J'aime la galette!

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J'aime la galette!

Contributor: Nathalie Paris

Language of text: French
Type of text: Song lyric
Author or source: Orianne Lallemand & Maud Legrand
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2/3
Source reference: 9782203047587

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This story is based on a common and traditonal song in France around Epiphany day (6th January) when we make "galette des rois". You may want to sing the original song with the class. Then we can sing each double-page to the original tune: the children can easily join in with "j'aime la galette, savez-vous comment?" as early as the 1st reading.
On second reading, work out with the children who the traditional characters are: they will work out l'ogre, les sept nains, la sorcière, boucle d'or et les trois ours, le petit chaperon rouge, but will need help with la souris des dents de lait and le corbeau et le renard. You could display on the board the names of the characters and see if the children can work them out on his page. This is a great opportunity to recite/read the Fable de La Fontaine "le corbeau et le renard" to the group and to discuss it. Children always love to hear poetry in another language!

This story is a really fun take on a traditional rhyme and will entertain the children. They will really enjoy making/sticking cut outs of the characters on lollipop sticks so they can retell the story, beat up the wolf and pretend to eat galette at the end!

The children, throught this story, will learn about the traditions of the galette, the souris des dents de lait (not a tooth fairy in France!), a fable and they will revisit traditional fairy tales which they are familiar with and love I am sure… all this in French!

Topics or themes:
Cultural events: Epiphany; fairy tales

1st and 3rd persons of "aimer", also negative (though missing a "ne" as informal form); adjectives


How much time required:
1 lesson

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