French - Mrs BlackettBienvenue and welcome to French with Madame Blackett. We have lots of fun in our French lessons here at GPS.
Click the + sign next to each month, below, to see some of our fabulous learning activities in French!
Taking up the challenge in French!
At the beginning of our French lessons, we are encouraged to take up the challenge! Each week we start with an activity which will get our brains thinking in French. In year 2, we always sing a song we have learnt previously, using actions to help us, ‘Les Couleurs’ is a favourite amongst the children. In year 3, we have been practising a rhyme to remember how to write a short sentence introducing ourselves. Year 4 are trying to remember the names of animals and how to pronounce them accurately, if we are feeling confident, we have a go at writing them from memory. Year 5 have been reading time sentences in French and translating them. We have even managed to translate some complex sentences using our language learning skills. Year 6 are really rising to the challenge by saying sentences to explain where they are going and at what time. Madame Blackett is so impressed by the effort made by our young linguists.
In September, we celebrate the European Day of Languages. This year, our children have taken part in a competition. Each child has chosen a language and they have designed a piece of bunting to celebrate that language. Everyone has done some independent research to find the flag of a country where that language is spoken along with some useful phrases. This activity has given our children who speak an additional language outside school a lovely opportunity to share their language and culture with their classmates. Madame Blackett has been very impressed by the enthusiasm shown by our children and she has learned some new phrases too. Some of the bunting will be displayed in school and the competition winners in each class will be able to choose a fun language activity to do in class at the end of term.