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Numbers 7 - 12

Teaching objectives:

Children will learn the numbers from seven to twelve; they will respond to the question 'How much is that?'.

New language content:

Ça fait combien? - How much is that?
sept - seven
huit - eight
neuf - nine
dix - ten
onze - eleven
douze - twelve
c'est le numéro sept - it's the number seven

Previous knowledge:
This section builds on greetings and numbers to six.

Notes:
  • The correct word for 'number', when referring to a number in a calculation, is un nombre, eg c'est un grand nombre - it's a big number. The correct word for a number in a sequence is un numéro, eg Numéro un, silence!
  • Notice the reinforcement in the song that the X at the end of a number is silent when followed by a consonant, e.g. di(x) baguettes.
  • The consonant at the end of a number is pronounced when followed by a vowel, eg deux_euros; when shopping (see En France) it is easy to confuse this price with douze euros or dix_euros.
  • The numbers could be compared in English and French (and other languages).
  • The interactive game depicts the current craze of the cartoon characters - collecting alien bouncing balls; this will be a recurrent theme.
  • Children can compare different currencies and prices (see En France)
Reinforcement:
  • Have a guessing game where children guess how many items are held behind a child's back.
  • Use the numbers to begin warm-up sessions in Mental Maths.
Printable stuff:
  • Prepare children for the worksheet by ensuring that they are familiar with the written form of the numbers, using a poster or matching text to picture game.
Answers:

un deux trois
dix onze sept
douze quatre cinq
trois neuf cinq
deux six douze
trois quatre cinq
six sept huit
huit neuf dix

Extension:
  • Children create a number quiz or puzzle of their own, using pictures of sweets. If possible reproduce these for the class to do.