Whether you are homeschooling or looking for something to help your children at home outside of school, it’s always important to find something that will engage the children to help them learn and make it fun for them.
The Oaka System helps visual learners retain focus and interest. There are three methods of learning in each topic pack that help to increase the long term memory recall needed for exams as well as presenting information in a clear and easy to understand format.
- The first step is to read the topic booklet in a pack. Fully illustrated, with short and concise bullet points makes the points clear and easy to follow.
- The second step is to engage. Their Active Learning Game/Map is a fun and engaging way for your child to learn and remember facts or key historical events. Includes Q&A Flashcards or Character Cards.
- The third step is to learn. In the Write Your Own Notes Booklet, your child will be prompted for answers that they will have learnt from the topic booklet and Active Learning Map/Game.
Their topic-based revision packs have been produced following guidelines from the British Dyslexia Association.
In 2015, their entire CE/KS3 range was shortlisted for the Education Resource Award and they now supply over 520 schools in the UK and abroad as well as thousands of home educating families.
Their Geography, History and French Topic Packs are all endorsed by the Independent Schools Examinations Board.
Oaka Books KS3/CE French topic pack review
I received the KS3/CE French topic pack bundle which includes all key stage three French topics including
- All About Me (Dates and numbers, Months, Personal description, Family and friends, Meeting people, Conversation practise, Present tense, Regular verbs, Useful adjectives and vocabulary for this topic)
- At Home (Where I live, Description of my house, Questions about houses, What’s on the ground floor, What’s on the first floor, What’s in my bedroom, Things I do in the morning, My routine – getting up, going to school, coming home, Key verbs and past tense, What I do at the weekend, Letter to my penpal.)
- Food and Drink (At the market, Fruit and vegetables, Singular and plural, To like and not like, Quantities and portions, Different shops, Numbers 80-100, At the snack bar, At the ice cream shop, Different meals, Food for a party, Past tense (I ate), In a restaurant, Buying food)
- Health and Environment (Illnesses, Body Parts, Medication, Medical Locations, Living Healthily, Living Unhealthily, Exercise, Recycling, Pollution, How to help the environment)
- Holidays (Weather and Seasons, Clothing for holidays, Going on holiday, Where are you going, How are you getting there, Packing your suitcase, Writing a postcard, Booking a room, At the hotel, Things to do, Winter holidays, At the tourist office)
- My Town (Where do you live, Describing your town or village, There are….There are not any……, Where you like to go, Visiting a town as a tourist, Opinions about a place, Where are you, Giving directions, Writing a letter about your town or village, Taking the train, Going to the cinema)
- School Life (Getting to school, The school week, Days of the week, Verb to go (aller), What’s in my classroom, What’s in my school bag, Colours, Around my school, My teachers, Things I like and dislike, My subjects, My opinions, My strengths and weaknesses, Time and my timetable, Prepositions, Music lessons)
I love the way the booklets are set out. The topic book makes it easy to understand the sentences and digest them before moving on to writing what I have learnt. The games and flashcards make it fun and I like that I can do those with Lucas as he already knows French, so although he can’t read them all, he can help me with my pronunciation. The topic booklets also cover a wide variety of things I actually want to know and talk about so I can gain the confidence to start conversations in French.
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