Dimoitou (the puppet) is a favourite with junior classes. He visits many lessons helping students with their French Listening and Speaking.
We enjoy acting in role-plays to practise our French Listening, Responding and Speaking skills.
French puppet plays are created using both the traditional theatre and apps on the iPads.
Years 3 and 4 have enjoyed bilingual puppet plays performed by the Carrousel Theatre of Melbourne.
We use the cooperative learning strategy “Inside/Outside Circles” to practise our French conversations.
“Pass the Ball’ is a fun activity that helps us to practise asking questions and giving answers.
Using dress-ups and props whilst singing songs.
The French Puzzle Books are always popular.
We enjoy learning about the culture of French-speaking countries.
Parents are encouraged to help their children see the relevance of their work in school, by helping them to discover French used in TV and magazine advertisements and looking out for French on any products that they buy.
Here are a few of the French items that students have recently brought in to share with their classes:
- A Paris/Eiffel Tower pin
- A rose-quartz crystal found in France
- A model of the Eiffel Tower
- Photographs, postcards and souvenirs from Paris
- Euro coins
Keep it up! See what you can find.
À bientôt – Jean Barrett