Polar Bear (LPK)
NB: Please adapt the materiel and songs to "What can you see?" rather than "What do you see?" to keep in line with the handouts and teaching targets.
Remember to consult our level guideline regularly to ensure the best progression for your groups.
Click here for the level guidelines
Carnet de Voyage
The parents have access to the Carnet de Voyage from the beginning of term so that they can accompany their children to discover, progress and enjoy English. Teachers are advised to check the Carnet de Voyage each time to ensure the content reflects the session content you are planning to use.
1. Hello Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)
2. Recap last session's target language / 5 minutes
Take out the flashcards from the last session and see who remembers the words or phrases
3. Story: Polar bear, polar bear, What do you see?/ 10 minutes
You will need: Book
Read through the book, concentrate on encouraging repetition of your target words and or phrases. Give time for the children to see all of the details in the pictures.
For younger children (3-5), you may want to read only some of the text and concentrate more on key words. Ensure repetition of those key words.
For the extra traction levels, encourage them to repeat full sentences based on your teacher target above.
For extra preps, encourage to children to take turns trying to read pages to the group and to decipher the meaning of the story at the end.
4. Game / 15 minutes
You will need: animal flashcards
Having read through the story, introduce the flashcards one by one, displaying each one on the wall as it is introduced. Encourage the group to repeat the words several times as they are introduced.
Play some vocabulary integration games to make it fun and enhance word retention: Click here for examples and instructions on the flashcard section of the session.
For older groups, now drill down to aim at the target language listed next to Extra Traction and, according to the level, Extra Prep. above.
What can you hear?: If you are able to play audio during the session, below is a good video to use for a game of "What can you hear?" with animals. You can also play a game whereby the children say together "What can you hear?" then they close their eyes and you make a noise like a pencil dropping. The student that answers the question correctly gets to replace you and make a new noise.
For Extra Prep students, you can make 2 or 3 noises at once and introduce the question "What else can you hear?"
5. Song / 10 minutes (recommended for younger groups)
Recommended for groups under 8 years. Older groups can move straight onto the individual activity time.
You could change the lyrics and use the animal vocabulary instead (eg What can you see? What can you see? I see a peacock etc)
6. Individual activity/ 10 - 20 minutes
You will need: handout and markers and/or pencils
The aim of this section in the session is to spend time with each child individually. Encourage each child to either repeat vocabulary and sentences or to produce them independently, depending on their level.
Each handout is age-specific, please ensure you use the handout that corresponds to your group. You may decide to use a handout aimed at a different age if you group is of a high level.
7. Recap / 5 minutes
You will need: Flashcards for your target language.
8. Goodbye Song / 5 minutes (rcomended for younger groups)