Starting with the traditional celebratory song in a foreign language will help to reinforce numbers and introduce new vocabulary.
The lesson assumes that you will have already taught numbers – they generally come up under the heading of ‘How old are you?’ and have been covered in a previous Teach Primary lesson plan.
Start with some revision of numbers before going on to months and dates. You can reinforce this regularly in the foreign language by asking pupils to translate into Spanish, French or German each time they write the date in their books.
The examples in this lesson are given in Spanish but the activities can be used with any language.
What they’ll learn
Revisiting numbers and practising numeracy
How to sing happy birthday in Spanish
How to say when their birthday is
How to say the date
How to ask someone else when their birthday is
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