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French Club 2018

Spring 1 has seen the start of our after school MFL Club.  Here you can see the pupils meeting our tutor, Madame Montanaro, for the first time. 

Our Week 1 winner was Summer Dean of Lovelace Class, who received the medal for super participation.

Our Week 2 winner was Keeley Robinson, who showed great number knowledge.

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Working with larger numbers

Following on from our En Ville unit, Y6 children have been introduced to larger numbers.  They have worked together to order them correctly.  Played dominoes to help them recognise which words matched the digits and played speaking games to practise the new vocabulary.

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Coming Soon - Spring 2018 - MFL After School Club

Beginning in January 2018 we are pleased to offer an After School Club for modern languages.  In partnership with the Karen Rich Foundation, KS2 children will be able to build on the language learnt in class in our weekly French club.

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Cross Curricular MFL

Y5 topic for Spring 2018 is Earthlings.  We took the opportunity to make cross curricular links with MFL as the Y5 Unit is The Planets.

 

The children worked on writing simple, and then more complex sentences.  They have included correctly placed adjectives (colour, size, temperature, movement and distance from the sun) and simple conjunctions.

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Following a Recipe

Year 5 have been looking at sentence building and paying particular attention to word order.  Using scrambled recipes they put the instructions for Christmas biscuits in chronological order and identified imperative verbs.

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Fiction and Non-Fiction Texts

Giving the children opportunities to enjoy both fiction and non-fiction texts.  

Using dual language books and familiar story texts.

 

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Intercultural Understanding

Learning about the location of countries throughout the world where the French language is spoken.

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Comparing cultures

Sampling produce from France, the children begin to look at similarities and differences between our two countries. 

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Reading and understanding a range of familiar written phrases

Matching phrases and short sentences to pictures, using memory games.

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Looking at French Christmas Traditions and Comparing Cultures

The children look at the differing traditions and celebrations in France and compare them to our own.  They learn that St. Nicolas and Père Fouettard play an important role delivering their 'gifts' to French children.  They also learn about the dates that are important in French culture during the Christmas period, including La St. Sylvestre and Le Reveillon.

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Quel temps fait-il?  (What is the weather like?)

Children make use of props, picture flashcards and vocabulary cards to reinforce their language learning about the weather

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