French: Blog items

Les Commandes De La Classe

Date: 9th Sep 2021 @ 5:03pm

In today's lesson we recapped over previous learning and the French words and phrases we could remember. We then looked at and listened to common classroom commands in French. We had fun repeating the words and phrases where we came up with actions to go with them. We can't wait to see what else we'll be learning in French in the coming weeks! 

Is it masculine or feminine?

Date: 8th Sep 2021 @ 7:33pm

This half term we will be learning more about French grammar. We started by learning about indefinite articles. In French, indefinite articles are the equivalent of our English words a and an. We learned that the French have two indefinite articles - un and une - and that nouns are either masculine or feminine. You use un when the noun is masculine and une when the noun is feminine. As part of the lesson, we also used bilingual dictionaries to find nouns and their gender. 

Learning about WWII in French

Date: 15th Jun 2021 @ 2:50pm

Today we began our final unit in French - La Seconde Guerre Mondiale (The Second World War). Firstly, we had to use Google translate to work out the meaning of a range of words in French so that we had a good understanding of the words we were going to learn about in this unit. We then used the words we had translated to translate long sentences related to WWII. We will build on our understanding of new vocabulary over the next 5 sessions.

French - What I wear to school

Date: 4th May 2021 @ 4:00pm

Our French learning journey continued this week and we introduced the verb Porter (to wear). We looked at different verb endings depending on who is wearing the item of clothing and then completed an activity about clothes that are worn to school. We then used bilingual dictionaries to find words of unfamiliar clothing items. 

No Pen French

Date: 20th Apr 2021 @ 4:42pm

We continued our French lessons as part of ‘No Pen Day’, learning more nouns and articles for different items of clothing. We took our learning outside and enjoyed completing a matching activity in the warm spring sunshine. 

Fruits in French

Date: 22nd Mar 2021 @ 7:13pm

This half term we have been learning the names of different fruits in French. We have been combining this with the phrase 'I like' and 'I don't like' in French which is J'aime and Je n'aime pas. We have been practising our speaking and listening each week and learning some of the spellings.

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

Date: 9th Mar 2021 @ 4:08pm

Our French learning continued this week and we started to learn how to answer the question: Quel temps fait-il? (which translates in English to 'What is the weather?') We started by revising classroom instructions and greetings before moving on to learn nine phrases that describe different types of weather. 

What have you been learning at home?

Date: 13th Jan 2021 @ 2:48pm

So we've started our new National Lockdown and we're also really busy learning online through Seesaw. The children in school are trying hard to complete the tasks too, but its great to see pupils working from home on their reading, writing and maths. The sites available for the children have usernames and passwords which should be in the pupil's reading diary, we are available via email to support you all too! We know this is a very difficult time for everyone, so well done to those people who are trying their best online each day! We're all learning new skills together! 

This half term our History is about the Stone Age, Science is about bones and muscles, French is about animals and PHSE covers a range of topics from Keeping Safe online to Money and being Positive. HEre are a few examples of children's home learning from this week. Let's keep trying and learning together! 

Language Learning Continues in Lockdown

Date: 13th Jan 2021 @ 8:44am

Lockdown has not stopped Year 5 from continuing their French lessons. We have started our new topic, which is learning how to say the date in French. This week children in school and those at home learned the months of the year. Did you know that the French do not use capital letters for the months?

As-tu un animal?

Date: 25th Nov 2020 @ 5:20pm

Our French learning continued this week with our topic - As-tu un animal? This translates in English to, Do you have an animal? This week we learned how to use the negative structure - je n'ai pas de (I do not have). We completed a listening activity and then learned how to write sentences. 

What a busy week!

Date: 19th Nov 2020 @ 8:28am

This week in Year Five, we have been participating in Forest School sessions and have loved learning how to build a fire (on which we then toasted marshmallows), den building and playing outdoor team games! On anti-bullying day, we discussed why we shouldn’t use stereotypes and make assumptions about people or unfairly judge people because of their appearance or ethnicity. We all wore odd socks to remind each other that it is ok to be different.

In History, we have learnt about the religious beliefs of Anglo- Saxons and worked collaboratively to identify Pagan and Christian beliefs during this period of history. During our weekly French lesson, we have continued to learn how to converse in French about ourselves, our families and our pets. Year Five are really enjoying French this year!
We also took part in an orienteering competition, finding our way around a course using map skills. 
A busy and productive week for all!

Les Mois

Date: 29th Sep 2020 @ 4:43pm

Days of the week and months of the year have been our focus in French this week. We have listened carefully to the correct pronunciation and learned that the French do not use capital letters for days or months. Next, we will learn how to say the full date. 

J'aime les Fruits

Date: 27th Feb 2020 @ 8:19pm

Les enfants apprennent les cinq premiers fruits (Children have been learning about the first five fruits) in French. Demandez-leur lequel est leur prefere (Ask them which one is their favourite) Les pomme (apple), Les cerise (cherry), Les banane (banana), Les peche (peach) or Les fraise (strawberry). 

No Pens - Lots of talk!

Date: 22nd Jan 2020 @ 7:40pm

The tables were cleared of all pens and pencils and we had a full day of lessons without any books. Our no pen day saw us working collaboratively and developing our communication skills. We held debates, discussed resilience and learned how to say the date in French. Our maths lesson involved working together to solve multiplication problems using counters and number cards and completing various puzzles. 

Quelle est la date?

Date: 16th Jan 2020 @ 9:20am

What is the date? We started our new French unit by learning the months of the year. We looked at the similarities between the English and French words and discussed how this could help us to remember the French months. We learned that the French do not use capital letters for months. The children enjoyed a matching game, a song about the months and we consolidated our learning by completing a listening exercise. Next week we will learn how to say the full date.

Location Location Location

Date: 28th Nov 2019 @ 7:16pm

This half term's French lessons have been all about Location, Location, Location! We have learned the names of various shops and other places around town. We have learned how to ask for and give directions, as well as how to seek help and clarification if we are lost. The children excelled at translating French into English and constructing sentences.  

Bienvenue à la troisième année (Welcome to Year three)

Date: 19th Sep 2019 @ 9:19pm

Since the beginning of Year three, children have started to learn French. In lesson one, the children researched the country of France, the cities and monuments which make the country what it is. In week two, we dived further into the culture and the lifestyle of the people who live there and by week three we were learning some French words and phrases. Children have thoroughly enjoyed looking at Google Earth and walking through the streets of Paris, watching videos, singing French songs and playing 'Linguascope', an online interactive website where they can learn through playing games.  

Quel temps fait-il?

Date: 4th Jul 2019 @ 5:43pm

What's the weather like? In French this week, we have been learning phrases that describe the weather. We learned how to answer the question Quel  temp fait-il? and wrote our own weather forecasts, which we presented to the rest of the class.