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Primary school resources on frenchteacher

frenchteacher.net is probably best known for its A-level and GCSE resources. Certainly they are the pages most used, as my subscriber surveys always confirm. But over the last few years I have made a conscious effort to increase the number and broaden the range of resources for beginners.

My page for beginners is actually entitled Y7/Primary, although I am not aware of many primary school teachers subscribing. After all, there are many resources to choose from out there, some free, some not.

But in an unashamed piece of promotion I'd like to make primary teacher colleagues aware of what's on offer on frenchteacher. Since nearly all resources are editable and downloadable they can be obtained for a one-off cost of £30. Many schools subscribe year after year as the site is regularly refreshed. Today I added two PowerPoints featuring Spotty the dog and what he likes doing.

What do you get for £30?

PowerPoint presentations

There are currently 32 of these, each one designed with an interactive teaching sequence in mind - looking, reading, listening, speaking, remembering, sentence building -  covering the following topics:
  • Numbers
  • Colours
  • Free time
  • Sport
  • Telling the time
  • Rooms in the house
  • Around town
  • Animals
  • Holidays
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Asking for directions
  • Weather
  • Transport
  • Prepositions
  • -er verbs
  • Two verbs together
  • The near future tense
  • Phonics
  • Want/don't want
  • Like/don't like

Sentence builder frames

These are very popular at the moment and allow pupils to construct sentences confidently in little time. Topics covered so far are:
  • How are you?
  • pets
  • My family
  • Pastimes
  • Transport
  • Favourite subjects
  • Where are you going?
  • Which sports do you like?
  • Whch animals do you like?
  • What time do you do things?

There are further quite easy sentence builders on the Y8 page, by the way.

Parallel reading texts

There are around 20 of these, together with doable exercises. These allow you to go beyond the humdrum topics normally done by beginners. Topics include:

Kangaroos, the Eiffel Tower, Cinderella, Spiders, Sharks, Vampires, Brazil, Ladybirds and Meerkats. These can be made into a booklet for independent reading. Remember, the parallel translation makes sure everything is understood.

Crosswords

These cover areas such as food and drink, Christmas, verbs, weather, classroom vocab, house and home and numbers. There are a few wordsearches too.

Grammar

there are over 25 worksheets which can double up as oral drills for audiolingual-style practice.

Dominoes

There are cut-out domino games on topics such as the weather and classroom vocab.

Lesson plans

There are also a handful of specific lesson plans, along with simple texts and exercises. In addition there are other miscellaneous resources.

In total, the Y7/Primary content amounts to over 230 separate resources.

frenchteacher.net enjoys a high reputation for the quality and accuracy of its resources, so primary French teachers will almost certainly find use for them.



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