Sunday, 5 March 2017

Journée Mondiale du Livre 2017

World Book Day 2017!

Revising basic personal information, expressing opinions about reading, talking about our favourite authors, literary genres, where we like to read and the joy of reading!


We followed on by making a French bookmark.  Here are some examples of our fantastic work:

Y3 decorated a French bookmark that included core language.  You can download a free template from Lightbulb Languages here:

...and there are some French themed mindful colouring bookmarks here...

Y4, Y5 & Y6 created their own French themed bookmarks:

Bravo les enfants!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Mardi Gras! Tu aimes les crêpes?

This week, pupils enjoyed celebrating Shrove Tuesday in their primary French lesson!

Lower KS2 pupils (Y3 & Y4) practised expressing likes and dislikes about various pancake toppings.

Upper KS2 pupils (Y5 & Y6) also practised expressing likes and dislikes about pancake toppings. This was a perfect opportunity for the older children to recap some core grammar points about Je/J', gender of nouns, forming plural nouns and à + le = au.  They were then encouraged to extend their answers by using conjunctions, intensifiers and adjectives.  The children enjoyed having a “group chat” in French about what pancake toppings they liked and disliked.
They concluded the lesson by producing some written work about their opinions and presented it to the rest of the class!

Bravo les enfants et bon appétit!

Monday, 20 February 2017

Le monde du travail

In KS2 French lessons this term, pupils have enjoyed learning about the “Le monde du travail” (The world of work).  

Focusing on people in society who help us, pupils have learnt how to name various jobs (in both the masculine and feminine forms) and places of work in French.  They were introduced to the verb travailler (to work) have learnt how to ask and answer questions about what jobs other people do, where they work and express opinions about this.  They were surprised to learn that “a” is omitted before the name of a profession in the French language.

The pupils concluded this topic by expressing their own future career aspirations in both written form and orally to the rest of the class!  They made great progress throughout this topic and have produced some impressive sentences!

Et toi?  Que veux-tu être quand tu seras grand?
(And you?  What do you want to be when you grow up?)

Bravo les enfants!