Mouse's Breakfast (LPK)


Teaching targets






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Carnet de Voyage

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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.

Lesson Plan

1. Hello Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

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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: Little Mouse's Big Breakfast / 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 older children, ensure you are repeating and illustrating the chosen verbs.

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: Mouse & Food 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

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In this part, also introduce some or all (depending on the age and level) of the new verbs by playing games with the flashcards:

With the cards spaced out on the floor, turned over for extra difficulty if needed

"Camille, hop on the cheese!"

"Thomas, run to the blueberries!"

"Alice, discover the seeds!"

"Jean, eat the biscuits!"

For older groups, this is a good time to introduce the past tense of the verbs.

Now, with the older groups, drill down to past tense of the verbs in particular.

For example:

A volunteer goes to the wall where the flashcards are displayed. They then listen to the teacher's sentences and make the corresponding actions..

"The mouse ate the cheese" (the y put the cheese behind the mouse)

"The mouse ran to the cheese" (they simulate the mouse flashcard running across to the cheese flashcard).

For higher levels, you can ask them to transform your spoken sentence from one tense to another.

5. Song / 10 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

Recommended for groups under 8 years. Older groups can move straight onto the individual activity time.


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.

Handout 1, 3-7yrs (PS, MS, GS, CP, CE1)

Handout 2, 8-9yrs (CE2)

Handout 3, 9-11yrs (CM1,CM2)

Handout 4, bilingual students


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7. Recap / 5 minutes

You will need: Flashcards for your target language.


8. Goodbye Song / 5 minutes (rcomended for younger groups)

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