lundi 4 juin
Year One children will begin a topic of work on colours this week, inspired by a lovely book with a familiar character called 'Les couleurs d'Elmer' (Elmer's colours).
Children in Lower KS2 have missed two weeks of French as a result of the Whitby residential and then the sponsored walk so this week we will be refreshing our knowledge of the work done so far this topic before beginning to describe the colours of different items of clothing.
In Upper KS2 we will begin a topic of work focussed on the World Cup 2018 in Russia. This week we will be using the atlases to name and locate participating countries in French.
lundi 21 mai
Having learnt about the life of Henri Matisse last week, Year 2 children will be working in groups to create a piece of art work in his style.
In Lower Key Stage the afternoon will be spent outside on the Sponsored Walk.
In Upper Key Stage 2 we will be completing our pointillism art work.
lundi 14 mai
Year Two will be recording the alphabet song that we have been practising together ready to upload onto the website. We will then be learning about a famous French artist called Henri Matisse.
The children not going on the Whitby residential will not do French this week. We will be enjoying the sunshine (hopefully) and going out of school on the Stonebow Walk.
In Upper KS2 we will be completing our pointillism pictures.
mardi 8 mai
Year Two will be practising how to spell out their name in French and creating a sign for their bedroom door to show how to pronounce the letters.
Children in Year 3 and 4 have been getting their heads around the tricky concept of masculine and feminine nouns. We will continue to work on this next week.
In Upper KS2 we will be begininng our own pieces of art work based upon the technique of pointillism, created by the famous French artist Georges Seurat.
lundi 30 avril
Due to staff absence last week Year Two and Upper Key Stage Two will be as of last week.
In Lower KS2 we will begin by building simple sentences to reinforce the work that we started last week. We will then use the dictionaries, working on dictionary races to build up our finding speed.
lundi 23 avril
Year Two will continue working on the French alphabet this week, learning how to spell their name and playing 'pendu' (hangman) together to reinforce the letter names.
In Lower KS2 we will be building sentences to describe the clothes that we wear in different weather conditions.
In Upper KS2 we will be looking at some of Georges Seurat's most famous art pieces and beginning to plan out our own piece.
lundi 16 avril
Year Two missed their first lesson last week as they were watching the Year 3/4 performance. As such, our first lesson will be this week, beginning to learn the alphabet.
In Lower KS2 we will work on memory skills, practising words for clothes in French.
Upper KS2 missed their lesson last week as they were also watching the Year 3/4 performance so we will complete our profile of Georges Seurat this week.
lundi 9 avril
Year Two will begin this half term learning the alphabet in French.
In Lower KS2 we will begin our new topic called 'Je m'habille et je te croque'. This is based on a French story about a wolf getting dressed before coming to get the reader at the end. We will be learning how to say names for clothes in French, pronouncing them correctly.
In Upper KS2 we will be researching online to create a profile of the French artist Georges Seurat.
lundi 19 mars
In Year One we will be learning the days of the week in French and reading 'La chenille qui fait des trous' (The Hungry Caterpillar) together. This book is great for reinforcing numbers and days of the week.
In Lower Key Stage 2 we will be learning about Easter traditions in France and playing some Easter themed games to practise our French phonics.
In Upper Key Stage 2 we will continue our work on giving opinions.
lundi douze mars
Year One will be learning a new song to reinforce numbers to ten then completing some written work to match digits to the equivalent number.
In Lower Key Stage Two we will be learning about Easter celebrations in France.
In Upper Key Stage Two we will be using our learning about giving opinions to move on to give opinions about on a range of topics.
lundi 5 mars
Year One will be playing games in pairs to help them to develop recognition of written numbers in French.
In Lower Key Stage 2 we will finish our comic strips, telling the story of the the wolf who wanted to change colour.
In Upper Key Stage 2 we will build upon work started this week on giving opinions with the aim of creating more complex sentences to give reasons for our opinions.
lundi 26 février
Year One will continue to practise numbers to ten, using new sounds to help them to pronounce these correctly.
In Lower Key Stage 2 we will start work on our own comic strips, telling the story of the wolf who wanted to change colour.
In Upper Key Stage 2 we will begin to build sentences to give our opinions about subjects that we study at school.
lundi 19 février
Year One will be introduced to some new sounds today and will be using these in numbers zero to ten.
In Lower KS2 we will be using dictionaries to find adjectives in French. We will be using this learning in spoken and written activities connected to our story 'Le loup qui voulait changer de couleur'.
In Upper KS2 we will be focussing on saying what our favourite school subject is and will be listening to native French speakers answering the same question.
lundi 5 février
In Year Two we will continue to work on words for classroom objects, beginning to build short conversations to ask to borrow a given object.
In Lower KS2 we will be thinking about our focus story and building sentences to explain which colour the wolf is at certain points in the story. We will also start to think about how he might be feeling at different times.
