Four fun KS2 French games offer cultural insights ‘Give your children the confidence to perform their French, and learn alongside them’ is the approach taken to French lessons at Beam Primary in Dagenham. We see four ideas for teaching French demonstrated by Catherine Cook and Kayleigh Hartley, helped by their French foreign language assistant, Dunia Sabil.

‘Jacques a dit’ is just ‘Simon Says’ in French, with exactly the same rules. The traditional French nursery rhyme ‘Y’a une pie’ is an easy sentence to construct, and once the pupils have sung it a few times they’ll be ready to come to the front to try swapping the nouns and adverbs for new French words, making their own sentences. A little role play of a French cafe gives pupils the chance to perform their French, and prepare for foreign holidays.
And finally an opportunity to learn a French dance gives pupils a wider cultural understanding of France.

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