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Show Children listen to the ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ song in French. Do they recognise it?.
Heads, shoulders, knees & toes song
Sing or play the song again, this time with the actions.
words & lyrics from yadeeda.com
Adding actions to words is an important language learning strategy.
For teachers - you can watch this lesson on the Primary Languages Training Zone & download transcript & resources.
Talk about the difference between the French and English versions (feet instead of toes).

Teach the vocabulary of the body parts used in the song by using picture flashcards. Encourage children to practise pronunciation by repeating after you.
Introducing parts of the body

Children listen to the song again and fill in the gaps by pointing to the appropriate body part.

They listen to the song again and, this time, supply the French words for the missing body parts.
Bodypart noughts & crosses
Play Jacques a dit (Simon Says) to reinforce key vocabulary. Children may respond with a gesture and take turns to be the caller. Accept a physical response from those not ready to respond verbally.

Too easy? Try this alternative version danse avec Igor