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To end the term we reflected on our year of language learning and discussed what we had enjoyed in French this year and what we wanted to do more of in the future. This was from Year 4. I was pleased that many children wanted to explore even more French culture and history and expand their knowledge and understanding of another country in addition to the language. Of course, more opportunities for food tasting came up several times too 🙂
In Year 1, we learnt about the seaside in French as part of a cross-curricular topic. We made mini-books:
And I made up a beach song to the tune of ‘The Farmer’s in his Den’, which we created actions for:
We read this story together (the T’choupi books are brilliant), and listened out for words to do the matching actions for:
Then we finished the topic by watching an episode of Peppa Pig in French about going to the beach!
In Year 4 we have been learning parts of the body and how to say we are feeling unwell.
For this activity, first of all we wrote phrases for illnesses e.g. J’ai mal au ventre on plasters (I bought large strips from a pound shop and cut them into pieces). We then stuck them to ‘Claude’ to show where he was unwell.
We then wrote sentences on plasters for different ailments and used them to label a picture of a body:
In UKS2 we have been learning about Bastille Day. We learnt about the history of The French Revolution and watched a video:
We then created our own Bastille Day rosettes using cupcake cases and lots of blue and red! We wrote the national motto of France ‘Liberté, égalité, fraternité’ on them, linking back to what we found out about the Revolution. We will be wearing them (thanks to double sided sellotape) on 15th July to celebrate Bastille Day!