The following links are to songs/websites etc. in either French or Spanish which may prove useful. Most provide instant access but some you may need to key in.
If you are having to do online teaching, apart from reading Berthe books of course, this link might be useful. It provides a few animated stories in simple French, plus teacher’s notes. https://education.gov.scot/improvement/learning-resources/french-e-books-for-first-level-learners/
FLE en vidéos provides some excellent French videos, songs etc. which seem to cover just about every topic. You may have to subscribe after a while.https://uk.search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&type=E210GB384G0&p=FLE+en+videos+Youtube
Topics include: Ma Trousse, Les Vacances, Ma Famille, Se Présenter, Les Couleurs, Les Pays et Les Nationalités…..
The two websites above are free and impressive. They provide stories as videos, audios and scripts. The videos have English sub-titles which help children understand the meaning before concentrating on the foreign language.
The sites also contain online French or Spanish lessons which give topical vocabulary with more advanced, but amusing, examples. If schools are closed and children are having to work at home, these could prove very useful.
J’aime les Voitures Alain le Lait
BBC Radio Labo – deals with colours, seasons, months of the year, parts of body, weather etc.
Je Suis une Pizza
Au Petit Déjeuner Alain le Lait
A very simple animated film. Food Names in French by Blabber Beasts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLtn1FU87lQ
Parts of the Body
Des Os, Il en Faut Alain le Lait
Animaux de la Savane Cartoon and song. Good for little ones and older ones too as there is some more difficult vocabulary at the end. https://youtu.be/BDLbvodDgPA
French BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjcbrj6/articles/z78wjhv
Spanish BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh7wqp3/articles/zkqhhbk
Ma Famille a catchy modern tune that they might recognise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp_3RvSM1Nw
French BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjcbrj6/articles/zcqsxbk
Spanish BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh7wqp3/articles/z34q4xs
Spanish An American website that has some great, simple stories with puppets taking on the leading roles. Great fun and it also has support materials and vocabulary. Some of the stories are traditional ones, so children should have some idea of what’s happening. https://www.gpb.org/salsa/term/episode
BBC They Speak Très Chic A song with a mixture of English and French, but with a great beat and very catchy. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01sxl31
Ma Maison Chanson based on Lady Gaga’s Poker Face. It gives you the words but you have to sing it and it’s quite fast. Takes a bit of practice! https://youtu.be/k41MT6gB0NU
Places in a French town. This is a fun animation which takes us on a quick tour of a town. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcMXxc-okXE
One song I really like is On Ecrit Sur Les Murs on You Tube by Kids United singing for Unicef. Definitely worth listening to. https://youtu.be/VV5oVYVGfNc
The French teacher site has a subscription, but there is also Free Stuff offered e.g. a pet kim’s game. I wasn’t aware of any audio for this site.
Français, Français ! by Etienne and Roland Bibeau on YouTube. A great song for revising general vocabulary.
C’est Halloween. Matt Maxwell – a song on YouTube.
The New Year
French New Year Rap French https://youtu.be/HOwnf7dvKpg
Spanish New Year Rap Spanish https://youtu.be/y6bSRbTRf9Q
La Fête des Rois Song Qui Fera La Bonne Galette? – a catchy round that you can do actions to. https://youtu.be/fg9Z2mRbFHk
French BBC Bitesize Culture: Exploring the Festival of the Kings https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zm84kmn/articles/z7rf382
French La Chandeleur.
https://youtu.be/vYD4mdpNql4 La Fête aux Chandelles a song by
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