stylo. J’ai oublié mon livre. Je ne comprends pas. Je ne sais pas. Je n’ai pas de partenaire. Ça s’écrit comment? J’ai fini. Je peux aller aux toilettes? Je peux changer de partenaire? There are some French – English matching cards and a 5 slide PowerPoint. Slide 1 gives the instructions: All: Match up the cards. Most: Perfect Pronunciation Challenge! Some: Quick Fire Questions! (Here the students quiz each other on the new phrases: French to English, English to French, spellings etc. I then let the students pay pelmenism/ slap the card. Slide 2 lists all the words in French so you can elicit the English and drill. Slides 3 and 4 cover the new expressions in stars and you can challenge the students to say the phrases. Slide 5 then uncovers all the phrases again.
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French Teaching Resources. The Present Tense PowerPoint, Matching cards & Worksheet.

French Teaching Resources. The Present Tense PowerPoint, Matching cards & Worksheet.

These resources are aimed at students who have previously studied some of the present tense (Year 9 or 10 UK). On slide 1 there is a tonguetwister warmer and slide 2 states the differentiated Lesson Objective. The next slides revise the concepts of the infinitive, subject pronouns and conjugation. Slide 9 then instructs the students to peer teach these concepts. The students then follow the instructions on slide 10 and use the cards to conjugate jouer, finir and attendre. Slides 11, 12 and 13 have the conjugations and slide 14 has the je form of some key irregular verbs: J’ai, je suis, je fais, je vais, je veux, je peux, je dois. The students could then play slap the card (you say the English, they slap the correct card before their partner in order to win it). Slide 15 is to be used in conjunction with the worksheet. This is differentiated into all, most and some and includes translations, and sentence writing (the first sheet reviews all the information taught). Slides 16, 17 and 18 have the answers and suggestions for peer assessment of the sentences. Slide 19 shows the original Learning Objective and can be used for a plenary/ reflection. Enjoy!
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September Harvest Festival Assembly, tutor/ form time/ PSHE. Food for Thought.

September Harvest Festival Assembly, tutor/ form time/ PSHE. Food for Thought.

This 18 slide Harvest Festival assembly, tutor/form time/ PSHE presentation aims to show the students how fortunate they are and to consider the problem of food waste. I have used colourful images and animations and kept text to a minimum. There are several opportunities for audience participation, pairwork, groupwork and class discussion. The first slide has a teaser to get the students thinking. There are pictures of wheat, sugar cane, sugar beet, a chicken, a cow and some strawberries. The students have to think what the connection could be. Encourage the students to be imaginative in their responses! The second slide shows the link: the origin of ingredients to make a Victoria Sponge Cake! Slide 3 asks How much do you THINK about the food you eat? Slide 4 states: Gives a brief description of Harvest Festival. Slide 5 states: Harvest Festivals are celebrated around the world such as…. Slides 6 – 8 name and have pictures of 3 festivals: The Blessing of the Sea in Greece, The Rice Harvest in Bali, Indonesia and The Rice Harvest in Bali, Indonesia Slide 9 states: These festivals focus on giving thanks and being grateful for the food on our plate. Slide 10 asks: How much do you THINK about the food you eat? Here is some food for thought… Slide 11 states: These days we import food from all over the world. If our crops fail we can still eat. Slide 12 states: Other people are not as fortunate. Today, famine is most widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is caused by many factors such as drought, crop failure and war. It is also influenced by climate change. Slide 13 shows a picture of a mountain of parsnips and says: Here is a bumper crop of parsnips. However, the following 2 clicks give the following information: Hang on……these are actually waste parsnips in the UK, thrown away because they don’t look right. Slide 14 shows the famine picture beside the mountain of parsnips picture and asks: How do these pictures make you feel? Slide 15 states: Fortunately charities such as FareShare are doing something about food waste. They save good food destined for waste in the UK and send it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people. Some FareShare facts are displayed. If you want to read up the website address is http://www.fareshare.org.uk/ and there are probably locally-run groups in your area which you may want to research and perhaps even support. Slide 16 asks: Do you waste food? What can you do to reduce your waste? Slide 17 says: This Harvest Festival take a moment to think about how lucky we are and what you can do to help others…. Slide 18 says: …including the chef! On this slide is the quotation: cooking with love provides food for the soul. Enjoy! If there are other assemblies that you need let me know and I’ll see what I can do!
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Thanksgiving Presentation / Assembly, tutor/ form time/ PSHE. Food for Thought.

