Primary French: Papyon Volé une Chanson du Carnaval

Teach KS2 French through the experience of a Martinique carnival It’s carnival time in Martinique! Sing along with Maya and her friends as they perform ‘Papyon Volé’, a traditional Creole carnival song. The words are provided on screen, karaoke-style, so that everyone can learn the song and sing along with Maya and friends!

This lesson starter is created to support the language and themes associated with QCDA Unit 14: ‘Je suis le musicien’. There are detailed teaching notes to accompany the film.

Shot on location in Fort de France, Martinique, the video offers opportunities to develop language skills and intercultural understanding.

Primary French – Le Chemin de L’ecole

Follow Matis as he walks to school in Martinique, for KS2 French Mathis and his friend Jeremie live in Fort de France, Martinique. Every day they walk to school – and this is the route that they take.

Narrated by Mathis, the film is a step-by-step description of their journey from Mathis’ house to École Plateau-Didier. Mathis tells us each left and right turn he and Jeremie take, when they cross the road, and the things they pass on the way. Look out for the pizzeria, the sandwich shop and the hairdresser where Mathis goes to have his hair cut.

But Mathis, Jeremie and the friends they meet along the way are running late. Will they get to school on time?

This lesson starter models language from Unit 15 of the QCDA scheme of work, specifically on how to give directions. There are detailed teaching notes to accompany the film.

Shot on location in Fort de France, Martinique, the video offers opportunities to develop language skills and intercultural understanding.

KS2 French РUne Chasse au Tr̩sor

Make KS2 French learning fun with a treasure hunt in Martinique Mathis and friends are taking part in a treasure hunt. This film follows the children as they travel around the school searching for five clues, the last of which will lead to the hidden treasure.

Each clue offers detailed directions which the children follow carefully (for example, turn left/right, take 10 big steps).

This lesson starter models language from Unit 15 of the QCDA scheme of work, specifically with regard to the giving of directions.

Shot on location in Fort de France, Martinique, the video offers opportunities to develop language skills and intercultural understanding.

There are detailed accompanying teaching notes.

KS2 French – Voici ma ville

Help KS2 French pupils explore the historic capital of Martinique 11-year-old Reika and friends take us on a tour of historic Fort de France, and talk about the features that they like most. As part of the tour, we visit the Cathédrale Saint-Louis, the post office, the Bibliothèque Schoelcher and the Grande Marché, which is full of local fruit and vegetables.

This lesson starter relates to the language and themes explored in Unit 22 of the QCDA scheme of work for KS2 French.

Shot on location in Fort de France, Martinique, the video offers opportunities to develop language skills and intercultural understanding.

There are detailed accompanying teaching notes.

KS2 French -Matis et son grandpère

For KS2 French, Martinique boy asks grandfather about his past 8-year-old Mathis interviews his grandfather about life when he was a young boy growing up in Fort de France, Martinique.

The topics of conversation include: where his grandfather lived, what his house was like, how he went to school, what he liked to eat and what he wanted to be when he grew up.

This lesson starter relates to the language and themes explored in Unit 22 of the QCDA scheme of work for KS2 French.

Shot on location in Fort de France, Martinique, the video offers opportunities to develop language skills and intercultural understanding.

There are detailed accompanying teaching notes.

KS2 French – Qu’est-ce que tu préfères?

For KS2 French, Martinique pupils discuss food, sport and music In this clip, Antoine, Logan, Meddy, Arnaud, Mathis and Jeremie share their likes and dislikes on a range of topics such as food, the weather, sport and music.

This lesson starter relates to the language and themes explored in Unit 24 of the QCDA scheme of work for KS2 French.

Shot on location in Fort de France, Martinique, the video offers opportunities to develop language skills and intercultural understanding.

There are detailed accompanying teaching notes.

KS1 Science -Stopping Moving Objects

A demolition ball shows the force of moving objects: KS1 science This Lesson Starter begins with some archive film in black and white of a demolition ball demolishing houses. After a while we cut to the ‘professor’. He is dodging what looks like a demolition ball that is swinging from side to side across the frame in a menacing fashion. Will it hit him? Can he dodge out of the way quickly enough? But suddenly the professor catches the ball and reveals that it is not a spherical ball, but a 2D circular shape after all. It is not as dangerous as it first appeared. The learning objective is that children can describe how an object might be stopped and why it is dangerous to stop some moving objects.
PROMPT QUESTION: Why could the professor safely stop the moving object?

KS1 Science – Changing Movement by Force

Year 2 science in action as a chef exerts forces upon pizza dough In a professional kitchen Eric the chef mixes up the ingredients for pizza dough; flour, water, olive oil and a little salt. Having mixed everything into a pliable dough Eric begins pushing and pulling it into different shapes. After some serious kneading he then rolls it out and then stretches the elastic dough by tossing it into the air a few times before settling it into a baking dish. On go the toppings and into the oven for just five minutes and out comes a really tasty pizza! Watching the dough-making process shows that pushing and pulling can change the shape of an object.
PROMPT QUESTION: What forces did the chef use to make his pizza dough?

KS2 Science -Air Resistance

Explain air resistance for Year 4 using parachutes and eggs Professor Pete has assembled some eggs and a variety of parachutes of different sizes. They are made from plastic bags, string and yoghurt pots. For safety the eggs are dropped from the top of a ladder by a firefighter. First, as a control, Professor Pete asks the fireman to drop an egg without any parachute attached to it at all. No surprise – we just get a scrambled egg. The Professor then tries a variety of parachutes and ends up attaching a parachute made from a black bin liner. This large bag has a lot of wind resistance and allows the lucky egg to float down to the ground without breaking.
PROMPT QUESTION: Why didn’t the last egg break?

Primary French – La Musique et les Instruments

For KS2 French, Martinique children discuss music and instruments In Martinique, music is an important part of the culture, and in this lesson starter Maya and her friends talk about the instruments they play and the music they like.

Maya plays the guitar, Theo plays the piano, Antoine plays the tibois, a percussion instrument, and Emma plays the recorder (badly!).

This lesson starter supports the teaching of Unit 14 of the QCDA scheme of work, including learning the names of instruments, and how to say ‘je vais jouer’. There are detailed teaching notes to accompany the film.

Shot on location in Fort de France, Martinique, the video offers opportunities to develop language skills and intercultural understanding.