A Christmas Lesson

This lesson uses the theme of Christmas to develop learners’ vocabulary and speaking skills. 

All about me

With very young learners much of what they do in the classroom revolves around them. Before school they are often the centre of ‘their’ universe so starting school can sometimes be a bit of a shock. This activity is suitable for language assistants and teachers.

At the beach

Once it starts to get warm you can easily start to talk about holidays and possible destinations with your young learners. This activity is suitable for language assistants and teachers.

At the funfair

Coming into a primary English lesson should always be about having fun. The fun should obviously always be grounded in learning, but it's important to always remember the enjoyment factor. This is why it's good to base your lessons on subjects that children will automatically relate to. These activities are suitable for language assistants and teachers.

Calendar Based Activities

 This lesson is based around the calendar and helping students to use dates. It is suitable for language assistants as well as teachers.

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is one of the many colourful events celebrated in our multicultural calendar.

Clothes

This lesson looks at ways to develop students 'clothes vocabulary' it could be spread over two lessons as theposters in Stage 5 could take quite a while a complete.

Colours: What is pink ?

Introduction
This is a primary tip that helps you exploit the lesson plan Colours – What is pink? from the French CIEP* website, designed to assist foreign assistants teaching in France. It can be used by all assistants as the worksheets are in English. The lesson plan is inspired by the famous poem by Christina Rossetti ‘What is pink?’

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Farm animals

Children love units connected with animals and farm animals can provide lots of fun opportunities to practise sounds and phonics. These activities are suitable for language assistants as well as teachers.

Creepy Crawlies

This can be done over a series of lessons as part of an ongoing project, dedicating each lesson to a different insect, or otherwise as one lesson. Children love squeamish subjects so you may find that they want you to extend what you originally planned to do.

Parts of the body

A Vocabulary lesson with Speaking and Listening for Very Young learners.

A Christmas Lesson

This lesson uses the theme of Christmas to develop learners’ vocabulary and speaking skills. 

Winter

This tip is about Christmas and how to integrate it into your lessons. There is also a winter project that includes Christmas as just one of its many aspects.

Halloween

This lesson has some fun activities and language learning tasks based around the theme of Halloween. The activities include singing songs and making Halloween decorations. The activities are suitable for language assistants as well as for teachers.

The Seasons

‘The Four Seasons’ is a great topic for the beginning of the year as it marks the start of a fresh cycle.

My favourite day 1

This is the first in a two part series. Here you have a few ideas on how to review days of the week, months of the year and dates while allowing children to personalise the lesson and allowing you to give them some invaluable cultural input. These activities are designed to be used by language assistants as well as teachers.

Calendar Based Activities

 This lesson is based around the calendar and helping students to use dates. It is suitable for language assistants as well as teachers.

Clothes

This lesson looks at ways to develop students 'clothes vocabulary' it could be spread over two lessons as theposters in Stage 5 could take quite a while a complete.

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