In Year 4 and 6 we learned about how the French celebrate Epiphany – we learned about La Galette des Rois and designed and described our own crowns. I wonder what you would do if you were king or queen for a day ? 👑 👸
Watch this short video to find out more!
In Year 5 we finished off our cards for our eTwinning partners in Cambrai – I know they are eagerly awaiting your replies to their amazing introductory letters!
What a great Christmas concert ! I am so proud of you all for singing so well in French today! Actually I was proud of you before we even started the performance this morning. That is because as I arrived at school, 5 people stopped me to say how great the French song had been in the rehearsal yesterday 🙂
First thing this morning, we had a quick sing through some of the tricky bits in Y3, when Tito told me he had been practising… He wasn’t kidding – have a listen to this – I’m sure you’ll agree, he really nailed it!
Joyeux Noël ! Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year – and see you in 2017!
What an amazing French week have had at Worsbrough Common! Two teachers from our ETwinning partner school, Madame Le Calvé and Madame Do, received Erasmus Plus funding to spend a week shadowing teachers and teaching here in Barnsley. They have spent the mornings in the different classrooms, and have been on a variety of activities out with pupils in the afternoons- to the Experience Barnsley museum, the Mining Museum, the Language department of Darton College, and the Forest school. Today I was so excited to team teach with Madame Le Calvé. In Y3 and 4 she told the story of La Chenille Qui Fait Des Trous 🐛( The Hungry Caterpillar) , and in Y 5 and Y6 she told the story of “Mon Papa” (My Dad). We also learned about the logo of Cambrai ( 3 spires) and the towns symbols, the giants Martin and Martine ! To top it all off, we have started to learn a French Christmas song, Vive Le Vent. Madame Le Calvé told us about some special sweets made in their home town, called “les bétises de Cambrai” ( the mistakes of Cambrai) and gave everyone one to try. Merci, c’est delicieux!
In UKS2 we practiced colours and adjectival agreement whilst learning about French fireworks. We played a “human fruit machine ” game, writing sentences describing fireworks, trying to guess which cards the “fruit machine” was hiding. We sang this song too – boum boum boum !
In Y3 we learned to use “et” and played a “human sentence” game which got pretty competitive! Well done to purple team who won, but well done to the whole of Y3 for collaborating so well!!
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!