Hexagonie 1
A Scheme of Work for Teaching French in Primary Schools (Part 1 of 2-part scheme)

Book and audio CD
Maria Rice-Jones
(incl. £1.55 VAT on CD)
Hexagonie is an innovative way of introducing French at Key Stage 2. Part 1 is designed for use with pupils in their first two years of French and provides comprehensive coverage of all the Oracy and Literacy Objectives of the KS2 Framework for Languages and many of those for Intercultural Understanding.
  • Suitable for both non-specialist and specialist French teachers.

  • Language elements introduced in a logical, easy-to-understand way to that children quickly communicate with confidence.

  • Breaks language down into manageable chunks and presents them in a methodical manner enabling pupils to feel they can converse in French.

  • Brings the French language to life engaging pupils' imaginations and furthering their understanding of French language structures.

  • Develops effective learning strategies that can be applied to other languages and across the curriculum.
Hexagonie 1 components include:
Click here to see complete text, in pdf form, of:

The Teacher's Guide comprises the following elements. Please click on them for further, condensed information.
2. The audio CD
There are 4 songs (sung, with instrumental versions) including:.
  • the alphabet song (to the tune of "Twinkle, twinkle, little star")
  • "Un kilomètre à pied" (trad.)
  • "La tête, les épaules, etc " (trad.)
  • "Moi, je sais planter les choux" (trad.)
Each song is accompanied and is sung by native French speakers. There is also an instrumental version of the last 3 songs.
Please note that a set of 120 flashcards - which is referred to frequently throughout the course - may be bought separately for £25. (This set was originally included as part of the course but later removed to enable teachers to use their own flashcards and to reduce the cost of the materials).

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