|Average Rating (4 Reviews): |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.
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.
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.
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.