Here is a list of books that are fun to use in the primary classroom.

Please feel welcome to add your own favourites and don't worry about completing all the boxes - just whatever you have time to complete will be very useful!
  • You might want to dip in and out of books (a bit like the Catherine Cheater scheme of work) or

  • exploit texts further, using them to introduce vocabulary or even linguistic structures,

  • or go the whole way and use as the basis for a half term's scheme of work...


Book

Text Level

Sentence Level

Word/phoneme Level

Yr

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Camille fait trop peur - Jacques Duquennoy

Simple Hallowe'en theme
Je suis...
  • car
  • soir
  • names

3-4

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La chenille qui fait des trous - Eric carle
Life cycle of caterpillar
Sparkle Box have produced a free resource pack:

il avait toujours faim

il a mangé
  • Food
  • Days of the Week
  • Numbers to 5

KS1

-

yr 3

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Je m'habille et je te croque!

Wolf gets dressed and comes to eat you!
Links nicely with the song 'Promenons
nous dans les bois'...
je mets...

mon / ma / mes
  • clothes

2-4

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Je ne suis pas mignon!
(or try the european bookshop)
Baby owl is fed up with people thinking
he is cute & trying to kiss him.
je ne suis pas..

adjectives
  • intonation
  • animals
4-5
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Bon appétit! Monsieur Lapin.
Rabbit is bored with carrots & asks other animals what they eat, until he meets Mr Fox...

More free resources are on Maternelle de Moustache - click on L for Lapin
Que manges-tu?

Je mange du/des
  • animals
R-3

Handa's Surprise
Handa walks through the jungle unaware that animals are stealing fruit from her basket. Click here for a link to an entire unit of work for KS1
Sparkle Box have produced a free resource pack in French with flashcards here.
j'aime

je n'aime pas
  • fruit
  • animals
  • numbers to 10
KS1
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Dear Zoo
A zoo offers animals to a child but they are rejected for various reasons until one is just perfect - good for adjectives and introducing parce que / donc (subordinate clauses)
click here for ideas
parce que
donc
je l'ai renvoyé
  • animals
  • adjectives
3-5
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Toutes les couleurs
A little bunny learns about colours as he gets messy.
Maternelle de Moustache has lots of free resources to support this book, click on C and scroll down

  • colours
KS1