Bonjour Milo ! Sports Challenge - A musical story for young learners of French

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Overview

Join Milo and his friends for school sports day as they go for gold in their favourite events - running, swimming and gymnastics. Our hero remains strictly on the sidelines – until he gets caught up in a daring trampoline jump and accidentally wins a medal!

Bonjour Milo! Sports Challenge gives children aged four-to-eight a magical start to learning French. Starring a boy called Milo and his best friend Amélie, it is a beautifully animated mini adventure that works as a story, mini play, action song or puppet show.

It doesn't matter if you don't know French yourself as the CD-Rom contains everything you need to learn the story and teach your children to perform it.

Designed for the PC, this disc is ideal for the electronic whiteboard. Supported by teacher notes and printable resources including a tabletop theatre, lollipop puppets, headbands and flashcards, it helps children internalise core language structures by 'living' the adventure.

Key Features

  • Exciting storyline linked to a popular curricular theme.
  • Practice in core language structures to be built on in Key Stage 2 and beyond.
  • Catchy song and script performed by French native speaker.
  • Adorable characters to whom the children become attached.
  • Rhyme, rhythm and repetition to support natural language acquisition.
  • Colourful animation and actions to aid children's comprehension.
  • Printable resources to aid children's memory and performance.
  • Support for both non-specialist and specialist teachers.
  • Flexibility to be used in multiple ways and at your own pace.
  • Ideal for performance.
  • Easy to use.

 

What is on the disc?

  • Warm-up video and song
  • Animated musical version of the story featuring a native French singer.
  • Illustrated storybook version with sound files featuring a native French speaker.
  • Action video featuring real children performing the musical version.
  • Language Maker video to support use of language from the story.
  • Language Maker grids to help children build phrases using language from the story.
  • Teacher support notes including translated transcripts.
  • Printable pictures (colour and black-and-white) for use as flashcards or puppets, and templates to create headbands, a story slider and tabletop theatre.

Sample Material

(Please note that the promotional video shows clips from more than one video in this series)

For more information about this and other Bonjour Milo products, please visit 

 

Guidance for Use

This PC CD-Rom has been designed for children aged four-eight in the early stages of learning French as a second language.
The story rehearses core language structures which can be developed as children progress.
The CD-Rom is ideal for use on an electronic whiteboard. Although designed with the teacher in mind it works equally well on a home computer.


Minimum Computer requirements:
Operating System: Windows XP or later
CD-Rom Drive: Min. 4x
Processor Speed: 1.6 ghz
RAM: Min 512 MB
Display: Min 65k-colour display

Video Card: Required (min 800 x 600)
Sound Card: Required

Speakers or headphones: Required

Average Rating (4 Reviews):  
Write a Review and share your opinions!

Rating:  
Bonjour Milo! Sports Challenge
Thursday, 11 April 2013  | 

My pupils are Milo fans and have really enjoyed this resource. I am really pleased with the progress they have made. The musical version of the story has meant they easily remember the words they need to confidently talk about sports they like doing. I used it with pupils from Year 1 to Year 4 and all the pupils progressed brilliantly as a direct result of learning the story and using the language maker grids. Even the Year 5/6 children in school knew the song off-by-heart by the end of the term due to hearing it assembly and the fact that the song is so catchy children sing it around school and in the playground. It is easy to use this resource and the results and achievements from this method are impressive. I find using Milo resources in KS1 support the progress of pupils in KS2. I hope the publisher brings out more stories soon as Milo is a huge success in my school. We have integrated Under-the-Sea Adventure and Rainforest Quest into our French rolling programme and would love more stories.


Rating:  
Bonjour Milo ! Sports Challenge
Saturday, 7 July 2012  | 

Definitely better for younger children, say Y2.

Not really much of a story line.
Expensive, considering you have to print out, laminate and and assemble the resources yourself.
Liked Under-The -Sea Adventure better.


