6+ Club ONLINE

The 6+ club is a session specially designed to cater for children who are confident enough in English to begin exploring
French at a deeper level. It was new for September 2016 and has been a great success!

SEPTEMBER 2020: This club will be run online.
The club normally takes place in Botley, but due to the strange times we are currently living in, we have decided to temporarily move this club to take place online via Zoom. We really hope to back in a hall next term (January 2021).

We have thought hard about this and are confident that, with a few tweaks to our planning, we can continue to run some really fun and engaging sessions; your child won't just be sitting looking at a screen, but engaging in chanting, games and maybe the odd song - all much like in our normal sessions!

The structure of the club
We use activities carefully chosen for school-aged children that really make learning fun. Throughout the term, your child will learn French through a variety of gamessongsrhymesstories and occasionally even a liile drama

The club is active and engaging, but there is also an element of sitting at a table to work with a partner or in a small group to do a different kind of interactive activity. For example, to match French words to pictures, or to arrange the French days of the week in the correct order etc. Children also complete the occasional worksheet (maximum one per session) specifically designed for this 6+ club which can then be used to practise with you at home.

Topics and vocabulary
This club will explore a whole range of topics such as introducing ourselves and making friends, colours, pets, family, clothing, hobbies, numbers up to 30, months of the year, asking and saying our birthdays, describing the weather, food likes and dislikes - and of course ordering a snack/drink in a cafe!

This 6+ club introduces children to the written word. For example, sessions will involve:

  • Recognising the written words for the vocabulary covered
  • Writing simple words
  • Looking more closely at French sentence structure e.g. colours going after pets / clothing

New Teacher for October 2019
This 6+ club is now going to be run by a lovely lady called Myriam. Myriam is a native French speaker and mum of two young children so very much in-tune with language learning and young children. Moreover, Myriam has experience of tutoring small groups of primary-aged children and she is very excited to expand on this by taking over the 6+ club. Myriam has lots of ideas for the new term and is committed to both liaising with me on the content of the sessions and to continuing to run them in the same fun way: packed full of games, songs and stories! Natually, Myriam has a recent DBS certificate.

Sign up here!

Frequently Asked Questions

When can my child start?
Children can start from Year 1 - in the term they are due to turn six. For example, if your child will be 6 between January and March, they can start the club this coming January. Similarly if your child is 6 between
May and July, they can start in April.

Where is the club?
The club normally takes place at a hall in Botley, but this term it will be done online via Zoom. We really hope to back in a hall again next term (January 2021).

When will the 6+ Club run?
This club will continue to take place on a fortnightly basis and run for the typical 6 sessions this term.

The new term will start on Saturday 26th September 2020 and will run every other Saturday continuously thereafter unp until and including Saturday 5th December i.e. 6 sessions.
It's a 40 minute session that starts at 11.20 and finishes at 12.00.

How much is the club?
This cost per session is £7.50 for 1 child or £13 for two.  Hpwever, we are currently offering a free trial session to new children! Then, if your child likes the club and you would like him/her to continue, we ask for an up-front payment for the remainder of the term.

How is this club different to the Family Club?
There are 3 main differences between the structure of the 6+ club and the Family Club.

  1. Whilst we still make use of drilling, songs and stories, some of our games and activities are naturally quite different and designed with older children in mind. Also, whilst there is a strong emphasis on speaking, children are also introduced to reading and writing in the language which also opens up discussions about the structure of the language.
  2. We cover several of the same topics explored in the Family Club, but children will learn how to talk about them in more detail and with more confidence. There will be a stronger emphasis on asking and not just answering questions. And as the children's confidence and fluency grows, they will explore additional, more advanced topics not covered in the Family Club.
  3. As the children are older, this club is for children to attend without parents and children are encouraged and expected to work in pairs and small groups for some activities.

How can I signLorraine and Lulu after a session at Abingdon Library my child up?
If you would like to book a place for your child, it would be great if you could use our online registration form by clicking here, or you can of course ring me on 07753 344288.

We hope to see you soon!