In Upper KS2 we will be using adjectives to begin to give our opinions about different school subjects.
lundi 29 janvier
In Year Two we will be learning to recognise and pronounce French words for classroom objects.
In Lower KS2 we will be using our knowledge of French colours and days of the week to help us to understand a French story.
In Upper KS2 we will continue our 'School' topic, using our knowledge of cognates to help us to recognise and say words for school subjects in French. We will then use this vocabulary in the coming weeks to give our opinions about these.
lundi 22 janvier
In Year Two we will continue to be bossy, using imperative verbs to give instructions in French. As well as completing some written work connected to this new vocabulary, we will be videoing our instructions - look out for these on the website soon!
In Lower KS2, we will be revising colours and working hard to perfect our spelling of these words. We will also be reading a story together called 'Le loup qui voulait changer de couleur' (The Wolf who Wanted to Change Colour).
To begin our school topic this term we have been researching the difference between French and English schools. Following on from this we will be working in pairs to match up French and English school subjects and perfecting our pronunciation of these. This will lead into giving our opinions about different subjects.
lundi 11 décembre
In Year One, this will be our last lesson of our topic on Greetings. We will be bringing together everything that we have been learning this half-term before moving on to learning about Christmas in France next week.
In Lower KS2 we will be doing some written work connected to our mini topic on the weather.
In Upper KS2 we will be completing our dojo designs and descriptions.
lundi 4 décembre
In Year One we will be reinforcing our learning from last week.
In Lower KS2 we will be presenting a rhyming weather forecast.
In Upper KS2 we will begin work to design and describe our perfect dojo. This will bring together all of the work that we have done during this topic on the body.
lundi 27 novembre
Watch this space to watch the 'Bonjour!' song that we recorded last week! In Year One this week we will be asking and answering the question 'What is your name?' in French.
In Lower KS2, we will be reinforcing the weather vocabulary that we learnt last lesson. We will be playing lots of different games to practise these new phrases, both as a whole class and in pairs.
In Upper KS2, we will be looking at a famous French story called 'Grand Monstre Vert' and will be using this to inspire us to design our ideal class dojo monster before describing it in French over the coming weeks.
lundi 20 novembre
In KS1 we will be filming the song that we have been practising over the past few weeks ready to upload onto this website. We will then be using our puppets to have conversations with a partner.
In Lower KS2 we will be learning new phrases to describe the weather. As well as focussing on one French sound per phrase we will be linking each phrase to an action to help us to remember it.
In Upper KS2 we will be focussing on spoken fluency, working in pairs to ask and answer questions connected to our topic on the body.
lundi 13 novembre
As well as continuing to reinforce and practise the new vocabulary that we have been learning over the past few weeks, we will be making our own puppets this week. We will use these to chat to each other in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
In Lower KS2 we will be starting a small topic of work on describing the weather in French, using our knowledge of French phonics to help with our pronunciation (as always!).
In Upper KS2 we will be learning how to say that something hurts in French (in case you ever go to France and need medical attention!!)
lundi 6 novembre
This week in Year One we will be reinforcing our learning from last lesson and then learning a song to practise this vocabulary. We will hopefully film this song in the coming weeks when we have had time to practise.
In Lower KS2 we will be completing some written work linked to our work on months and numbers.
In Upper KS2 we will be revisiting the song that was introduced last week and then working in groups using dictionaries to label a body correctly, focussing on accuracy of spelling.
lundi 30 octobre
In Year One, the children will be learning how to ask and answer the question 'How are you?' in French.
In Lower KS2 we will be asking and answering the questions 'What is the date of your birthday?' and 'How old are you?'. We will be working together to solve a puzzle connected to this topic of work.
In Upper KS2 we will be using our phonetical knowledge to work out how to pronouce words for body parts and then trying to spot any words that rhyme in order to help us to join in with a catchy song to reinforce this new vocabulary.
lundi 2 octobre
Children in Year 2 will continue with their work on numbers to 20 this week, playing lots of interactive games to help them to remember this new vocabulary.
In LWKS2 we will continue our work on months, using and spelling them accurately to say and write the date.
In UKS2 we will be describing teachers at Stonebow. Our work will contribute to a 'Guess Who' display board.
lundi 25 septembre
Year 2 will be learning numbers to 20 this week, learning a catchy new tune to help to reinforce this vocabulary. If you would like to sing along, click on the following link :
LKS2 - This week we will be revisiting French months, concentrating more on how to spell these words correctly given that we are already familiar with how to pronounce them.
UKS2 - This week will focus on listening and speaking skills, building upon our knowledge of individual words to create short sentences in French.
lundi 18 septembre
Year 2 will be perfecting their song this week as well as producing some written work, labelling pictures in French.
LKS2 - Following our whole class work and pair work over the last two lessons we will be using our knowledge to write the months of the year in French with a focus on accuracy of spelling.
