This term’s theme has been: to bring stories and plays to life; as well as creating ‘real life’ scenarios.
Prep has been having conversations expressing their own feelings and latterly they have been re-enacting: ‘Le Petit Chaperon Rouge’ dressing accordingly as well as playing the game: ‘What’s the Time Mr.Wolf!’ in French of course.
Year 1 has been learning The Days of the Week, and subsequently re-enacting ‘La Chenille qui fait des trous’, (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) The students have made booklets as well as acted out the story with puppets and dressed up.
Year 2 has been learning about all kinds of animals, from those at the zoo to our pets at home. They are re-enacting a story: ‘ Le Petit Chat cherche une Famille’ (The Little Cat is looking for a Family). The students acted out the verbs for the story as well as dressed up and acted out the script.
Year 3 are creating their own fashion shows, which are to be filmed in class. They are writing the script, which means that they have had to work out how to describe things in French, which is quite different from English! This will be filmed at the beginning of Term 4.
Year 4 are ‘Au Café’ ordering their own selection of food and drinks as well as working out the bills. The pupils are having to address each other using the formal form of verbs. This will be a very useful skill in the future if they wish to stave off hunger in any French-speaking country!
Year 5 are working on the play: ‘Boucles Violettes et les trois Ours’ The pupils are keen to take part, and put on the various ‘persona’ of the three bears in particular!
Year 6 are imagining their dream homes for the future. They are producing a piece of imaginary, descriptive writing, with some students choosing to have cinemas in their basements!
With quite diverse activity we have been expanding our experiences and our French vocabulary, and above all giving life to language learning. Vive les langues!
Madame Fletcher, Primary French Teacher