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!