UKS2 - Our learning will be extended to understanding short physical descriptions in French this week, playing a game of 'Guess Who' to help to reinforce this.
lundi 11 septembre
Children in Year 2 will be learning a French song this week to help them to remember the months of the year. They will also be playing a game of matching pairs with a partner to develop recognition of the written months.
LWKS2 - This week we will continue to work on the accuracy of our spelling, using a phonics sound mat to help us.
UKS2 - The children had great fun labelling each other in French using post-its last week. This week we will focussing on written accuracy to label our own faces in French.
lundi 4 septembre 2017
KS1- Year 2 will be introduced to the months of the year in French. We will be spotting words that look similar to English equivalents and working hard to use our French phonics to pronounce these new words correctly.
LWKS2 - We will focussing on spelling numbers 1 to 10 correctly in French, playing lots of games together to develop our written accuracy.
UKS2 - We will be learning how to name parts of the face this week, covering ourselves in post-it notes to make living labelled diagrams! Photos to follow!
lundi 10 juillet
KS1 - This will be our last week together before the children move into Year 3. There will be a whole school assembly this afternoon which means that only Mrs Wood's last will have a lesson. They will be creating their own art work in the style of Henri Matisse just as Miss Turner's class did last week.
KS2 - Upper KS2 will be enjoying a game of French boules this week (weather permitting).
It will a games afternoon for Miss Merriman's class - we will be playing in teams and individually to reinforce our learning from this year. Mrs Cunningham's class will be completing their work linked to our cafe topic.
lundi 3 juillet
KS1 - Please take a look at the French section of the school website over the next week where you will be able to watch the video that we have recorded of our alphabet song (check out our funky dance moves!).
Last week we read 'Henri's Scissors' together to learn more about the life of Henri Matisse and his technique of drawing with scissors. We will be using this technique next week to create our own art work in his style.
KS2 - We will be learning about Bastille Day this week, finding out about how the French Revolution began and why Bastille Day is such an important date to the French.
lundi 19 juin
KS1 - This will be our last lesson on the French alphabet before we bring an end to the year with some art work inspired by Henri Matisse.
KS2 - Last week, the children worked in pairs to perform a short conversation set in a cafe. They spoke with great confidence, some even using props to add authenticity! This week we will focus on written work to record our conversations in our French books.
lundi 12 juin
KS1 - Year Two will continue work on the French alphabet this week, using the letter sounds to spell their own name.
KS2 - Because of the nature of the PPA rota and as a result of the trip to the Black Country Museum, the KS2 classes are all at different stages of our current topic. We are predominantly working on speaking and listening activities, building short conversations and increasing in fluency.
lundi 5 juin
KS1 - Year Two will begin work on French alphabet this week, learning a catchy song with funky dance moves to reinforce the letter sounds.
KS2 - We will continue our topic 'Au cafe' this half-term and will start to build longer conversations. These conversations will include giving the price of certain items which will revise and reinforce our work on number.
lundi 22 mai
KS1 - In our last lesson of the school year the children will be completing their work on colours this week. They will be working in groups on a carousel of activities to reinforce our learning.
KS2 - The children will visit 'Cafe Allenby' again this week and will begin to build short conversations set in a cafe. We will also be looking at some French currency (Euros) to reinforce work on numbers.
lundi 15 mai
KS1 - We will continue to work on colours this week, playing guessing games as a whole class and in pairs to reinforce this new vocabulary. When learning a language, repetition is key to consolidation, hence why we revisit the same vocabulary many times in different ways.
KS2 - Having finally completed our Selfie booklets (which look great!) we will be beginning our new topic 'Au cafe' this week. The children will work together to understand a cafe menu and by the end of this week's lesson they should be able to order at least one item from the menu. You will know who to turn to should you ever need to order anything in French!
lundi 8 mai
KS1 - This week we will be learning a French song linked to our 'colours' topic to the tune of 'Freres Jacques'.
KS2 - Year 3/4 did not have a French lesson last week. All children will continue with their Selfie work this week.
mardi 2 mai
KS1 - We will be continuing our work on colours this week, playing games as a whole class and in pairs to reinforce this new vocabulary. Perhaps the children could teach you at home?
KS2 - The written work that we are working on to send to France is taking a little longer than expected as we need to make sure that we are sending work of a good quality. As a result, we will be continuing with this this week.
lundi 24 avril
KS1 - Year One will begin their work on colours. We will first try to match the French words for colours with their English equivalents. We will then practise pronouncing the words correctly using actions to help us to remember them.
KS2 - We will be completing our work on describing our family this week ready to send to our link school in France.
lundi 4 avril
KS1 - In this last lesson of French before the second half of the summer term the children will be introduced to the French alphabet. They will learn a catchy tune and some funky dance moves to help to reinforce this new learning. As always, our learning will be very interactive, involving lots of games and a range of different activities.
