French Finger Rhymes
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French Finger Rhymes - DVD

(French years 3-4)

A training resource for all who teach French in Key Stage 2.

This DVD is an ideal resource for professional development, whether in a formal training setting or for private use by practitioners. Sections on the DVD include:

  • a rationale for the inclusion of finger rhymes and action songs
  • learn and rehearse – each rhyme is presented in short phrases to allow teachers to learn and practise as necessary
  • classroom observation – this section shows the rhymes and songs being presented, practised or performed in the classroom.

Children can experience both enjoyment and challenge as they learn a bank of finger rhymes and action songs. The rhymes and songs included here are particularly suitable for children in year 3 and 4, but teachers might also feel they can be used with younger children, and possibly children in upper KS2. The experience gives children opportunities to:

  • hear a text-level model of spoken French
  • make eye contact with the person modelling the rhyme
  • memorise language at text level
  • speak with a level of fluency
  • memorise actions to accompany words and phrases
  • mimic pronunciation and intonation

RRP £30 (inc p&p)

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Product code: GDFFRDVD2010


This DVD was filmed in All Saints CE Primary School, Ilkley. We are very grateful to the headteacher Peter Marsh, and to Karen Balmer, Anne Bullock, Tracey Ellis, Dawn Taylor and Moira Hogan, as well as to all the children in the year 3/4 mixed-age classes who participated so enthusiastically. Filming and production: Phil Keen.

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