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Les Plančtes Phoniques

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Now used in over 1200 primary schools and 400 secondary schools Planètes Phoniques CD

Help your children learn how to pronounce French correctly and to make the sound-spelling link accurately! Yr 7 Phonics packs - £65 +VAT and Y8 Spontaneous Speech packs - £70 +VAT. Click here to order

This resource is suitable for all year groups at KS2 French, but is best to start after your children have learnt French for around a year. Common words are used, such as numbers 1-20, colours, parts of the body, animals and greetings. Children learn which letters and letter strings make each sound. The most difficult sounds in French are covered, such as the nasal sounds ‘on’, ‘in’ and ‘un’ and the ‘r’ sound, as well as silent letters.

Each planet has its own sound and children go on a voyage of discovery to work out the sound-spelling link in French. Children listen to songs and rhymes and play games identifying each sound, and then go on to practice saying a rhyme or tongue twister with the sound in. Children learn how to read and pronounce new words accurately.

"An enjoyable, easy to use and highly versatile approach to developing correct pronunciation for both pupils and teachers. I have bought this excellent resource for all our schools."  Lynne Tommony, Lead Primary Languages Consultant, Stockport LA

Presentation, listening and practice activities are all included in this resource, with voiceovers recorded by native speakers, so that children can imitate accurately.

Here is a sample file and lesson plan from the CD
The ‘oi’ sound powerpoint
The ‘oi’ sound lesson plan

Also available:

CD cover - Whiteboard resources - Click here for more informationPlanetas Fonéticos CD

This CD, just like the French version,
practices the most difficult sounds
in Spanish. Click here to order

Here is a sample file and lesson plan
from the CD
The ‘j’ sound powerpoint
The ‘j’ sound lesson plan

CD cover - Whiteboard resources - Click here for more information Die Phonetikplaneten CD

This CD practices the most difficult sounds in German.
Click here to order

Here is a sample file and lesson plan from the CD
The ‘w’ sound powerpoint
The ‘w’ sound lesson plan


This resource includes teacher’s notes and lesson plans and has been trialled in the classroom. One of the main aims throughout the KS2 Framework for Modern Languages is for children to make the sound-spelling link, and this can be one of the most difficult for non-specialists. This resource makes fulfilling that requirement very easy to achieve.

Teachers who have used this resource say,

“At the end of a year using this resource, my children went on to High School being able to pronounce French accurately. Their French teacher was very impressed. The children particularly enjoyed practising the rhymes and tongue twisters for each sound. It is easy to use with everything provided and native speakers for the children to copy. I highly recommend it.”
Cathy Sykes, St Joseph’s RC Primary School