KS2 - This week the children will be using example sentences based around 'The Simpsons' family to say the names of their own family members. They will then start to prepare some written work which will be used in their 'Selfie' booklet ready to send to our link school in Epinal.
lundi 27 mars
KS1 - This week we will be reinforcing the phrase 'As-tu...?' which was introduced last week through whole class work and pair work. We will be using this phrase in different contexts, playing guessing games using previously learnt vocabulary (numbers, colours and days of the week).
Miss Merriman's class did not have a French lesson last week so they will be beginning their work on family members this week.
Miss Maddick and Mrs Cunningham's classes will be using vocabulary learnt last week to describe family members in order to describe their own family.
Upper KS2 - Classes in Upper KS2 will begin their work on describing family members this week. They will be introduced to the three words for my in French (mon, ma, mes) and will find out when to use each correctly.
lundi 20 mars
KS1 - This week we will reinforcing the new vocabulary learnt last week as well using this vocabulary in questions to play a guessing game. The children will be using the phrase 'As-tu...?' (Have you got ....?) to guess which pencil case item is being hidden.
KS2 - This week we will be moving on to learning the names for family members in French. The children will be able to say the name of at least one person in their family in a full sentence. As always with spoken work, our learning will be very interactive and involve different games to help to practise and reinforce our new learning.
lundi 13 mars
KS1 - Following on from our learning about classroom instructions we will begin to learn the names for classroom objects in French this week. We will also be taking a look at the videos sent to us by the children in our link school in Epinal, France called Ecole Robert Desnos.
KS2 - Last week Class 10 and Class 11 began work on a paragraph to introduce themselves in French. The standard of their work so far is excellent. This week their work will be marked and then copied up into best ready to send to Epinal. Class 12 did not have French last week so they will begin to draft their paragraph this Thursday.
lundi 6 mars
KS1 - The children have astounded me with their retention of French classroom instructions. This week we will be videoing ourselves getting bossy in French and completing some written work connected to this work, taking care to copy the French words and phrases accurately.
KS2 - After lots of spoken practice asking and answering questions about ourselves in French we will be preparing some written work this week. In Lower KS2 we will be concentrating on the accuracy of our spelling whilst in Upper KS2 our challenge will be to include more detail in our writing to expand simple sentences where appropriate.
lundi 27 février
KS1 - We will be continuing to learn and use classroom instructions in French through interactive games as a whole class and in pairs.
KS2 - In Lower KS2 we will be completing our written work started last week as well as hopefully watching a video sent to us from our link school in France (technology permitting!). This will be the inspiration for our own videos that will introduce us to our friends in France.
In Upper KS2 we will be preparing a written paragraph to introduce ourselves. Our challenge will be to include as much detail as possible in our descriptions.
mardi 21 février
KS1 - This will be the second block of French for children in Year 2. We will begin this week by learning some simple classroom instructions using imperative verbs (bossy verbs). To reinforce this new vocabulary we will be playing the French version of 'Simon Says' which is called 'Jacques a dit' (Jack said). For each instruction there will be a corresponding action to help the children to retain these new words and phrases. Maybe they could boss you about at home!
KS2 - We will be continuing to work on our spoken confidence and fluency this week by practising asking and answering a range of questions in French. We will also be beginning to prepare a piece of written work all about ourselves.
Thanks you to those of you who have sent me a 'Selfie' and a family picture - these photos will really bring your written work to life!
lundi 6 février
KS1 - In our last week of French before the summer term we will be using our new learning (numbers and days of the week) to help us to understand a story in French called 'La chenille qui fait des trous' (we know it as 'The Hungry Caterpillar').
In KS2 we will be developing spoken confidence and fluency by practising short conversations with a partner in French.
lundi 30 janvier
Having been introduced to a catchy song to learn the days of the week in French last week together with some brain boggling actions to match, we will be trying to sing the same song faster and faster this week! The children will also be playing a game with a partner to reinforce their knowledge of numbers to ten.
In KS2 we will be developing our knowledge of key words and using them to develop our conversational work, asking questions and answering each other appropriately in French. We will be thinking about what a good conversation 'looks like', making sure that we are making eye contact and listening carefully to each other.
lundi 23 janvier
In Year 1 we will be reinforcing our work on numbers to ten and then moving on to learn the days of the week in French. We will be using our bodies at the same time as singing a catchy song to help us to remember this vocabulary.
In KS2 we have now completed our atlas work. This week will be focussed on building short conversations to give personal information.
In the coming weeks we are going to be preparing some work to send to our link school in Epinal. The theme of the work is ‘Selfie’ and will concentrate on giving personal information in French. If you are able to take a ‘selfie’ at home PLUS a photo of you with your family it would add a more personal touch to your finished piece of written work. You could either bring these photos in OR email them to me for me to print off at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If this is not possible then please don’t worry.
lundi 16 janvier
In Year 1 the children will be working with a partner to play a variety of games with number cards to help to embed their new learning.
