Remember to consult our level guideline regularly to ensure the best progression for your groups.
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. Ts 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 FCs from the last session and see who remembers the words or phrases
Introducing FCs: FCs can be introduced either before or after the story. You may want to show all the FC or half or just a few, depending on age/level, before reading the story so that the STs can make the vocab connection within the story. Either way, present FC one at a time when introducing, have the STs repeat the word after you and pin it on the wall for all to see. If this is done before reading then STs can also be seeing the FCs while hearing the words.
3. Story: Egg Hunt / 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.
Focus on asking, “ Where is the egg?” “Is it under or behind?” “How many eggs are there?”
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 / 20 minutes
You will need: egg and animal flashcards
Egg Hunt: Start by taking the flashcards out of the envelope one by one reviewing the school supplies. Encourage a volunteer or give all of the children in turn (if the group is small), take(s) a turn to say each word.
Now have the children cover their eyes and hide the eggs around the room covering them with other flashcards. Ask, “Where are the eggs”. Have the student reply, “I found one under/ behind an object”. After, try covering the display to see whether they can remember which place is where - another opportunity to repeat the sentences.
For older groups, now drill down to aim at the target language listed. Play a flashcard game around the structure "There might be (a snail under the egg) for example.
5. Song (see below)
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.
7. Recap / 5 minutes
You will need: FCs for your target language.
8. Goodbye Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)