Sunday, 6 October 2013

Preps 4 - 6: Où est Charlie?

Watch the presentation to practise five basic prepositions in French!
What does each one mean?
sur =
sous =
dans =
devant =
derrière = 

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Nursery - Prep 6: French Breakfast September 2013

We had lovely weather on Friday morning for our French Breakfast. Lots of parents, children and staff enjoyed croissants, pains au chocolat, coffee and hot chocolate and joined Mr Jones in singing Frère Jacques, accompanied by Laurie on the trumpet. Many thanks to Mrs Groom and her team for another early start and all their hard work.

See the rest of the photos here!

Form 2: Barbapapa

Form 2 will be meeting the Barbapapa family this week! Over the coming weeks they will be counting and practising their colours with the help of the characters, reading some books and watching some episodes from the DVD. Lucky them!

Friday, 26 July 2013

Nursery, Reception: Trotro

Trotro decides to decorate the Christmas tree all by himself!

Nursery - Form 2: Les Vêtements

Learn some words for clothes in French! How many do you know already?

Nursery, Reception: Trotro

Trotro wants some sweets!

Nursery, Reception: Trotro

See what happens when Trotro decides to make a cake all by himslf!

Nursery, Reception: Trotro

Watch Trotro playing hide and seek with his friend Lili. Which parts of his body give away his hiding places?

Monday, 1 July 2013

Prep 6: La Famille

Arm yourself with a dictionary and have a go at this family quiz. The answers can be entered in any order. Can you beat the clock?
French: Family Quiz

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Les Chiffres 1 à 20

Les Chiffres 1-20 Quiz
Have a go at this number quiz! Can you click the French numbers 1-20 in the right order in under a minute?

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Prep 3 - 6: Écris-Moi!

We were lucky enough this week to have a visit from Onatti Productions with their brilliant and very funny bi-lingual play for KS2 children Écris-Moi!

The performers were fantastic and really made the show accessible to all the children from Prep 3 to Prep 6. The children were able to understand exactly what was going on, were taught some new words and even got to join in with the dialogue and also the action, as the whole audience was transformed into the streets of Paris, complete with monuments!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Prep 5: Assembly

Here is the presentation for tomorrow's assembly (minus the videos). It is made up of extracts from the children's diaries written during the week. You can see just how much they did during their week away!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Reception: Le Vieux Macdonald

Reception are about to learn the names of some farm animals. They might enjoy this version of Old Macdonald in French!

Here is another version!

Friday, 7 June 2013

Prep 5: vendredi

Our last full day in France today! We had a fantastic morning in the sunshine at the market in Jullouville, followed by a picnic on the beach in Carolles. We spent almost two hours paddling and playing and we even caught sight of a dolphin swimming off the coast! The weather changed in the afternoon and only 5M were able to do archery due to a very heavy storm and the whole group went inside to play games. The éclairs au chocolat went down very well at dinner and almost all the packing seems to be done ready for an 8.00am departure in the morning. There was some fantastic group work in a final treasure hunt, followed by an impromptu game of grandmother's footsteps. The children are excited about seeing their families tomorrow. À demain!

Location:Les Chambres,France

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Prep 5: jeudi

Climbing and canoeing today, followed by the talent show. Josh won a certificate for his great singing, as did the whole class for a super speedy version of Sleeping Beauty in French. Well done everyone, especially Izzy, Georgie and Josh for some very determined climbing!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Prep 5: mercredi

Mud, mud glorious mud!

Location:Les Chambres,France

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Joyeux anniversaire à Daisy

Prep 5: mardi et joyeux anniversaire à Daisy!

Another sunny day here! We started with a visit to the Château's mini-ferme and everyone enjoyed cuddling the baby rabbits. We also did some orienteering, which meant racing across the Château grounds stamping numbered sheets by finding the correct posts.

In the afternoon we had a change of plan due to an absent coach driver, so we swapped our Tuesday activities with Wednesday's and ended up making (and eating) our own French bread. This means we will be off to Saint Malo tomorrow afternoon instead.

At dinner we celebrated Daisy's 10th birthday with a fantastic cake made by the Château staff. Bon anniversaire Daisy!

Monday, 3 June 2013

Prep 5: lundi

We had a tour of the Château this morning, followed by an afternoon of French and bouncy aéroballe fun. Daniel and Miss Moodie were the 5M champions and Will and Stephen were victorious in 5D. Chicken curry for lunch and vegetarian lasagne for dinner. We spent the evening playing renards, vipères et poules. Everyone is ready for a good night's sleep!

Location:Les Chambres,France

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Prep 5: Arrivés au Château!

The children are in bed after a long day on the coach. We arrived at 6.30, had a meal of bread, salads and fruit, unpacked and then had a slightly muddy run around on the château lawn! Lots of bunnies running around on the grass this year!

We've got a tour of the Château grounds in the morning, with French and aéroballe in the afternoon. I hope we get some sleep...

Location:Les Chambres,France

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Prep 5: En route!

Prep 5 are off to the Château de la Baudonnière tomorrow morning! Parents you will be able to see photos of your children in the slideshow on the right as soon as I have some to add to it!

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Prep 5: Les Vêtements

Getting ready for their trip, Prep 5 have been learning to talk about clothes and describe them using the correct colour word. Have a go at these clothes exercises which practise exactly that!

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Prep 6: En classe

Prep 6 have been learning how to talk about classroom objects. Here is an excellent site for practising the vocabulary. First though, do you know what all these words mean?

la calculatrice
le stylo       
le crayon    
le cahier     
le feutre     
la gomme   
la règle       
le classeur  
le taille-crayon
la trousse   
le sac à dos
le livre      
le surligneur 
les ciseaux   

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Prep 5: En Ville

Prep 5 have been learning how to talk about places in town. They have been creating their own town maps and then using Padlet to write about them. I thought you might like to see what they have been writing!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Preps 4-6: Number Practice

Languages Online is a fantastic site for practising your French. There are loads of games and activities for learning and revising dozens of topics. Prep 5 are revising their numbers at the moment and will be spending some lesson time using the number exercises from the site over the next couple of weeks.

Click here to practise numbers 1-10
Click here to practise numbers 11-20
Click here to practise numbers up to 100

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Prep 5: La Fête des Rois

Prep 5 celebrated Epiphany in the traditional French style this week with a Galette des Rois. This is a cake eaten in Northern France at this time of year made of pastry baked with a small ceramic figure inside, known as la fève. The traditional filling is frangipane but this year we had a tasty nut-free version filled with compote de pommes. We sang a song called J'aime la Galette which lists the ingredients of the cake and then watched a video of some French children singing it. In 5D, Joshua was lucky enough to find the fève in his slice and was crowned king, whilst in 5M Tallulah was queen for the day.

Bonne année à tous!