MFL Learning Day
Welcome to our French class
Welcome to our French class where children enjoy learning and understanding another culture and language. At Saint Paulinus, we strongly believe in the benefit of this and we therefore implement the teaching of French to children from year 3 to year 6. Our children enjoy being creative and expressing themselves. They join in with singing French songs, reciting rhymes and poems, responding to and acting out traditional stories such as “The three Billy goats”, “Little red hiding wood”, etc…. They create mimes, sketches and role-play , imitating accurate intonation and pronunciation. They are given opportunities to read stories for enjoyment and to practice vocabulary and write independently. In summer months, they take part in traditional French playground games such as “les boules”.
A French day will be also organised where children across all key stages will improve their French language and inter-cultural awareness skills.
Ask your child to sing you a song and to speak a bit of French, you will be impressed and happily surprised.
Reading and writing skills are supported by, and reinforce, the development of oracy. Children become familiar with the relationship between phonemes and graphemes. They apply this knowledge in their reading and spelling. Children understand, read and enjoy different forms of paper and electronic texts, such as stories, poems and messages. They write simple sentences and short texts, often using a frame or model. They develop a basic knowledge of the writing system, spelling and structure of the language.
We use fairy tales as projects in French, such as " Little Red Riding Hood", " Goldilocks and the three bears", " the three Billy goats"...Children read and understand the story with the use of mimes, then in groups, they start acting some scenes from the story then build up gradually their confidence to finally be able to rewrite the whole story with their own words. We also use the scheme of work " tout le monde" ( an interactive website in line with the framework) that provides a range of different reading resources that ranges from comic strips to newspaper extracts, rhymes and poems, ideal for reading comprehension.
Welcome to our French class
Voici notre travail
Here is our work
Nos enfants travaillent très dur dans la classe française
Our children work very hard during the French class
Merci beaucoup à nos écrivains français
Months of the Year
Our year 3 learning the months of the year during their French lesson .
Our year 4 learning their numbers during their French lesson .
Days of the Week
Our year 3 learning their days of the week during their French lesson .
Le Trois Boucs Bourro
Year 6 act out the Three Billy Goats Gruff
Boucle d'or et les trois ours
Year 5 act out Goldie Locks and the Three Bears
Children state what activities they can do well, recognise and respond to instructions. Children understand and say weather phrases say which clothes they might wear in different conditions. . They add to their repertoire of songs and rhymes to help them remember new language.
Children will be able to describe the items in their school bag, using adjective agreement and the negative form. Children will be able to understand and use numbers in multiples of 10 up to 50, develop their understanding of the way sounds are represented in writing, sing songs from memory, recognise and respond to verbs of action
Children learn to describe animals using feminine agreements, verbs of movement and talk about their habitats. Children listen and respond to a story ( les 4 amis). They add to their repertoire of verbs and continue to gain confidence in using language for classroom interaction.
Children should be able to name the different countries around the world and making statements about France’s geographical features. They learn how to say where and how they would like to go on holiday and where they have been They can read and listen to more complex language from non-fiction texts.
Children understand and use numbers in multiples of 10 up to 100. Children should be able to tell and ask the time. Children learn how to retell a famous French Fable Le lievre et la tortue. They show understanding of the fable prepare an oral task and use a bilingual dictionary to research new language.
Quel temps fait-il?
Il fait beau, il fait chaud, il y a du soleil, il neige, il pleut, il fait gris, il y a du brouillard, il y a du vent
Je porte un manteau, un chapeau, une veste, un tee-shirt, une jupe, une robe, un short.
Levez la main/ le doigt
Croisez les bras
Dans mon sac, il y a une trousse, un crayon,un feutre, un stylo, une gomme, des ciseaux, un cahier, un pinceau
Tu as? Qui a? Oui, j’ai
Non, je n’ai pas de.....
Une gomme bleue
Des ciseaux verts
Danser, marcher, sauter, nager, voler, chanter, manger, regarder, écouter, répéter.
Le lion, le zèbre, le perroquet, l’âne, le canard, le bouc, le poulet, la vache, le serpent, le tigre, le chimpanzé, l’éléphant, l’hippopotame, le cochon, le mouton.
Grand, petit, moyen, long, court, mignon, moche, sympa, joli + colour agreement
Court, mange, aime, bois, regarde, ecoute, deteste, saute, frappe, danse, tourne en rond, abois, galope, se dandine, miaule, hennit,
Il habite dans la foret, la maison, la ferme, la mer
Òu habites-tu? J’habite en/ au..
La France, L’espagne, l’allemagne, l’Italie, l’Ecosse, la suisse, l’Angleterre, l’Australie, les USA, le Canada
Òu es-tu allé en vacances?
Je suis allé...
Je voudrais aller
Je suis alle en voiture, en bateau, en train, en camion, a pied, en avion, a velo.
Telling the time
Quelle heure est-il?
Il est une heure, deux heures, trois heures, quatre heures...., et quart, et demie..., il est midi. Il est minuit
Adverbs of time/ frequency
Aujourd’hui, maintenant, souvent, quelquefois, a + time on the clock
All our year groups took part in the European Day why not take our tour of Europe to what our pupils took part in.
In EYU we made flags for England and then we tried different foods from around Europe. Very Tasty
As part of European languages day 3H learnt about the Leaning Tower of Pisa and then had to work as a team in order to carry out one of three challenges.
1. To create a leaning tower using building blocks as high as possible but remaining stable.
2. To create a tower that was sturdy, stable and able to support weight from art straws and sellotape.
3. To create a tower that was sturdy, stable and able to support weight from spaghetti and mini marsh-mellows.
In 3N we had lots of fun today. We learnt some songs and all the colours. We completed some sheets and we made videos showing the colours that we had learnt. Our country was Italy. We had lots of laughs.
On European day we did lots of stuff. Year 5 were the Netherlands and the first thing we did was make windmills, which I loved. Next we went to Miss Marray’s class where we did Irish dancing, which was very tiring! After that we went to Mr Hutton and we learnt a famous artist and then we had to draw ourselves. But we had to change our faces around which we all had a giggle about. About halfway through we went in to the hall and tasted lots of food. We all had lots of fun.
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