French – Lesson 5

We are learning to … Say how old we are, ask someone their age, practise numbers up to 69

In this video, you will learn how to ask someone their age and say your age.

Listen to Dol, our language detective, as he reveals his tricks for memorising numbers. Make sure you practise your numbers very regularly so that they become as much of a “reflex” as they are in English.

This is a maths challenge… Who is the quickest at mental maths in your family ?!!

Games play a big part in a child’s learning of a foreign language.

Teach yourself and your family the rhyme “Am stram gram”, which is the French equivalent of “Eeny, meeny, miny, mo” and use it as often as you can to decide who is starting a game, laying the table, or even walking the dog! You will definitely need it for your Lesson 6 Cultural Activity!

Am, stram, gram,
Pic et pic et colegram,
Bour et bour et ratatam,
Am, stram, gram ; pic !

N.B. As in “Eeny, meeny, miny, mo”, the words do not mean anything in particular!

Challenge 1Song

Create a little song to the tune of She’ll be coming down the mountain using words such as:

Je m’appelle Thomas et j’ai 9 ans, 9 ans ! J’habite à Édimbourg en Écosse, en Écosse! etc.

Challenge 2Animation

Watch the animation to practise your numbers in French!

Children: Suggested School Challenge!

Quelle heure est-il M. le Loup ? Watch the video of French children playing this popular French game (What time is it Mr Wolf?). Can you organise a game with all members of your family/community?

Watch the animation with vocabulary for the game.

Once you’ve managed your 3 Challenges, you can start lesson 6!