Thanksgiving Presentation / Assembly, tutor/ form time/ PSHE. Food for Thought.

This 19 slide Thanksgiving assembly, tutor/ form time/ PSHE presentation aims to show the students how fortunate they are and to consider the problem of food waste. I have used colourful images and animations and kept text to a minimum. There are several opportunities for audience participation, pairwork, groupwork and class discussion. The first slide has a teaser to get the students thinking. There are pictures of wheat, sugar cane, sugar beet, a chicken, a cow and some strawberries. The students have to think what the connection could be. Encourage the students to be imaginative in their responses! The second slide shows the link: the origin of ingredients to make a Victoria Sponge Cake! Slide 3 asks How much do you THINK about the food you eat? Slide 4 states: Thanksgiving is celebrated in North America to give thanks for the harvest. In the past lives depended on its success. George Washington proclaimed the first nationwide thanksgiving celebration on November 26th 1789. In modern times the President of the United States, will "pardon" a turkey, which spares its life! Slide 5 states: Harvest Festivals are celebrated around the world such as…. Slides 6 – 8 name and have pictures of 3 festivals: The Blessing of the Sea in Greece, The Rice Harvest in Bali, Indonesia and Harvest Festival in the UK. Slide 9 states: These festivals focus on giving thanks and being grateful for the food on our plate. Slide 10 asks: How much do you THINK about the food you eat? Here is some food for thought… Slide 11 states: These days we import food from all over the world. If our crops fail we can still eat. Slide 12 states: Other people are not as fortunate. Today, famine is most widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is caused by many factors such as drought, crop failure and war. It is also influenced by climate change. Slide 13 shows a picture of a mountain of food and says: Here is a bumper crop. However, the following 2 clicks give the following information: Hang on………this is actually food waste. Slide 14 shows the famine picture beside the food waste picture and asks: How do these pictures make you feel? Slide 15 shows an infographic giving information about food waste in the USA. Slide 16 states: Fortunately there are many individuals and groups who are doing something about food waste. For example: • Donating to food banks. • Composting. • Encouraging shops to stock “ugly” produce. There are probably locally-run groups in your area which you may want to research and perhaps even support as a school. Slide 17 asks: Do you waste food? What can you do to reduce your waste? Slide 18 says: This Thanksgiving take a moment to think about how lucky we are and what you can do to help others…. Slide 19 says: …including the chef! On this slide is the quotation: cooking with love provides food for the soul. Enjoy!
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French Teaching Resources: Christmas Quiz. Noël.

French Teaching Resources: Christmas Quiz. Noël.

This 37 slide French Christmas Quiz PowerPoint is fun and informative! I have used lots of colourful animations to really bring the quiz to life. The second slide presents the differentiated objectives: Objectif: To complete a Christmas Quiz and learn about how Christmas is celebrated in France. ALL will learn 5 words and facts. MOST will learn 6 words and facts. SOME will learn 7+ words and facts. Put the students into teams and tell them to choose their team name! There are 12 multiple choice quiz questions each on a separate slide e.g. 1. Comment dit-on «Merry Christmas» en français? A. Bon anniversaire! B. Joyeux Noël! C. Joyeuses Pâques! 2. Le Père Noël arrive le…. A. 6 décembre. B. 12 décembre. C. 24 décembre. 5. Comment dit-on «nativity scene» en français? A. Un sapin de Noël. B. Une crèche. C. Un cadeau. 9. In Provence how many desserts are traditionally served at Le Réveillon? A. quatre. B. neuf. C. treize. The following slides reveal the answers and include slides to further explain some of the answers. E.g. following a question about Une bûche de Noël a slides explains: Une bûche de Noël is a Yule Log. It is a sponge cake which is rolled and shaped like a log. Inside there is a cream filling and the cake is covered in chocolate or chocolate flavoured butter cream – miam miam! Slide 36 provides an opportunity for reflection and asks How many facts and French words can you remember? Joyeux Noël! Enjoy! Rachel
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French Teaching Resources. Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games. Les Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques

