Very ‘appy !


In Y5 and 6 we have started to learn the names for school subjects, and conducted a survey in French, asking people what their favourite subjects were. I’m glad to say there were lots of “Le Français” answers 😊❤🇫🇷!

In Miss Bartley’s class we learned the difference between the definite and indefinite article in French. Well done – you all wrote some lovey sentences:

And why am I very “‘appy” ? It’s because Mel has put a fab new French app on the iPads – and at the moment it seems to be free on the Apple App Store.  It’s called French Builder 1 – but make sure you ask your parents or carers before downloading it at home. 

French Builder 1 by Firekite

Quel temps fait-il?


In Year 5 & 6 we have been learning about the weather, and how to give a weather forecast. Look at some of Y5’s weather reports!

Visit this fab site to practice the weather in French!

In Y3 we have learned that in French the colours always come after the noun – we played quiz quiz trade, and every one coached their partners so well – I was so impressed I got goosebumps – a real proud teacher moment, well done Y3.

In Y4 we started to learn about some words for food in French – we spotted lots of cognates and a few surprises in among the words 🐌!

To practise your French foods, click here


Weather reports, monsters and mini books!


In Year 6 we made mini books telling our own versions of Quel Temps fait-il Berthe? – we had some very funny weather / clothing combinations! 

In Y4 we finished our work on body parts by writing about our monsters, and we made monster pillar people, with the descriptions on them! They look so fab, well done! 

In Y5 we wrote some amazing weather reports ! Mr Gill started filming a few using a green screen, but I think we’ll have another go next week 😂. 

This week we looked at a picture by Henri Matisse in Y3 – its called L’escargot 🐌!  We learned how to say J’adore ça and Je déteste ça. What do you think? 

Made with Padlet

Bonne Année ! Happy New Year!


This week in Y3 we learned some of the French names for colours – Luke was sent to the praise page for working independently and learning a whopping ELEVEN colours!

Try the games on this fab site to practise your colours !

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! 

Vive Le Vent




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!

ETwinning Visit from École Gambetta Cambrai


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!

Les feux d’artifice! 


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!! 

Still no Skype 


Sadly Skype wouldn’t work again this week, so Y5 recorded the song they have learned so that we can send it to Madame Le Calvé.

    We also practised our Avoir rap ! 

    Can you sing along ? 

    J’ai. A.I.

    Tu A.S.

    Il est, Elle est

    Nous avons, vous avez

    Ils et elles… O.N.T.

    We have been practising adjectival agreements, and listened to the story of the Emperor’s new clothes. We spotted a lot of cognates and a few false friends.

    In year 4 we have started to learn about parts of the body, and sang the song head, shoulders, knees & toes in French. Practise for next week!

    La tête, les épaules, les genoux et les pieds,

    La tête, les épaules, les genoux et les pieds,

    Les yeux , la bouche, le nez et les oreilles,

    La tête, les épaules, les genoux et les pieds!

    Le Verbe avoir 


    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 :

    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” :

    sportswear and first contact!


    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.sportwear

    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!