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Primary French resources on frenchteacher

Frenchteacher.net is principally aimed at French students aged 11 to 18, but all the resources in the Y7 section could be used by primary French teachers, largely in Y5 or Y6. Here is a list of the contents which may be useful to primary French teachers. For other great links to primary French resources
 

MISCELLANEOUS

“A good student” poster
Useful classroom teacher phrases
Stick-in vocabulary lists
Strip bingo vocabulary game
Place mat with classroom expressions
Pupil survey sheet – good for self-evaluation!(edit online)
Resource and lesson plan on prepositions (display/worksheet)
Prepositions – Où est le chat? (display/worksheet)
Conversation questions board game
Pair work interview slips
Word re-ordering for revision
What is the question?
Fruits et légumes – code breaking
General revision questions


PARALLEL READING

My house
My family
Family poem
Meerkats
Dolphins
Spiders
Planets
Blue whales
My friend
My mum

NUMBERS, DAYS, MONTHS

Numbers wordsearch – which number is missing?
Numbers 1-60 – arithmetic sheet
Numbers 1-100 dominoes
Numbers 1-100 crossword
Days and months wordsearch
Months of the year + dates

FAMILY AND PETS

Easy text and exercises on the Simpsons – good for whiteboard
Family crossword + mon/ma/mes
Family wordsearch + mon/ma/mes
Family dominoes + possessives
Listening: La famille Berrow (BBC)
Pets crossword + articles
Pets reading and drawing task
Animals song

VERBS and GRAMMAR

Practising être
Practising avoir
Practising -er verbs
Practising -er verbs
Practising -er verbs drill
-er verbs – battleships game
-er verbs crossword
-er verbs sentence translation
Simple daily routine
Using the verb s’appeler
Using subject pronouns il/elle/ils/elles
Ils or Elles? (1)
Ils or Elles? (2)

WEATHER

Weather
Weather dominoes
Weather crossword

TIME

Time OHT (1) – hours and half past
Time OHT (2) – quarter past and to
Time OHT (3) – minutes past and to
Time OHT (4) – mixed
Telling the time worksheet
Where and when. Using aller plus time.


TOWN

Battleships game for places in town (can be adapted for other grammar or vocab areas)
In town – directions
In town – code breaking
In town – crossword
In town – crossword with definitions
In town – wordsearch
In town – dominoes
Pour aller…..
Transport Shops (oral/written drill)

HOME

La maison de la famille Leblanc
Trotro joue à cache-cache – video listening
In the house
In the house crossword
In the house (2)
Rooms in the house
Ma chambre
Ma chambre – video listening sing-along

CLASSROOM

Classroom vocabulary – code breaking
Classroom vocabulary – video listening
Classroom vocabulary list
Classroom vocabulary dominoes
School subjects
Classroom vocab – crossword (pdf)
Classroom vocab with indefinite articles- crossword (pdf)
Classroom wordsearch
Classroom vocabulary anagrams
Answers for the above

ADJECTIVES

Adjective agreement crossword
Possessive adjectives (two sheets)
Adjectives gap fill
Top Secret! (descriptions)

CHRISTMAS

Christmas vocabulary
Christmas crossword
Christmas strip bingo game
Christmas code breaking
Christmas wordsearch

LESSON PLANS

Teaching ne… pas
Family resource and lesson plan
Marie-Hélène talks about herself – text with lesson plan

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