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Days of the week in French: a PowerPoint presentation

A fun way of teaching days of the week in French is to make a connection between each day and the planet it is based on, for example Mars/mardi. Technically the moon ( la Lune) is not a planet but a similar connection can be made! I hope you will find my PowerPoint presentation helpful!   DAYS OF WEEK.      

Families Magazine: a great resource during lockdown

Families South West have produced a very helpful FREE magazine great to help with home schooling.  They have done the research for you:  educational projects, activity sheets, printables, animal live cams etc You can read here    and  sign up to receive it for FREE here  They have a £250 bike Halfords vouchers to give away!  

Reading a French story: a lovely activity during lockdown

Why not brush up your French whilst reading a little story book with your child. This may lead to some further activities such as practising colours , learning days of the week  or writing your own little story in French based on the story.

Why Should My Child Read A Bilingual Book?

When reading a bilingual storybook, a primary school child will learn French without any awareness of learning, the English text will offer extra support and confidence. The young reader will acquire new vocabulary or learn about some aspects of French culture without feeling the effort involved. Children have a natural enthusiasm for stories and enjoy a positive attitude towards books. So why not offer

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Why Start Foreign Languages At The Primary Stage?

In our global society, your child will be a European citizen and ultimately a citizen of the world. You can never start too early to prepare them for this challenge. Knowing foreign languages means wider access to job opportunities, increased intercultural awareness and positive attitudes towards diversity as well as enhanced communication skills. Research in neuroscience suggests that it is a time in the

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The Future Of Languages At Primary Level

Coincidentally, La Famille Jolineau en vacances is being published at a time when the government will be deciding whether or not primary schools should be legally required to teach foreign modern languages. Although,to their credit  most primary schools currently offer a language, there is as yet no statutory framework or syllabus. The government ‘s decision will also have significant funding implications. Parents should closely

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The gift of languages this Christmas: a great idea for primary school children

From my own experience as a French teacher, I can safely say that stories and storybooks are an ideal and fun way to engage children and ignite their interest and enthusiasm about learning languages. So why not adding a French or Spanish book to your Christmas list. This would be one of the best educational and enjoyable presents you could offer children around you.

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