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I was just wondering if anyone had done 'The Circus' as a topic area and if they had managed to integrate French into it?
Thought it might be fun but am now seeking some inspiration so any ideas gratefully received!
Never tackled it before.But each clown has his own unique make-up registered to him so 'parts of the face vocab.' using Il a (new extension of phrase il y a which they will hopefully have met before) springs to mind. They could then design their own clown face make-up.
Colours would also come into this so adjectives & agreements.
Lots of lovely verbs which they could practise in pe lessons.They could mix up actions to make 'silly sentences' or play a simple version of consequences.
Salut Marnie! How are you? Never done this either but it sounds great fun so let me know how you get on.
Meanwhile thought the following YouTube clips might be useful to start:
Found a couple more:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/le-cirque/1796.html - from BBC Learning Zone Class Clips - more ks3 possibly but an able class might be able to tackle this with teacher guidance.
Also have you seen this Canadian primary school immersion program based on le cirque? http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/2713.html
Coincidentally just today my youngest has just persuaded me to buy her a 'diablo' as 'everyone' has got one at school apparaently and they are advertising them on the Belgian circus school website http://www.funambule.be/accueil2.html