Vive La France !

Age group    up to and including Years 7 / 8 / 9
Length of performance   approx 1 hour

Objectives – are to
 - develop a positive attitude to learning French
 -  motivate learning and increase cultural awareness
 - encourage spontaneous use of French with growing confidence 

KS2 Units – K1,3,4, 7, 12, 13,15                   KS3 Units 1,2,3,7,8,10

Areas of language covered include :
Food, the weather, gender, numbers, animals, the countryside, colours, parts of the body, directions, time, pets, members of family

The Story
Nothing is quite as it seems in this sleepy French village. The audience is quickly drawn into a world were paintings can talk, people climb ladders without leaning them against walls and the simple act of laying a table can turn into a balancing act of baguette juggling. There is even the chance to learn the Mona Lisa Directions Rap. Oh and watch out for the weather forecast because in Monoeil it's a real experience!

Style of performance
Lively and interactive with clearly spoken text. Music, comedy and circus skills enable even those with a limited grasp of the language to enjoy and learn from the performance.

Learning Materials Vocabulary list and wordsearch.

Feedback “A thoroughly enjoyable production all the children were engaged and enjoyed it immensely. I love the way they were involved. It was thoroughly entertaining and I was impressed by how much vocabulary the children learnt and understood. “ Larks Hill School Pontefract

We really enjoyed the show. Feedback from children was very positive – they were impressed with the unicyle riding. Some were surprised how much French they understood! St Cecilia's RC Technology College, Preston

“ Truly inspirational and motivational. Fantastique!”  Altofts Junior School Wakefield