In KS2 we will be learning a little more about our twin town of Epinal as well as exploring some online games to help to reinforce previous areas of learning. These games can all be accessed at home - it is hoped that the children will become more familiar with them in the coming week and will want to continue their language learning in their own time.
lundi 9 janvier
Children in Year 1 will be continuing to learn how to say numbers to 10 correctly in French. We have learnt some new sounds found in the names for the numbers and the corresponding actions are helping us to remember the correct words. We will also be matching the numbers to their written form, which is trickier than it first seems.
In KS2 we will be completing out atlas work, ensuring that we can pronounce the names of the major towns, cities and mountain ranges correctly.
mercredi 4 janvier
Children in Year 1 will be introduced to number 1 to 10 and will learn a song to help reinforce this new vocabulary.
In KS2 we will be using atlases to locate some of the major towns, rivers, seas and mountain ranges of France as well as locating our twin town of Epinal.
lundi 12 décembre
Children in Year 2 will be learning about French Christmas traditions and learning a French Christmas song.
In KS2 we will be learning a French Christmas song and completing a Christmas reading puzzle.
lundi 5 décembre
Children in Year 2 will be completing their work on numbers and will then start to learn about St Nicholas's Day - an important part of French Christmas celebrations on the 6th December.
Upper KS2 will be starting their work on alphabet whilst Lower KS2 will be reinforcing this in the coming week to enable them to spell their name and play alphabet games with confidence.
lundi 28 novembre
Children in Year 2 will be continuing to learn numbers 11 - 20 and will be revisiting the song introduced last week. We will be playing a game of bingo to help with this with the prize of a French pencil to the lucky winner or winners!
Children in Lower KS2 will be beginning to learn the French alphabet.
In Upper KS2 we will be completing our written work about describing animals. With such short lessons on a Thursday afternoon the children need one more week to be able to finish it to a high standard.
lundi 21 novembre
Children in Year 2 will be revising numbers 0 to 10 and learning numbers 11 to 20. They will be learning another catchy tune to help them with this.
In KS2 we need to spend some more time on our written work. The children are taking such great care with it that it is taking some time.
lundi 14 novembre
Children in Year 2 will be continuing to practise the song that was introduced last week. We will be completing some written work to practise ordering and copying single words.
Children in KS2 will be completing some written work on describing animals. Their spoken work has been fantastic so far so we are looking forward to some fantastic descriptions.
lundi 7 novembre
Children in Year 2 will be learning a French song this week to help them to remember the months of the year. They will also be playing a game of matching pairs with a partner to develop recognition of the written months.
In Key Stage 2 we will be continuing our work on describing animals. Children in Lower KS2 will be describing the animals of the rainforest to link to their current topic. Children in Upper KS2 will choose to describe the animals of the rainforest, jungle or ocean.
If any of the children in KS2 have internet access and would like to continue their learning at home they could go online to http://www.french-games.net/ where they will find lots of games to play on many different topics.
lundi 31 octobre
Year 2 made a fantastic start to the half-term, remembering all of their learning from last year. Bravo! This week we will be starting to learn the months of the year in French. We will be spotting words that look similar in French and English (these are called cognates) and using our knowledge of French phonics to pronounce the months correctly.
In Lower KS2 we will be using colours to start to build sentences in French to describe animals.
In Upper KS2 we will be using a range of adjectives to describe masculine and feminine animals, remembering to place the adjective in the correct place and make sure that it 'agrees' with the noun that it is describing. Tricky stuff!
lundi 24 octobre
It will be the turn of children in Year 2 to study French this half-term. We will be starting our topic this week with some games and conversational work to revise our learning from Year 1.
Children in Lower KS2 will be starting to use colours to describe animals.
During the residential to Plas Caerdon, children who are not on the trip will be working on descriptions of superheroes in French to fit in with the theme of the week.
lundi 10 octobre
For children in Year One, this will be their final lesson of French this term. They have made so much progress over the last few weeks, we are so proud of them! We will be ending our work this term with lots of fun language games to reinforce our term's work.
In Upper KS2, children are beginning to use adjectives to describe animals and we will be continuing with this work in the coming week.
In Lower KS2, we will be using bilingual dictionaries to translate unfamiliar French words into English and then writing these new words into simple sentences.
lundi 3 octobre
Children in Upper KS2 will be beginning to build sentences with adjectives to describe animals this week. We will begin by using colours, which we are familiar with already.
In Lower KS2 we will be completing some written work linked to our topic on animals.
In Year One we will be learning how to ask and answer the question 'What is your name?' in French and using the puppets that we have made to have short conversations. Watch out for the French song that we filmed this week - it should be on the website soon!
lundi 26 septembre
Children in Upper KS2 used the bilingual dictionaries this week to identify masculine and feminine nouns. We will be continuing with this work in the coming week.
