Chevaux de bois

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Chevaux de bois

Contributor: Steven Fawkes

Language of text: French
Type of text: Poem
Author or source: Paul Verlaine
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2
Source reference:

Tournez, tournez, bons chevaux de bois,
Tournez cent tours, tournez mille tours,
Tournez souvent et tournez toujours,
Tournez, tournez au son des hautbois

Attached files:
Photo of a roundabout with horses

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Edinburgh Day One (23).jpgJPEG image data2.72 MBInfo

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Associate the rhythm with the movement of the horses on the roundabout

Observe the sound / spelling system - silent letters, -ez, -on- , -aux, - our etc. as relevant
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