Saturday, 28 January 2012

Prep 5, Prep 6: Tintin!

For those of you who went to see the latest Tintin film, here is a link to a site which will generate Captain Haddock insults for you in French. It might prove useful one day - you never know!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Prep 5: La Fête des Rois

In their French lesson today, both Prep 5 classes celebrated a belated Epiphany with some delicious galettes des rois very kindly bought in France last night by Mr Brooks. We learnt about the festival, sang the special song (see the post below) and then the youngest member of each class chose the first slice of galette. Ellie and Georgie were the lucky winners of the fève and each chose a friend to share their royal status for the day!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Prep 5, Prep 6: Phonics

Prep 5 and Prep 6 have both been doing some phonics practice this week. We have looked at lots of French sounds over the last year and their hard work is starting to pay off - when they meet new words or read aloud in French their pronunciation is getting quite good!
These are some of the sounds we have been looking at together:

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Prep 3 - 6: Making a comic strip

Prep 6 have been revising greetings and have made up some dialogues in the last week. This week they will be designing a comic strip of a basic conversation using this website. Watch out here for some of the results!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Prep 3: Playground Games

This term, Prep 3 are learning the French names for some playground activities. One of them is la marelle (hopscotch). I found this great video of some French children playing la marelle. It will help you revise your numbers too!
Also, if you want to have another look at the video of the children from Martinique playing clapping games, you can watch it again here. Ten stars for anyone who can learn the first rhyme!

Prep 4: La Belle au Bois Dormant

Prep 4 are learning how to talk (and sing!) about the story of La Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty) this term. Why not watch these clips from the French version of the Disney film? There are two parts (see the two videos below), which show the most important moments from the Disney story in French.
Can you remember who wrote the original French version of the story. When was it written? What other stories did the same man write? Stars for anyone who can tell me the answers! Look at this website to help you find out if you have forgotten!