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 FANTASTIC FRENCH ROLEPLAYS IN RECEPTION YRMc 

YR have filmed some roleplays as part of revision of introductions.  They have even remembered that French people shake hands when they meet.  

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Year 2 Transport

 

Year 2 have been learning different types of transport.  Here are some photos of them doing signs or actions of different modes of transport.  Can you guess which one they are demonstrating?

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une moto or un camion? (motorbike or lorry?)

 

 

 

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un vélo or un taxi? (a bike or a taxi?)

 

 

 

 

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un autobus or un train ? (a bus or a train?)

 

 

 

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un avion or un train? (a plane or a train?)

 

 

 

 

 

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une voiture or un bateau? (a car or a boat?)

 

 

 

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un camion or une moto? (a lorry or a motorbike)

 

 

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une voiture or un vélo? (a car or a bike?)

 

 

 

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un vélo or un autobus? (a bike or a bus)

 

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1 - une moto

2 - un taxi

3 - un autobus

3 - un train

4 - un bateau

5 - un camion

6 - une voiture

7 - un vélo

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Joyeux Noël

This week, some classes have been making Christmas cards in French.  

 

 

 

Year 6

Year 6 watched an authentic French video to follow origami instructions to make a Christmas tree out of paper.  The French person spoke very quickly, but when we listened carefully, we managed to follow a lot of what they said!

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Year 5

Here are some of the beautiful cards from Y5.  They involved folding and cutting paper to make a 3D Christmas tree (un sapin) inside. It gave us a chance to practice family words and colours in French. 

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FRENCH CHRISTMAS FACT

Traditionally, people in France tend to send cards in the New Year (in which they write Bonne Année), rather than at Christmas.  

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RECEPTION CLASSES

 

Our Reception children have been learning greetings in French - they can say 'hello', 'goodbye' and 'hi'.  They also know that 'salut' means both 'hi' and 'bye'!  We looked at what France is famous for and have listened to the French National Anthem.  We have even 'travelled' to France and had our 'passports' stamped!

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ANIMALS IN YEAR 4

Year 4 have been learning animal names in French.  Here are some pictures of us showing the action that we have learnt to help us remember the French vocabulary.  Can you guess which animal they are showing?  Scroll further down to see the answers.

 

1 – un poisson (a fish) or un chien (a dog)?

 

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2 – une souris (a mouse) or un lapin (a rabbit)?

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3 – un chat (a cat) or une tortue (a tortoise)?

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4 – un poisson (a fish) or un oiseau (a bird)?

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5 – un cheval (a horse) or un chien (a dog)?

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6 – un chien (a dog) or une tortue (a tortoise)?

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7 – un hamster (a hamster) or un poisson (a fish)?

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8 – un cheval (a horse) or une gerbille (a gerbil)?

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1 – un poisson (a fish)

2 - un lapin (a rabbit)

3 - une tortue (a tortoise)

4 - un oiseau (a bird)

5 - un cheval (a horse)

6 - un chien (a dog)

7 - un hamster (a hamster)

8 - une gerbille (a gerbil)

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Year 3/4 have been learning how to talk about family and have written a letter about a made-up family.  We used some familiar names, but the family is imaginary.  It is quite long, but we can read it in both French and English.  If you want to know what it means, why not ask someone in Year 3/4?

 

Salut !

 

Je m’appelle Dominique. J’ai 14 ans et j’habite à Gateshead en Angleterre. Voici une photo de ma famille.

 

Dans ma famille il y a cinq personnes.

 

Mon père  a 33 ans. Il s’appelle Simon.

 

Ma mère a 34 ans. Elle s’appelle Claire.

 

J’ai un frère et une sœur.                 

 

Mon frère s’appelle Blake. Il est petit.

 

Ma sœur s’appelle Ocean. Elle est grande.

 

Et toi, il y a combien de personnes dans ta famille ?

Ecris-moi une lettre.

Amitiés,

 

Dominique

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Joyeux Noël!

 

We have been very busy this Christmas at Lingey House in MFL.  Some of our classes sang songs in different languages at the Christmas production 'Around the World', including in French, Polish and Italian.  Nursery children have also got the 'Gallic bug' (that means that they are interested in French!), and sang a song in French at their Christmas performance in front of parents and carers.  Most of us have had time to make a card in French, and we have all watched fun, short videos in French.  Year 6 have also been doing drama in French, acting out the Nativity and saying the lines in French.  Some of the older classes have used bilingual dictionaries to label their Christmas card and we have all learnt to say 'Joyeux Noël' (Merry Christmas).  Bonne Année to everyone for 2016 (Happy New Year)- did you know that French people tend to send New Year cards rather than Christmas ones?