In Lower KS2 we will be working on using sentences to play simple games in French as well starting to use the bilingual dictionaries to translate some French animals into English.
In Year 1 we will be filming our 'Bonjour, ca va?' song (videos will be posted onto the website) and also using our puppets to hold some conversations in French.
lundi 19 septembre
Children in KS2 reinforced their learning by playing a game of 'HeadBanz' totally in French this week (I'm sure they could teach you how to play at home!). We were having so much fun that there was no time left to move on to masculine and feminine forms so we will be thinking about these in the coming week.
Children in Year 1 will be practising the song that we learnt together last week as well as making their own puppets to use for conversation work. Look out for pictures of these in the coming weeks. You can listen and join in with our song by clicking on French and then scrolling down to the bottom of the introductory page. It is called 'Bonjour, ca va?'
lundi 12 septembre
Children in KS2 have wowed me once again this week. They used their knowledge of French sounds to work out how to pronounce unfamiliar French words for animals correctly. Their accents were wonderful and they threw themselves into their learning with great gusto. Bravo!
In the coming week we will be reinforcing this learning as well as beginning to think about masculine and feminine forms.
Children in KS1 will be practising telling each other how they are feeling as well as learning a catchy French song to reinforce our learning so far. I'm sure they will be able to sing it to you if you ask them!
lundi 5 septembre
It has a busy and brilliant first week back. It was great to meet children in Year One for the first time and lovely to see the children in KS2 again after the summer break.
In Year One we learnt how to say hello and say our name to introduce ourselves in French. This week we will be learning how to say how we are feeling with the help of Jacques (our French friend).
Children in KS2 had to dig deep this week to remember the vocabulary and phrases that we learned together last year. They rose to the challenge brilliantly and wowed me with how much they could recall. This coming week we will be beginning our topic about animals and using our expert knowledge of French phonics to help us to decode some unfamiliar words.
lundi 11 juillet
In Year One we will be completing our Elmer work and then playing lots of games to reinforce our learning over the past year.
In Lower KS2 we will be completing our Delaunay art work.
In Upper KS2 we will be completing our Delaunay art work. Those who have finished will be playing a game of boules out on the field (weather permitting).
lundi 4 juillet
In Year One we will be reading 'Les couleurs d'Elmer' (The colours of Elmer) and completing some work based upon this story.
Children in Year 3/4 classes will be at Conkers on Thursday so they will miss their French lesson this week.
Children in Year 6 will be visiting their new secondary schools.
Children in Year 5 will have a longer French lesson this week (lucky them!) We will be finishing our Robert Delaunay art work and then using the internet to complete a quiz about Paris. We may even fit in a competitive game of Lotto if we have time!
lundi 27 juin
In Year One we will be practising the song that was introduced last week and playing games with a partner trying to speak only in French!
The children in KS2 have made a fantastic start on their art work based upon the French artist Robert Delaunay. To recreate his style we are using geometric shapes, bold colours and trying to draw the buildings from different perspectives.
lundi 20 juin
In Year One we will be continuing our work on colours. We will be learning a colour song in French to the tune of 'Frere Jacques'.
In KS2 we will looking at the art work of a Parisian artist named Robert Delaunay. He produced several pieces using the buildings of Paris as an inspiration. Following our own research into Parisian monuments and landmarks over the last two weeks we will be creating some art work of our own in the style of Delaunay using oil pastels. Look out for photos of our finished pieces on this web page and in school.
lundi 13 juin
Children in Year 1 have started work on colours. We will be playing lots of games this week to reinforce this vocabulary so that the children are confident in saying the names of colours in French using the correct pronunciation.
In KS2 we have started a block of work about the city of Paris. In Lower KS2 we will be finishing our research work about different Parisian landmarks. In Upper KS2 we will be completing our Parisian landmarks collages and then moving on to complete a quiz about Paris, using the internet to find the answers.
lundi 23 mai
Children in KS1 will be completing the Elmer collage and playing lots of games to reinforce the learning that we have done this half-term. This will be their last lesson before they begin Year 3.
Year 3/4 will be taught by Mrs Noble or Miss Sykes this week.
In Year 5 we will asking and answering the question 'Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?' and writing dates in French.
Year 6 will be doing some conversational work before completing a personal profile in French.
lundi 16 mai
The Elmer collage is looking great as is the written work started by the children last lesson. We will be continuing to work on this in this week's session.
Children in Year 3/4 will be asking and answering the question 'Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?' (What is the date of your birthday?) and will be completing some written work in their new French exercise books.
We took advantage of the beautiful weather last lesson so did not start our work on months in Year 5 as planned but played boules instead on the field. As such, children in Year 5/6 will be consolidating their knowledge of numbers to 30 and moving on to learn the months of the year this week.
lundi 9 mai
Children in Year 2 will be starting some written work based upon 'Les couleurs d'Elmer' story. We will also be creating a large Elmer using 'collage', the French word for 'gluing'.
