French Language Detectives

for primary schools (KS2)

 

4 days from £214 per person

  • French Language Course for KS2

C’est aujourd’hui que je parle français!

Take your pupils on a PGL trip to France and bring back confident, excited children - children who want to show off their improved French language skills!

Our French Language Detectives course for Key Stage 2 teaches French through achievable, modular activities in authentic, inspiring surroundings.

Whether it's buying a croissant from the local boulangerie or speaking to the locals at the market, it's a great opportunity for some hands-on, practical learning and a chance for your pupils to really make the most of being in France.

Your PGL French Language Representative will be there to support you and help your pupils benefit from every language-learning opportunity.

There'll be a mix of activities to keep everyone engaged during their time away. There’ll also be a workbook for your pupils to complete and bring back to school with them.

It'll be a memorable trip that will inspire and motivate, delivering tangible educational benefits.

Language modules

Une Introduction à la France

Chasse au trésor et jeu de piste
In groups, students answer questions and follow directions around a local town. Town trails are available in both French and English.
Available at:  Paris  |  Normandy  |  Opal Coast

Situations en ville
Visit either the local café or l’office du tourisme to pose questions and practise speaking French.
Available at:  Paris  |  Normandy  |  Opal Coast

La Gastronomie

Préparez à manger
Students visit a local market to buy ingredients to prepare their own cold lunch. They return to the centre to prepare their meals which are then judged on presentation, value for money and nutritional value.
Available at:  Paris  |  Normandy  |  Opal Coast

A la ferme
Students visit a local farm to learn about how the farm works and the processes involved. Depending which centre you choose to visit we have a range of farms (dairy, goat and snail to name a few!).
Available at:  Paris  |  Normandy  |  Opal Coast

Le chocolat
This module works well with a visit to the chocolate factory where students learn how the chocolate is made and the different types.
Available at:  Paris  |  Normandy  |  Opal Coast

La Culture

Les visites
Groups may choose from any of the visits in our Excursion Guide, however there are some which we particularly recommend for the opportunities they provide to hear spoken French and or to speak French. Talk to us about which are best at your chosen location.
Available at:  Paris  |  Normandy  |  Opal Coast

Mon journal
Students write up a daily diary in their workbooks, reviewing their excursions and activities.
Available at:  Paris  |  Normandy  |  Opal Coast

Mon temps en France
A fun, interactive session giving the group a change to show off their talents and showcase what they have learnt. Activities can include writing a song, blog, designing a poster or writing a newspaper article.
Available at:  Paris  |  Normandy  |  Opal Coast

Vie Quotidienne

Un bonjour de PGL
Students write a postcard home using vocabulary they have learnt or are familiar with. Interactive games can also include ‘Who am I?’, ‘What am I?’
Available at:  Paris  |  Normandy  |  Opal Coast

 

Activities

Your tailored excursion programme is all about exploring and discovering the history, culture and sights of the region.  These excursions are directly linked in many cases to the study modules.

Your pupils will also love our great mix of inspirational adventure activities and busy programme of evening entertainment available at your PGL centre, giving them even more to take home.

They’ll benefit from the chance to develop their communication skills as they work together and support one another, being challenged, being scared – but doing it anyway – plus all the memories they’ve made of their fantastic time in France.

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A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 5 day French Language Detectives course for children at KS2 (P4-P7)
  lundi mardi mercredi jeudi vendredi
le petit déjeuner
le matin En route visit to Nausicaa Sea Life Centre Module:
Le chocolat / visit to the chocolate factory
Module:
Préparez-a-manger and visit to French market
Module:
À la ferme and visit to snail farm
Module:
À la boulangerie with a visit to the bakery
le déjeuner
le après-midi Arrive at centre Town trail Challenge course and bouldering wall Local town and café visit Depart for home
le dîner
le soir Welcome tour and mini - Olympics French Bingo Crêpe evening Disco  

Learning outcomes

Your primary school children benefit from the support of a dedicated and trained PGL Language Representative who will be familiar with your programme, accompany you on excursions and assist in delivering your study modules.

The authentic language-learning opportunities are backed-up with study modules to give your pupils confidence in basic French – both written and oral.

Interesting and stimulating cultural experiences leave your KS2 (P4 – P7) pupils with a passion for France and all things French, leading to increased motivation and interest in French as they progress through to secondary school.

Pupils find themselves in a stronger position as they join French classes at secondary school, where pupils may have differing levels of French from various feeder schools.

On-site adventure activities improve group dynamics, confidence and communication skills.
Your pupils receive an all-round learning experience, but above all, your KS2 group leaves France with confidence and enthusiasm for the language and the country.

Travel information

Ferry Crossings

Return travel by executive coach is included in the cost of your trip. Your coach is also available for excursions once you arrive at your PGL centre, subject to EU drivers’ hours regulations.

To minimise your journey time and make the most of your time away we offer a number of Channel crossings. Dover-Calais is included as standard in the cost of our tours but alternative crossings are available on request. You can choose Dover-Dunkirk by ferry or Folkestone-Calais by Eurotunnel at no additional charge. A small supplement may apply to crossings from Portsmouth to Caen and Cherbourg. Please contact our Tour Organisers to discuss alternative Channel crossings including air and Eurostar.

Barton Hall

Barton Hall

Located at the heart of the English Riviera with views to Torquay, blue flag beaches and Dartmoor close by. There's even a dry ski slope to try out!

Beam House

Beam House

The place to go for some great surfing and bodyboarding! Near Bideford in north Devon and close to the beach and surf school at Westward Ho!

Boreatton Park

Boreatton Park

One of our largest centres with over 250 acres packed full of adventure activities. There are some excellent facilities and accommodation options.

Caythorpe Court

Caythorpe Court

Perfect for primary school groups looking for an escape to the country. Located just ten miles north of Grantham with over 65 acres.

Dalguise

Dalguise

A Highland hideaway in a beautiful valley, five miles north of Dunkeld. Beatrix Potter spent her childhood holidays here in the 19th century.

Hillcrest

Hillcrest

Perfect for younger pupils, the relatively small size and home-away-from-home feel offers the perfect introduction if it's their first school trip.

Liddington

Liddington

One of our largest centres offering a range of facilities and accommodation options. Conveniently located just minutes from the M4 near Swindon.

Little Canada

Little Canada

A picturesque centre with wooden cabins set on the banks of Wootton Creek. There's private access to the water - ideal for watersports lovers!

Llwyn Filly

Llwyn Filly

Discover a little hideaway in the Black Mountains and enjoy the homely feel of Llwyn Filly, which can offer sole occupancy for up to 50 pupils.

Marchants Hill

Marchants Hill

It's easy to forget you're so close to London when you walk through the woods to discover the breathtaking landscape of the Devil's Punchbowl.

Osmington Bay

Osmington Bay

Located at the heart of the Jurassic Coast near Weymouth. There's direct access to the beach and some thrilling watersports at Portland Bay.

Tregoyd House

Tregoyd House

A rural escape in the Black Mountains. There's plenty to discover and many primary school groups enjoy canoeing the stunning River Wye.

Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill

Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool and watch watch your high fliers on the zip wire or join in the fun on our challenge course. Close to the coast on the Sussex Downs.

Winmarleigh Hall

Winmarleigh Hall

A great location for primary school groups in the north west of England, offering over 50 acres of gardens and woodland, near the forest of Bowland.

Inclusive Packages for Trips to France

Inclusive Packages for Trips to France

Our inclusive packages offer you a hassle-free way of booking your trip.

Special Offers

Special Offers

2017 French Language and Culture Brochure

2017 French Language and Culture Brochure