Unit 2 Lesson 5 Numbers to 20 20icon.png
Revise numbers 1–10 and introduce numbers 11–20.
Numbers to 20 introduction

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Practise pronunciation and discuss with children how numbers 17–19 are formed.

Compare the sound on in onze with bonjour and pont (from Sur le pont d'Avignon).

Practise counting up and down from 11–20.
Try the Staffs website for lots more resources for this unit
Play Number Ping Pong where you ‘bat’ a number to the class and they ‘bat’ the same number or the number above or below back to you.

Some children may prefer to show recall of numbers by holding up a digit card.
See Crickweb for some online number games that can be used on the IWB or these with built-in sound from Digital dialects
Count up from 11–20 using odd and then even numbers only. Dictate numbers for children to write in the air or on mini-whiteboards.
See Sutton High MFL Games for more activities to practise numbers
Discuss with children which numbers they find difficult to remember and their ideas for strategies that might help them.
For example, one of my class told me he remembers 15 'quinze' as 15 cans balanced on top of each other in a supermarket...
Sing the song Un kilomètre à pied (One kilometre on foot).
Un kilomètre à pied
Extension: Play Loto (Bingo) or Strip Bingo (see instructions below & do not panic) with numbers 10–20
Strip Bingo: Give each child a strip of paper and fold in half 3 times
so that the strip now has 8 distinct spaces. In each space children draw
a number. They can use the same number more than once if they wish.
When all finished play bingo. As teacher calls out a number in French,
child can ONLY tear it off if the number is at the END of their strip of
paper (ie. not if it is in the middle) - this means the game can be played
with fewer numbers and children have to listen out for the numbers
more than once...