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Preparation

  • Teacher’s Lesson Plan

  • Language Presenter Film Track

  • Flashcards

  • Song/rhyme Tracks

  • Reward Stickers

  • Classroom Poster

  • Pupil’s Books, colouring pencils

Extras: Lucky dip bag or box, mini flashcards from lesson 5

Vocabulary

Words: blue, red, yellow, rainbow, ball

Extension: It’s a… Where’s my red ball?

Lesson 6 | 15 to 20 minutes

Classroom Poster - Colours/Birthdays

Invite three volunteers to find and point to the colours yellow, red and blue on the Classroom Poster. - Use this focus on the poster to replace the birthday photos with new faces.

Language presenter film track

Invite a new volunteer to point to the film icon on the Classroom poster and watch the vocabulary presentation.
Repeat the words with the presenter, asking the pupils to hold up the mini colour flashcards for the colour words.
Wave goodbye to the presenter and encourage the class to repeat back: Goodbye, see you soon!

Colours game using the Vocabulary/Language presenter Audio track

Collect together an item for each child in the class in either red, yellow or blue, for example a coloured pencil, balls or circle of paper.
Divide the class into the three colour groups and hand out the items.
Ask each group to listen for their colour, then hold up the item and repeat the word with the presenter.
Play the audio track and check that the pupils are responding correctly.
Praise them all!

Song Hello yellow

Place the three colour cards in different corners of the room.
Stand in a circle, facing outwards.
Play the song Hello yellow! and invite them to sing, turn and point.
Praise them all, using the phrase from the film if you can: Well done!
Play the song twice more, moving the cards before each repeat.
Reverse the greeting and say Goodbye together to each of the colours as you take the cards down and put them away.

Remind the class to listen to the other song from episode 2 at home: I can see red

Hello yellow

Lesson 7 | 15 mins

Game It’s a…

Use the lucky dip bag. Practice the phrase from the story It’s a
Show the red ball flashcard and encourage the class to say It’s a red ball.
Show the rainbow card and say It’s a…rainbow.
Offer the lucky dip bag with the present, balloon, house, rainbow and ball flashcards in it to a pupil and elicit the correct response. Repeat the phrase with the class.

Variation- Race: Invite a volunteer to hold the lucky dip bag open for you. Hold the cards facing away from the class. Show a card quickly and ask the class to say the phrase as fast as possible, before you drop the card in the bag. Once the class understands the game, repeat faster and faster, showing the cards in a different order each time.

Praise everyone!

Lesson 8 | 15 mins

Pupil’s Book

Invite a volunteer to point to the craft icon on the Classroom poster and ask the pupils to sit at the tables.
Give each child the Pupil’s Book page and colouring pencils.
Ask them to colour the items to follow the sequence.
Demonstrate with the next balloon to colour on the bottom row.
Check that they have all completed the sheet correctly, as this is an important premaths task. Hold up a correctly completed sheet and point to each item in the sequence.
Say the colours out loud together, (point ot them one by one and let the children name them first if you prefer), so that they hear the repeated word pattern to match the colour pattern.
Praise everyone.

Pupil's book page

Lesson 9 | 15 mins

Game Where’s my red ball?

Explain in the home language that, in the story, Tom cannot find his red ball. In this game, invite the class to help Tom to find it.
Place the Tom flashcard where everyone can see it.
If you can, repeat the key phrase from the story: Where’s my red ball? If you prefer, say it in the home language and ask the class to tell you what Tom says to Keri in the story. Elicit the English phrase.
Sit in a circle and spread out all the other flashcards used to date, face down.
Invite a volunteer to stand up and choose a card. Ask him or her to show the class and say, together, what it is. If the card is the ball, all clap and let the finder take the ball to the Tom flashcard.
Shuffle the cards, hiding the ball card again and repeat the game.

Extra itdea for variation, say that Keri can’t find Cat. If you feel able to, use the phrase: Where’s my blue cat?

Lesson 10 | 15 + mins

On day five, you can repeat one of the activities above or choose the following option.

Game

Use the phrase I can see for this game if you can. If not, use hello and revise the words on the cards.
Hold up the flashcards of: Tom, Keri, Cat, Dog, red, yellow, blue in a block with the front card image covered by the back of a spare flashcard.
Invite the class to build the suspense by saying slowly I can see... or hello... while you gradually lower the covering card (or slide it to the side) to reveal part of the image underneath.
Encourage the class to shout out the name if the item on the card in English as soon as possible!
Tip: Start slowly and speed up as the class learns to react faster.