The children have been learning about Easter celebrations in France. They learnt that it's not the Easter Bunny who delivers the eggs, but the church bells, which fly to Rome to be blessed before returning laden with eggs for the French children. We shared a story of an egg hunt, focusing on colour vocabulary and made an Easter card to take home.
In our French lessons Year 2/3 children have been learning all about the names for parts of the body. In addition to learning a French version of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, they worked in small groups and labelled the body parts using 'post-it' notes. Finally, they made a 'human body train' where they were connected to the person in front of them.
The children have been listening to the story of the nativity in French. They realised that the story is the same as the one they have learnt in school here. We practised the greetings, counted the animals and copied what the figures said. These are all skills which we have been learning in Autumn term. To end our work this term, the children made their own cards for Joyeux Noël.
Le Navet Géant (The Enormous Turnip)
In our French lessons, children from Hokusai Class, along with Y3 children from Michelangelo Class, have been learning the traditional tale, The Enormous Turnip. After introducing the vocabulary to accompany the story, the children took roles as stick puppeteers or as characters. We read the story together and the children re-enacted the story and joined in with the repeated lines. The use of actions and repetition helps the children to memorise the vocabulary and so develops their learning.
In French this week we have been learning about families. We used the well known Simpsons family as our starter and practised vocabulary together. We also listened to and looked at the story 'Pas Maintenant, Bernard!' . It is the story of Bernard, his family and the monster who visits them.
You say Hello, we say Bonjour!
This week the children have learned to greet each other in French. They have learnt a short poem about Two Little Birds and made finger puppets too. We shared the poem together using the puppets we have made.
Bienvenue à Français! (Welcome to French)
Children from Year 2 and 3 joined together start our learning journey in French. They worked in small groups to show what they already knew about France and the French language. To help them, they used library books. All the facts were gathered into a class mind map and their ideas were shared.