Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Nos Poèmes de Pâques

During Holy Week, Key Stage 2 pupils wrote an Easter poem in their French lesson using colours and similes.   

They used bilingual dictionaries to look up words and they had some interesting ideas.

This was also a great opportunity to practise constructing sentences using nouns in French. The children recalled that nouns in French are either of masculine or of feminine gender and that you can use articles (le, la, l’, les, un, une, des) in a number of ways that we don't in English - in English, we would omit them.   

For example:
Violet comme la lavande” - Purple like lavender  

Thank you to Julie Prince and Clare Seccombe for sharing this creative idea and resources via the Languages In Primary Schools group.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Bonne fête maman 2017!

KS2 children enjoyed making Mother’s Day Minibooks in primary French lessons this week!  They started the lesson by learning how to correctly pronounce the French sound “an” as in “maman”.

They followed on by writing a few sentences in French using adjectives that best described their own mother or other inspirational woman in their life!

Some children also made some French themed Mother’s Day key chains.
Bonne Fête Maman!

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 Light Bulb 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!