Weather and Seasons (LPM)
Vocabulary Teaching Targets
Verbs: to put on
Nouns: Summer Winter Autumn Spring
Adjectives: Windy Sunny Cloudy Rainy Snowy
Questions: How is the weather? What is the season? What weather do we have in?
Sentences: Today it is (weather). My favorite season is _________________
Remember to consult our level guideline regularly to ensure the best progression for your groups.
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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.
Weather and Seasons 2 (LPM)
5 min Greeting
Hello Song - Click here for hello song ideas
Calendar, Rules, Colours, etc.
Spend some time asking BASIC QUESTIONS: How are you? How old are you? What's your name?
5 min Review last week
Take out the flashcards from the last session and see who remembers the words or phrases. If you gave homework - go through the work as a class.
10 min Introduction of topic
Introduce the Seasons flash cards (from the calendar) one by one displaying each one on the wall as it is introduced. Introduce the weather flashcards (from the calendar one by one displaying them on the wall. Top tip! Encourage the children by allowing the children that repeat the word correctly to stick it up on the wall/board. Encourage the group to repeat the words several times as they are introduced. Play games with FCs to reinforce new vocabulary. Examples here
Ask the students what kind of weather we can find in which seasons? Demonstrate this by displaying the Seasons flashcards with the weather flashcards.
15 min Book : Book link Before reading, revise the vocab using flashcards. Read through the book: Four Seasons -by ESL. Show the children the cover and ask them what season it is in the book - use the flashcards to help if necessary. "Is it Winter? Is it Summer? Yes or No?"
This book focuses primarily around Autumn - speak to the children about Autumn, Autumn weather etc/ - hot/cold, leaves etc
10 min Song/ Extra Game
How's the weather? Get out the weather flashcards - as a group, match the weather to the seasons flashcards on the board. Use the tree FC and let the kids put up the leaves one by one. They can practice their numbers and colours through the activity. If you have time, play the weather song For the song and sing it slowly first without music -use big hand gestures!. Sing the song again with lots of big actions!
10 min Individual Activity
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 your group is of a high level.
Explain the activity and do part or all of it as a group/class. Play "Listen and Point" - read the names of the seasons out loud and ask the children to point at the item that is relevant. Walk around room to see how the children are doing, help those that are struggling. Spend time with each child. Ask a question about the lesson or what they might be colouring. Encourage each child to either repeat vocabulary and sentences or to produce them independently, depending on their level.
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5 min Goodbye Time
Songs are generally more helpful with younger groups
Always finish will a goodbye song for the younger groups
although youmany have to leave out for 45 min sessions