Rating:  
A gem of a resource
Tuesday, 29 May 2012  | 

Following an inspiring workshop on Milo by Jenny Wilson at the ILILC Conference, I decided as the Primary MFL coordinator for Southend-on-Sea to trial the resource with a Year 2 class and a Year 3 class, in 4 x 30 to 45 min sessions. I would then be in a position to recommend the resource to colleagues. I was amazed at the quick progress children were making, using the pictures, the actions and, for some, the printed lyrics and words. At the third session some children were confident enough to use the story sliders in groups, and Milo became a favourite friend to all. Everytime I walked into their class it was sheer excitement. I used flashcards to play ‘repeat if true’, kim’s game and children used the scenes flashcards to do sequencing games. We managed to tell the story in a speaking voice by session 4, at a normal speech speed, rather than singing it. Teachers were amazed. In the Year 3 class, there were two children from the Speech and Language Unit who stayed all through the sessions. They repeated beautifully, gained in confidence and took an active part in the acting-out of the story with the puppets. A child in the Year 2 class with visual impairment and on the auttistic spectrum could recite the story by heart in perfect French, in synch with the text, showing true understanding.

The sports/Olympics theme fitted very well in both schools’ curriculum for the term.
The material on the CD is teacher friendly, the suggestions for activities good, and it leaves scope for the teacher to input their own games and activities. The children adore the characters!
Considering the cost of many resources for French at present, this is excellent value for money.


Rating:  
Not as good as hoped.
Friday, 18 May 2012  | 

This is a fun item but there was not as mucha s expected on the CD. I was hoping for more activity ideas so was a little disappointed. Shame as it was expensive.

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Customer Reviews
Average Rating (4 Reviews):  
Write a Review and share your opinions!

Rating:  
Bonjour Milo! Sports Challenge
Thursday, 11 April 2013  |  Janette

My pupils are Milo fans and have really enjoyed this resource. I am really pleased with the progress they have made. The musical version of the story has meant they easily remember the words they need to confidently talk about sports they like doing. I used it with pupils from Year 1 to Year 4 and all the pupils progressed brilliantly as a direct result of learning the story and using the language maker grids. Even the Year 5/6 children in school knew the song off-by-heart by the end of the term due to hearing it assembly and the fact that the song is so catchy children sing it around school and in the playground. It is easy to use this resource and the results and achievements from this method are impressive. I find using Milo resources in KS1 support the progress of pupils in KS2. I hope the publisher brings out more stories soon as Milo is a huge success in my school. We have integrated Under-the-Sea Adventure and Rainforest Quest into our French rolling programme and would love more stories.


Rating:  
Bonjour Milo ! Sports Challenge
Saturday, 7 July 2012  |  Judith

Definitely better for younger children, say Y2.

Not really much of a story line.
Expensive, considering you have to print out, laminate and and assemble the resources yourself.
Liked Under-The -Sea Adventure better.


Rating:  
A gem of a resource
Tuesday, 29 May 2012  |  Nicole

Following an inspiring workshop on Milo by Jenny Wilson at the ILILC Conference, I decided as the Primary MFL coordinator for Southend-on-Sea to trial the resource with a Year 2 class and a Year 3 class, in 4 x 30 to 45 min sessions. I would then be in a position to recommend the resource to colleagues. I was amazed at the quick progress children were making, using the pictures, the actions and, for some, the printed lyrics and words. At the third session some children were confident enough to use the story sliders in groups, and Milo became a favourite friend to all. Everytime I walked into their class it was sheer excitement. I used flashcards to play ‘repeat if true’, kim’s game and children used the scenes flashcards to do sequencing games. We managed to tell the story in a speaking voice by session 4, at a normal speech speed, rather than singing it. Teachers were amazed. In the Year 3 class, there were two children from the Speech and Language Unit who stayed all through the sessions. They repeated beautifully, gained in confidence and took an active part in the acting-out of the story with the puppets. A child in the Year 2 class with visual impairment and on the auttistic spectrum could recite the story by heart in perfect French, in synch with the text, showing true understanding.

The sports/Olympics theme fitted very well in both schools’ curriculum for the term.
The material on the CD is teacher friendly, the suggestions for activities good, and it leaves scope for the teacher to input their own games and activities. The children adore the characters!
Considering the cost of many resources for French at present, this is excellent value for money.


Rating:  
Not as good as hoped.
Friday, 18 May 2012  |  Anna

This is a fun item but there was not as mucha s expected on the CD. I was hoping for more activity ideas so was a little disappointed. Shame as it was expensive.