Unité 1 : l’alphabet, ça va !

Bonjour !

This week we have started our unit 1 in Grade 1 under the year-long transdisciplinary theme of Who We Are, and our central idea is languages allow me to communicate with the world. This week we learnt about how the alphabet sound in French and what our name looks like in cursive writing. We also learnt the name of a few objects and persons, like in this video:

 

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to recognize the sound of letters in French;
  • Students will be able to talk about common objects and people;
  • Students will be able to identify numbers from 0 to 16;
  • Students will be able to label more actions.

We will focus on being risk-takers and open-minded learners, showing enthusiasm and curiosity.

Au revoir !

Unité 1 : Où nous nous situons dans l’espace et le temps

Bonjour !

This week we have started our unit 1 in Grade 4 under the transdisciplinary theme of Where we Are in Place and Time, and our central idea is we create different habits through cycles. This week we inquired about people’s important celebrations like birthdays and national days. We noticed that Autumn looks different for some of us and celebrated Avik’s birthday today!

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to understand seasons, celebrations and patterns through the year;
  • Students will be able to organize their ideas into paragraphs;
  • Students will be able to understand concepts of future and destination;
  • Students will be able to describe a visual situation;
  • Students will be able to understand a short text.

We will focus on being open-minded and knowledgeable learners, showing respect and commitment.

Au revoir ! Bonne fête de la mi-automne !

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Unité 1 : Comment nous nous exprimons

Bonjour !

This week we have started our unit 1 in Grade 3 under the transdisciplinary theme of How We Express Ourselves, and our central idea is Our five senses give us a language to describe the world around us. This week we learnt about our head, eyes, nose, mouth, ears and hair like in this video

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to physically describe various characters;
  • Students will be able to express their personality through accessories and colours;
  • Students will be able to talk about the 5 senses.

We will focus on being caring and balanced learners, showing confidence and respect.

Au revoir ! A bientôt !

Unité 1 : Comment nous nous exprimons

Bonjour ! Salut !

This week we have started our unit 1 in Grade 2 under the transdisciplinary theme of How We Express Ourselves, and our central idea is We can use our language to describe the things we do, say and see everyday. This week we met with Maggie, Léo, Alice, Jeanne Legrand and Luc Legrand, characters from Les Loustics (Hachette FLE edition) that will give us lots of ideas on how to talk about someone.

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to greet people in different ways;
  • Students will be able to count up to 30;
  • Students will be able to ask and answer common questions to introduce themselves;
  • Students will be able to ask and answer common questions to introduce someone else;
  • Students will be able to identify shapes and colours;
  • Students will be able to talk about what people do;
  • Students will be able to describe a picture.

We will focus on being risk takers and principled learners, showing enthusiasm and commitment.

Salut ! Au revoir ! A bientôt !

Bonjour la classe 5 !

Bonjour !

My name is Ms. Laurie and I am your child’s French teacher this academic year. This is a Novice 1 small class with children who had little exposure to French language and culture before. However, in a few months, and because our fifth graders show maturity and commitment in their learning, we will soon become a Novice 2 group. This year, we are very lucky to welcome to our class group 2 students with a background in French that will lead us into developing our speaking skills further. Our fifth graders are already very keen on learning collaboratively and interacting in French!

During these first weeks, we are learning to learn, which means that we are building/consolidating a strong set of skills that will help us communicate in basic situations in French only.

Our learning intentions are:

  • Students will be able to introduce themselves and greet others.
  • Students will be able to count from 0 to 30.
  • Students will be able to say the date the way French people do.
  • Students will be able to understand simple instructions.
  • Students will be able to collaboratively build our class essential agreements.
  • Students will be able to recognize some French cultural symbols and express like or dislike.

Your child comes to French class on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Once we start our first unit, we will use Vitamine 1 textbook and notebook (Cle International) throughout the year to support our progression.

Vitamine - Niveau 1 - Livre de l'élève

Bonjour la classe 4 !

