We learnt about how the French mark Armistice Day today. Instead of wearing a poppy, the French wear a 'bleuet' which is a blue cornflower. The 11th November is a public holiday across the country, in each city, town and village there are parades which end at the war memorial.
We made our own 'bleuets'.
Today we practised some French handwriting. We found it quite tricky as it is quite different to how we are taught to write here but we persevered and got there in the end.
Over the coming weeks, French Club will be preparing for an assembly to launch European Day of Languages which will be celebrated across the school on Thursday 26th September. This year our focus country will be Greece!
French Club is open to children in KS2. We meet on a Friday lunchtime at 12:30.
French Club were thrilled to receive a Christmas card each from their French friends at Robert Desnos school. They also really enjoyed tasting the traditional St.Nicolas biscuits kindly sent in the parcel. Merci et Joyeux Noel!!
One member of French Club kindly made a French Christmas card for the whole group. Merci!
The children in Monsieur Luchier's class were thrilled to receive the Christmas card sent by French Club! Thankfully, it arrived just in time!
French Club are curious to find out more about our link school so have filmed some questions to ask them.
C'est la fete des meres!
The children have made some Mother's Day cards in French to surprise their lovely mums on Mothering Sunday. They used a bilingual dictionary to find adjectives in French to describe their mums and wrote an adjective under each petal. To help their mums to understand the words some of the children wrote the English equivalents on the top of each petal.
After a term of work about giving personal information, the children were ready to record a longer introduction of themselves for their French friends. We hope that you enjoy our videos!
This year we have been lucky enough to have been put in touch with Robert Desnos school in Loughborough's twin town of Epinal and the children of French club have each been linked with a child in one of the classes in the school. They were all very excited to receive their first letters and are in the process of writing replies to their new friends.
We have made a short video to say hello to our penpals. We hope that you enjoy watching it!
Robert Desnos School have replied.