Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Form 2: Promenons-nous dans les bois

This term, Form 2 have been learning how to talk about what they are wearing. We sang a version of this well-known French children's song, as well as reading some popular French books which follow the same storyline. Will the children be caught by the hungry wolf at the end?

Nursery, Reception: The Lingo Show

This new CBeebies show looks like a great way to get little ones interested in learning a language. Featuring French, Spanish, Mandarin, Welsh, Punjabi, Urdu, Polish and Somali, The Lingo Show introduces children to the magic of language and different cultures through its collection of colourful characters.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Prep 4, 5, 6: Qu'est-ce que tu préfères?

Have a look at this video of children in Fort de France, the capital of the Caribbean island of Martinique, talking about their likes and dislikes. They talk about their favourite foods, season, sports and types of music. See how much you can understand and if you get stuck, take a look at the vocabulary below.

Quel est ton plat préféré ?
le gratin de bananes – baked bananas
des pâtes avec des saucisses – pasta with sausages
un gâteau au chocolat – chocolate cake
Quelle est ta saison préférée ?
la saison sèche – the dry season (in Martinique there are 2 seasons instead of 4 – the dry season and the wet season)
Quel sport préfères-tu ?
le tennis - tennis
l’équitation - horseriding
la boxe - boxing
le football / le foot
Est-ce que tu préfères la musique rap ou la musique traditionnelle ?
la musique pop - pop
la musique rap - rap
la musique traditionnelle / le zouk - a style of rhythmic music originating from the Caribbean islands
le RnB – R’n’B

Friday, 18 February 2011

Form 1, Form 2: Les couleurs

Forms 1 and 2 have done lots of colour practice so far this term. Form 1 have been learning the names and colours of 2D shapes and Form 2 have been learning clothes vocabulary and talking about what colour each item of clothing is. For extra practice they could visit the Cartoonito site or try this trickier French Colour Test.
Another good page to explore is the French alphabet section of the excellent Poisson Rouge website. Find out what j is for...

Prep 5: Tu joues d'un instrument de musique?

Earlier this term Prep 5 did some lovely presentations on musical instruments in the ICT room using PowerPoint. As preparation I asked them to write a sentence about what instrument they play, if any, and post it to a page I had created on a site called Wallwisher. Click on the link to see the results, and feel free to add your own "sticky" (en français bien sûr!).

Prep 6: Spellings for 28th February

Well done to Prep 6 who had their first weekly spelling test in French this week. They had to learn the days of the week, and top marks went to Holly, Ellie and Alex S. The next test, which will take place after half term, will be on the months of the year.
Prep 6 - why don't you try some of the exercises on the Languages Online Website to get some extra practice before the test?

Nursery, Reception: Chanson des Chiffres

Younger pupils will enjoy this number song - especially the little ones in nursery who are getting quite good at counting now. This video will help them do it backwards!

Welcome to the Blog du Bosquet!

The Blog du Bosquet will be full of activities, videos, links and fun for all those learning French at Spring Grove School. I hope to show off some of the lovely work our pupils have been doing in their French lessons and show the children how they can practise their language skills at home using the internet.