Bonjour !

My name is Ms. Laurie and I am your child’s French teacher this academic year. This is a Novice 3 class with children who were in a Novice 2 or Novice 3 group last year at UNIS. Our fourth graders are very confident communicating in French only and they are keen on learning more this year!

During these first weeks, we are learning to learn, which means that we are consolidating a strong set of skills that will help us interact in basic classroom situations.

Our learning intentions are:

  • Students will be able to introduce themselves and greet others.
  • Students will be able to count from 1 to 100 (and manipulate numbers up to 999).
  • Students will be able to say the date and the season the way French people do, as well as talking about the weather.
  • Students will be able to collaboratively build our class essential agreements using the PYP learner profile.
  • Students will be able to say what people do using action verbs ending in ER.

Your child comes to French class on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Once we start our first unit, we will use Vitamine 1 and Vitamine 2 textbooks and notebook (Cle International) throughout the year to support our progression.

Vitamine - Niveau 1 - Livre de l'élève

Vitamine - Niveau 2 - Livre de l'élève

Bonjour la classe 3 !

Bonjour !

My name is Ms. Laurie and I am your child’s French teacher this academic year. This is a Novice 2 class with children who were together in a Novice 1 or Novice 2 group last year at UNIS. Our third graders are already very confident reusing previously taught knowledge and they are keen on learning more this year!

During these first weeks, we are learning to learn, which means that we are consolidating a strong set of skills that will help us communicate in basic situations in French only.

Our learning intentions are:

  • Students will be able to introduce themselves and greet others.
  • Students will be able to count from 1 to 39.
  • Students will be able to say the date the way French people do.
  • Students will be able to understand a variety of simple instructions.
  • Students will be able to collaboratively build our class essential agreements using the PYP learner profile.
  • Students will be able to say what people do using action verbs.
  • Students will be able to describe familiar class items.

Your child comes to French class on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Once we start our first unit, we will carry on using Les Loustics textbook and notebook (Hachette Français Langue Etrangère) throughout the year, like last year in Grade 2, to support our progression.

Bonjour la classe 2 !

Bonjour !

My name is Ms. Laurie and I am your child’s French teacher this academic year. This is a Novice 2 class with children who were together in a Novice 1 group last year at UNIS. Our second graders are already very confident reusing previously taught knowledge and they are keen on learning more this year!

During these first weeks, we are learning to learn, which means that we are consolidating a strong set of skills that will help us communicate in basic situations in French only.

Our learning intentions are:

  • Students will be able to introduce themselves and greet others.
  • Students will be able to count from 1 to 20.
  • Students will be able to say the date the way French people do.
  • Students will be able to understand a variety of simple instructions.
  • Students will be able to collaboratively build our class essential agreements using the PYP learner profile.
  • Students will be able to recognize a variety of French cultural symbols.
  • Students will be able to grasp the concept of gender in French.

Your child comes to French class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Once we start our first unit, we will use Les Loustics textbook and notebook (Hachette Français Langue Etrangère) throughout the year to support our progression.

Bonjour la classe 1 !

Bonjour !

My name is Ms. Laurie and I am your child’s French teacher this academic year. This is a Novice 1 class with children who had no or little exposure to French language and culture before. But our first graders are already very keen on singing and interacting in French!

During these first weeks, we are learning to learn, which means that we are building a strong set of skills that will help us communicate in basic situations in French only.

Our learning intentions are:

  • Students will be able to say their name.
  • Students will be able to say how they feel.
  • Students will be able to count from 1 to 6.
  • Students will be able to understand simple instructions.
  • Students will be able to collaboratively build our class essential agreements.
  • Students will be able to recognize some French cultural symbols.

Your child comes to French class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Once we start our first unit, we will use Lili, la petite grenouille textbook and notebooks (Cle International) throughout the year to support our progression.

Lili, la petite grenouille - Niveau 1 - Livre de l'élève