There will be no French lesson for Year 3/4 this week due to the Whitby residential trip.
Year 6 will be enjoying a game of French boules this week after a busy SATs week. Children in Year 5 will be consolidating their knowledge of numbers to 30 and moving on to learn the months of the year in preparation for answering the question 'Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?' (What is the date of your birthday?).
lundi 2 mai
Year 2 will be practising the colours song introduced last week. We will also be reading 'Les couleurs d'Elmer' together and spotting French words for colours in the story.
In Lower KS2 we will be using our new knowledge of numbers to 31 and months of the year to say when our birthday is. We will be learning a catchy song to help with this.
In Upper KS2 we will continuing our number work, extending our knowledge to numbers to 70.
lundi 25 avril
Year 2 will be learning a song to practise colours to the tune of 'Frere Jacques'.
In Lower KS2 we will be reinforcing our knowledge of numbers to 30 and beginning to work on the months of the year in French.
Children in Year 5 will be looking at numbers to 70 and using their phonetical knowledge to pronounce these correctly. Year 6 will be starting their number work this week.
lundi 18 avril
Year 2 will be reinforcing their learning of the French words for colours this week and will be playing a matching pairs game in small groups. They have learnt an action to match each colour connected to a sound in that particular word. Maybe they could show you at home.
In Lower KS2 we will be working more on numbers, extending our knowledge to numbers to 70 and using our phonetical knowledge to pronounce these correctly.
In Upper KS2 Year 5 will be starting their number work whilst Year 6 still need to complete their comic strips based upon our learning last half-term.
lundi 11 avril
Year 2 will resume their French lessons this week, Year 1 will be learning Music with Mr Welsford. We will be starting a topic on colours and this week we will be spotting French colours that look similar to their English equivalents (cognates). We will be working hard to pronounce these new words correctly and if the weather is fine we will be getting active outside to play a fast paced colour game.
In Lower KS2 we will be learning numbers 12 - 31, focussing carefully on the pronunciation of these new words using our knowledge of French phonics. We will be playing lots of games to reinforce the new vocabulary (you can't learn numbers without a good game of 'Bingo' ('Lotto' in French)!
lundi 21 mars
Children in Year One will be working on some display work linked to our story 'La chenille qui fait des trous'. Look out for their work on the large board in Miss Logue's classroom. Parents of children in Mrs Pitchers' class are more than welcome to come in and have a look too!
Children in KS2 will be completing their comic strips. It has been great to see some children reaching for the bilingual dictionary to add more interesting adjectives to their work.
lundi 14 mars
Children in Year One will be moving on to learn the French words for the days of the week. These will help us to understand 'La chenille qui fait des trous' (The Hungry Caterpillar) story in French.
Children in KS2 will be beginning work on their own comic strip based upon 'Le loup qui voulait changer de couleur' (The wolf who wanted to change colour) story that we have been looking at in class. This story can be found by typing the French title into YouTube and clicking on the first result.
Year 3/4 French club members have begun to plan an assembly based on this story which we will hopefully be able to perform in the Summer Term.
lundi 7 mars
Year One will be continuing to practise numbers 1 - 10. They will be working in small groups to play matching pairs, matching the digit to the correct word in French (this is more tricky than it may sound).
In KS2 we will be using bilingual dictionaries to look up the meaning of French adjectives. The children will be using their knowledge of French phonics to try and pronounce these words correctly and we will be putting the adjectives into simple sentences to describe the wolf in our story.
lundi 29 février
Year One will be playing different game to practise numbers 1 - 10. We will also be listening to a French number song and using actions to help us remember it.
In KS2 we will be listening to 'Le loup qui voulait changer de couleur' again and starting to build simple sentences in French to describe the plot of the story. If you would like to listen to the story at home then it can be accessed via YouTube and searching for 'Le loup qui voulait changer de couleur'. We have been using the first video in class.
lundi 22 février
Children in Y2 will be doing Music with Mr Welsford this term meaning that children in Year One will be learning French during PPA afternoon on a Wednesday. They will be beginning to learn numbers 1 to 10 and learning three new sounds that feature in these numbers in order to help them to pronounce the words correctly.
Children in KS2 have now perfected their pronunciation of French days of the week and colours. We will be using this knowledge to help us to understand a French story this week called 'Le loup qui voulait changer de couleur' (The wolf who wanted to change colour).
lundi 8 février
Children in KS1 will be continuing to work on their written work ready for display. Their work is looking fantastic so far (photos to follow).
In Lower KS2 we will be perfecting our pronuniciation of French colours (I have to say the children wowed me last week with their beautiful accents). We will hopefully be playing some very active games in the hall to reinforce the new vocabulary covered this term so far.
