In Y5 we started learning to conjugate our first whole French verb! We made verb spiders and started to learn a French verb rap by DJ Delf ! Have a practise at home : https://youtu.be/_Ii3PAIixKk
Sadly Skype didn’t work properly today, so we couldn’t chat to our friends in France.
In Y3 we learned the names of lots of animals, and in Y4 we listened to a story about a man who went on a boat journey with lots of animals. We learned a song by Henri Des called “ohé le bateau” : https://youtu.be/UUcjlWTWi14
In Y3 we learned class room instructions and played “Jacque a dit” which is just like Simon Says! Then we learned a song about instructions to the tune of 3 Blind Mice – listen to Mrs Wellings’ class sing !
Finally, we designed icons to go with the instructions – look at Jaime’s fantastic icons!
In UKS2 we continued looking at sport, and learned the names for items of sportswear. We also started learning a new song about our favourite sports.
In Mrs Evans’ class we had our first Skype with Madame LeCalve’s new class – we each introduced ourselves, then they sang us a lovely song in English!
The time came at last for Y6 to have their final French lesson with me – and as a reward for all their hard work and general awesomeness, Miss Dring let us have a French picnic. Y6 had really loved running the French café in September, but felt there was one particular item of French food they had missed out on…. Escargots 🐌🐌🐌! So this week they went for it. I ordered some snails, shells and garlic butter from French Click, which is an online retailer specialising in selling French food to people in the UK. Miss Harris and a group of Y6s prepared the snails. They came in a tin, and so the “chefs” had to scoop a snail out of the tin, pop it in a shell & cover it in garlic butter. Fope had made some tiny foil rings for the shells to sit in while they were being baked in the oven (180 degrees, 10-15 mins )… We cooked about 30 snails, and they nearly all got eaten! We also had lots of other delicious French food – baguettes, croissants, pains au chocolat, Camembert, jambon, and crèpes… What a lovely way to finish the year – I wish all of the Year 6s good luck in their new schools. Bonne chance!
We have all been getting a bit excited about Euro 2016 – not least because it is in France this year !! This week we have practised our French phonics and have learned how to pronounce the names of the 10 cities hosting the matches. We labelled a map of France, then made calligrams of all the city names.
In case you want to learn some French phrases to shout out whilst you are watching the football, try some from this clip. The presenters’ accents aren’t perfect, but they are trying hard!
In Y4 we managed to Skype Madame Le Calve’s class today – it was a bit touch and go, as for the first 10 minutes, Skype didn’t work. But we persevered and eventually we got through. We showed off our skills at pronouncing French towns, then they told us all about their trip to Canterbury. We had put some questions about it on a padlet, and they took it in turns to answer in English. They did really really well!
We continued our work about clothing in UKS2, and linked clothes with adjectives so that we could describe them. Y4 and 5 designed 2 outfits each – one they’d love to wear, one which would be a total fashion no-no – can you tell which is which?
In Y4 some children prepared thinglinks describing the school uniform for our French friends who find the whole concept of uniform fascinating.
In Y3 we learned the names for some fruits – we spotted several cognates, and then wrote our opinions of them, using adjectives too!
In Y4 and Y5 we learned to use the possessive adjectives mon,ma and mes – they all mean my! Mon is used for masculine nouns, ma is used for feminine nouns and mes is used for plural nouns – listen to Casy Jo and Alesha’s fantastic descriptions of their families!!
We skyped Madame Le Calvé’s class too – they sang us “I just can’t wait to be King” from the Lion King, in French!
In Y3 we learned the numbers up to 15 and played a highly competitive game of wriggly worms in the hall ! Two teams battled it out to be number champions – it got quite tense, I can tell you! To practise your numbers, visit this site:
In Y6 we played French playground games in the sunshine to celebrate the end of SATS week. We played boules, la marelle ( like hopscotch, but with slightly more complicated rules) and beret. Beret is a game where you have to lines facing each other. Each person has a number ( the same as the person opposite) – a “beret” ( or in our case a beanbag!) is thrown in the middle & the leader calls out a number in French. The 2 people who have that number have to race with one hand behind their back to pick up the beanbag – no touching of the other player allowed!
In y4 and y5 we learned about la famille and wrote some fantastic sentences describing la famille Simpson:
In Y3 we practised using “C’est” and learned how to say “et aussi” ( and also). We played a great card game to practise speaking and listening.
In Y3 we learned how to use the phrase C’est ( it is). We watched a cartoon in French – the story of the hare & the tortoise ( le lièvre et la tortue). We then drew pictures of some of the characters in the cartoon and wrote sentences describing them:
In Y4 we finished off our Lego minibooks – no Skype today, as it is Ascension Day p, which is a bank holiday in France.
In Year 5 & 6 we ready the story of little red riding hood – le petit chaperon rouge. We spotted lots of cognates, and had lots of fun reading the dialogue with lots of expression! Oh grand-mère, comme tu as de grands yeux!
To practice describing someone, have a go at the activities on this fab website!