French Teaching Resources. Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games. Les Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques

These resources celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games. They build student’s knowledge of sports vocabulary and adjectives using YouTube extracts, colourful slides, animations, matching cards, a video extract worksheet and finally a creative task to help the students express their Olympic/Paralympic passions! Slide 2 presents the differentiated lesson objectives. Slide 3 has the Olympic motto and some great black and white pictures of Olympian heroes. Slide 4 is the warmer task to name as many Olympic/Paralympic sports as possible from student’s previous knowledge and includes links to the Ensemble Campagne officielle du CIO in both French and English (1 min 30 secs each) to inspire the students. They may do this in teams, pairs or individually. The full list of Olympic and Paralympic events can be found on a PDF in these resources. Slides 5 to 43 build new Olympic/Paralympic sports vocabulary. Expressions presented: L’athlétisme L’aviron Le canoë-kayak Les sports équestres L’escrime L’haltérophilie La lutte Le plongeon La natation synchronisée Le tir Le tir à l'arc La voile Slide 5 invites the students to: All: Match Up! Most: Perfect Pronunciation Challenge! Some: Quick Fire Questions! *Here the students quiz each other, e.g French to English, English to French, spellings etc. of the new vocabulary. Slides 6 to 17 have 1 slide per expression and allow you to drill the new vocabulary. Then there is graded questioning. Slides 19 to 30 show the images and give the students a choice of two possible sports to choose from. Then slides 31 to 43 are what’s missing? slides. Slide 44 should be used in conjunction with the worksheet. Here the students tick the sports they see on the Paralympic trailer video (2 mins 48 secs) and includes an extension task for stronger students. The answers are on the first two pages of the worksheet PDF. The next slide should be used in conjunction with the English-French adjectives matching cards. Adjectives: travailleur/ euse, enthousiaste, paresseux/euse, nerveux/euse, concentré(e), assuré(e), détendu, ravi(e), fier/ fière, égoïste, têtu(e), lent(e), rapide, bavard(e), habile. Then complete the second half of the worksheet where students watch the official Rio 2016 trailer and tick the adjectives which reflect the emotions of the athletes and spectators as well as other adjectives to describe what they see. There is an extension task. Then the students have a choice of three creative tasks: to design and decorate in French an Olympic torch, a flag or to write a poem about their Olympian/Paralympic hero. Both PowerPoint slides have an accompanying worksheet including a suggested poem template. The final slide provides an opportunity for reflection.
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French Teaching Resources. Greetings PowerPoint Presentation.

French Teaching Resources. Greetings PowerPoint Presentation.

The first slide has all the phrases to be taught on it: 1. Salut. 2. Bonjour. 4. Bonsoir. 5. Ça va? 6. Ça va très bien merci! 7. Ça va bien merci. 8. Ça va. 9. Comme ci comme ça/ Bof. 10. Ça ne va pas/ Ça va mal. It encourages the students to actively engage with the new vocabulary: working in teams, using their prior knowledge, knowledge of other languages and using a process of elimination to figure out the meanings. They then discuss the pronunciation and question each other before the teacher checks with the whole class. The next slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill. I always elicit a gesture to represent each greeting which can then be used for a fun game of Simon Says! The next section of slides have multiple choice questions. Then there are "what's missing?" slides. The final slide has pictures of all the new vocabulary. This can be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love! The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If it’s the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins!
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