Comparing beaches Learning Objectives
• to re-read frequently a variety of short texts (L5.1)
• to recognise similarities and differences between places (IU5.2)
• to look and listen for visual and aural clues (LLS)

Possible Teaching Activities
  • Beach discussion (see adjacent): Use images of beaches to discuss in English similarities
  • ...differences between beaches and coastlines in the UK and abroad.
Beach discussion activity
Introduce new vocabulary (see adjacent) for some additional features in the images, eg
  • une baie (a bay),
  • une falaise (a cliff),
  • une grotte (a cave),
  • des coquillages (shells),
  • des rochers (rocks),
  • des cailloux (pebbles).

Flashcards for additional vocabulary

Additional vocabulary for the la plage unit and some games to practise it.
  • Point out a feature on an image (or use flashcard) and ask, eg C’est une baie? (Is it a bay?)
Elicit the response Oui, c’est une baie (Yes, it is a bay).
  • Introduce some questions that will need a negative response,
eg C’est une baie? Non, ce n’est pas une baie. C’est une falaise. (Is it a bay? No, it is not a bay. It is a cliff.)
  • Ask individual children to come out and match the text to the pictures.
  • Call out a word and ask children to try writing it on a mini-whiteboard.
Who is first to write it? Who has spelt it correctly?

  • Draw attention to the sound ill in coquillages. (see phoneme -ill adjacent)
Phoneme -ill activity