La Chasse aux Oeufs

Lolly with basket of eggsLarkin with basket of eggs

A simple animated story for Easter featuring scenes from some of our favourite stories - and secret clues to help if you get stuck...!

The story is also available in English, German and Spanish.

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Le Navet GéantGrandfather plants some turnip seeds

A lively adaptation of the traditional tale written by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy in 1863 - a long time ago!

The repetitive nature of the story makes it a great one for joining in, acting out - and maybe even having a bit of a jig along to the music!

The complete story is now free!

Also available in BulgarianEnglish, German and Spanish

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boy on bikeAntonio va à l'école
à moto....
Jules et Luce vont à l'école en autobus...!

Have fun practising the sounds of French with these two simple poems, complete with printables and Smart Notebook resources.

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Freedom - La Liberté

swallow flyingA poem with simple images of Freedom as seen through the eyes of a child. It's ideal to use as a framework for pupils to write their own poem - and a lovely activity for the summer term!

Poem and printable activities available in English, French, German and Spanish.

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Petit Chaperon Rouge

Little Red at the signpostLe loup

A funny reworking of the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood in French, complete with a choice of three endings.

Simple navigation controls allow the narration to be paused and replayed, and the text is highlighted as it is read.

Printable books, flashcards, a play script and puppet templates accompany the story, which is also available in EnglishGerman and Spanish.

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Je Voudrais un AnimalBoy and tiger

A lively story about a boy who really really wants a pet.... It's also a great way to practise sentence structure, asking questions, expressing preferences well as looking at gender, adjectives and adjectival agreement - and it's fun!

A range of additional resources accompany the story, including printable books, flashcards, word mats and Smart Notebook activities.

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Le Bonhomme de Pain d'Épice

Gingerbread man on the fox's nose

A beautifully illustrated animated version, narrated by a lively native French speaker.

The story is suitable for young learners of French at Key Stage 2 and is supported by a range of linked resources including printable books, puppet and mask templates, interactive whiteboard resources and an image bank.

A series of 14 lesson plans based on a Thinking Skills approach to language learning also complement the resource.

Also available in English and Spanish.

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Change - Le Changement

National Poetry Day 2018

We took the inspiration for our poem from the return to school after the summer break - definitely a time of many changes!

Poem and printable resources also available in EnglishGerman and Spanish.

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L'Incroyable Histoire de Jacques et des Haricots Magiques

Jacques et les Haricots MagiquesAdventurous young Jacques stars in a traditional tale with a twist in this fully animated, engaging story for young learners of French.

A full range of teaching resources accompany the story, which is also available in English and Spanish.

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Pique-niquons! pique-niquons

Enjoy this simple, relaxing story about a picnic which gradually unfolds as vocabulary is introduced item by item to a musical accompaniment!

The story is about a picnic, but as it’s a very posh one with full table settings (including napkins!) it’s equally suitable for use in café or restaurant topics or daily routines.

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Charles le ChienTête, épaules, genoux, pieds

Enjoy singing and joining in with this simple action rhyme in French.

Caro le CochonChoose Caro le Cochon or Charles le Chien to help you with the words and actions.

Also in English and Spanish.

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'Noël Arrive' Advent Calendar 

Make a snowman?A lovely animated Christmas story which tells the tale of what happens when some unexpected visitors arrive to help Santa and Mrs Claus prepare for the big day!

The story is also available in English, German and Spanish.

Read the French version here

Les Quatre Musiciens
de Brême

robbers run

A funny and imaginative adaptation of the folktale recorded by the Brothers Grimm.

The story is suitable for older students of French and is accompanied by a printable A4 book and character masks.

Also available in English.

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Où est le Père Noël?

SantaJoin Santa's grandchildren, Lolly and Larkin, in their third Christmas adventure as they set out to find Santa!

It's a lovely story for acting out and practising the names of the rooms in the house - hidden puppies and noisy gnomes add to the fun!

Also in English, German and Spanish.

Enjoy the French story here!

Souhaits pour Noël

Lolly and Larkin

Find out what happens when Lolly and Larkin set off on an amazing adventure with Plume Blanche, the snow goose...

Mrs Christmas gives the children a list of 12 animals and sets them the task of finding out what they would like for Christmas, with surprising results!

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