In Upper KS2 the children will be using their knowledge of French phonics to decode words for colours in French.
lundi 1er février
Having read the Hungry Caterpillar story in French last week, children in KS1 will be using their new knowledge of numbers and days of the week to complete some written work based on this text. This work will be displayed on the board between Mrs Wood and Miss Turner's classroom if you want to take a look after half-term.
Please click on the link below to find an online version of the Hungry Caterpillar in French. There is also a link to watch an animated version. Maybe your son / daughter could help you spot any numbers or days of the week!
Children in KS2 will be moving on to using their phonics to help them to decode the words for colours in French. They continue to surprise me with how well they are picking up the new sounds. It is helping them to sound more and more like French speakers as the weeks go by!
lundi 25 janvier
Children in KS1 will be moving on to learning days of the week in French this week in preparation for reading 'La chenille qui fait des trous' (The Hungry Caterpillar). We will also be practising 'Un, Deux, Trois' (our number song) - as the weeks go by more and more children are able to join in with more words of the song which is fantastic!
Children in Lower KS2 used their knowledge of French phonics to read days of the week last week and join in with a fast paced song complete with actions. I was so impressed with how well they could decode these unfamiliar words. Bravo! This week we will be continuing to work on days of the week and begin to write these words.
Children in Upper KS2 have completed their work on French speaking countries and will be moving on to learn the days of the week. They will be using their knowledge of Spanish and French phonics to help them with this.
Monday 18th January
The children in Year 2 have amazed me with how quickly they have learnt numbers 0 to 10 in French. Their pronunciation is fantastic and they were extremely good at matching the digits to the written word (this is trickier than you might think!)
This week we will be learning a French number song (which I hope to put onto the website) and playing a bingo game with vocabulary from the song.
Children in KS2 will be using their knowledge of Spanish and the phonics work that we have been doing to help them to recognise and pronounce days of the week correctly in French. We will be learning a days of the week song and challenging ourselves to sing it (along with the correct actions) as quickly as possible.
Monday 11th January
Children in KS1 will be playing games to practise numbers 1 to 10 and will be matching the digits to the written number in French.
Children in KS2 will be continuing their atlas work, locating French speaking countries in Europe and across the world. We will also be learning more about the country of French Guiana. Mrs Furnival's daughter works in a school in French Guiana and we will hopefully be setting up a pen pal link with her school in the coming weeks.
Monday 4th January
Children in KS1 will be beginning to learn numbers 1 to 10 and learning three new sounds that feature in these numbers in order to help them to pronounce the words correctly.
Children in KS2 will be using atlases to locate French speaking countries in Europe and further afield. For those children who are interested we are hoping to set up pen pal links with children in a school in French Guiana so we will be locating this country as part of our work this week and next.
Monday 14th December
The children will be continuing work on their Christmas cards.
A big well done to all of the KS1 children who took part in the French singing at the Christmas Fair. You were all fantastic, we are very proud of you!
There will be a certificate and five house points given to all of those who took part.
Monday 7th December
This week ....
KS1 will be practising asking and answering the question 'What is your name?' We will then be learning a little about Christmas in France and beginning to make our French Christmas cards.
KS2 will be watching a video about Christmas celebrations in France and spotting any differences between French and English traditions. We will then begin work on our French Christmas cards.
Thursday 3rd December
Bravo to KS2 today! The children put their Stonebow Learning Powers of concentration and perseverance to good use when playing a French 'cluedo' style game. All classes really enjoyed this activity and became very competitive. It's so lovely to see such progress after just one term. I'm very proud of all of them, I think I have the best job at Stonebow
Monday 30th November
KS1 will be doing some final song practice in preparation for Friday's Christmas Fayre and then we will be learning how to ask and answer the question 'What is your name?' in French.
KS2 will be playing a Cluedo style game to practise saying names and ages.
Just to let you know ........our work on numbers has taken longer than expected; as well as learning numbers 0 to 10 we have done lots of valuable work in building sentences and using these in number games and we have also been looking closely at some more French sounds present in numbers. As such, we will not be looking at months of the year this term as previously intended. This area of learning will be covered at a later date.
Monday 23rd November
KS1 will be using the puppets that they made last week to practise conversations with a partner. They will also be practising the song that they will be performing at the Christmas Fayre.
KS2 will be learning how to ask and answer the question 'How old are you?' in French and continuing to use their French when playing games with numbers.
Thursday 26th November
A great two days of French!
The children in Year 1 really enjoyed using their puppets to act out short conversations in French.
Children in KS2 are now able to ask and answer the question 'How old are you?' in French. They can also play a simple game in French using 'C'est' and 'Ce n'est pas', (ask them what these phrases mean, I'm sure they would love to show you how to use them in the 'Guess the number' game).
Please follow the hyperlink below to play numbers matching pairs online (a game that we played in Lower KS2 this afternoon).