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Les Pouces en Avant!

 

We have all been enjoying the new activities, games, songs and videos that Mrs Moses brought back with her from her course in Lille, especially 'les Pouces en Avant'!  Everyone from Reception upwards learnt this fun song so that we could use it for the 'wam up' for Sports' Day this year.  The helpers at the front did a brilliant job leading the song, especially PJ who also held up the cards telling each class when to start, as we chose to build up the song year group by year group.

 

We have had lots of positive feedback about how much fun people have had singing and learning the song.  Many children have enjoyed the song so much that they have been singing it at home, with many of their grown-ups joining in!

 

Here are the words to the song so you can sing along!

 

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Et tic et tac et tic et tac et tic et tac et ra
Et tic et tac et tic et tac et tic et tac et ra ....

 

 

VERSE (BUILDS UP ONE LINE AT A TIME, WITH ALL PREVIOUS REPEATED)

 

 

EACH ONE IS ECHOED

 

Les pouces en avant

Thumbs forward

Les coudes en arrière

Elbows back

Les genoux pliés

Knees bent

Les pieds rentrés

Feet pointed in (i.e. heels out)

La tête en l'air

Head in the air

Les fesses en l'air

Bottom in the air

Les yeux qui louchent

Staring eyes (crossed eyes)

Un ch'veu sur la langue

A hair on your tongue

 

 

 

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THE BIBLIOBOOK BUS!!!

 

Lingey House entered a competition to name the new BIbliobook Bus, a book chock-full of French books, puppets, outfits and other interesting things to look at.  Each class had a competition to find the best name to put forward.  Here were the entries:

 

Booker Looker

YN Connor

Ça va

YN Neve

Bob l’Eponge

YR Cole

Belle

YR Anya

Bibliobus

Y1 Amelie

Frenchmobile

Y1 William

Bonjour Bonjour

Y2 Ellis

Frautobus

Y2/3 Lucie

French-ship

Y3 Thomas

RaLFF - Reading and Learning, Fun, French

 

Y3/4 Callum

Bibbly Bobbly Bibliothèque

Y4 Emily-Jo

Blanche

Y5 Brad

Bonjour aux Livres

Y5/6 Ellen

La Bibliothèque Roulante /

Bookiful

Y5/6 Paul

We put forward our entries and kept our fingers crossed and we WON!  The winning name was RaLFF, by Callum in Year 3/4.

Our prize was a visit by the newly-named RaLFF.  All our KS2 children had a visit to the bus, where we heard a lovely story in French.  Callum got a copy of the book 'Bleu et Jaune' from Madame Paris (yes, that is her real name!) for naming her amazing bus.

 

Every class who visited the bus had a marvellous time.  Here are some quotes:

 

It was brilliant and fantastique!

 

The French bus was amazing because it had so many French words to enjoy and learn, and a fantastic book at the end of the visit.

 

The bus was a wonderful sight to see when I stepped on it, it was really good.  It had all sorts of books.

 

The bus (which is called Ralff) is very good and really exciting.  The lady read us a spectacular book.

 

I enjoyed the French bus because there was there were very fascinating objects; funny puppets and cool books. 

 

It is great that the bus came all the way from France. 

 

I thought that the Ralff bus had an amazing atmosphere and I can’t believe our school had the opportunity. 

 

And here are some pictures.  The first shows Madame Paris presenting Callum with his book.

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The Reception classes have been learning simple French roleplays and how to count to 10.  Use the link and then scroll down to the entry entitled 'Fantastic French' to see a video showing how well they can speak in French!

 

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In Mr Ogilvie's class, we have been learning animal names.

 

un chat - a cat

 

 

un chien - a dog

 

 

un poisson - a fish

 

 

un hamster - a hamster

 

 

une tortue - a tortoise

 

 

une gerbille - a gerbil

 

 

une souris - a mouse

 

 

un oiseau - a bird

 

 

 

un cheval - a horse

 

 

un cochon d’inde - a guinea pig

 

 

un lapin - a rabbit

 

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Year 5 have been practising telling the time in French.  Here is a poster to help you to know how to say time on the hour, quarter past, half past and quarter two.

 

To tell the time on the hour, you just say 'il est une heure' for one o'clock, or 'il est ... heures' for other times on the hour.

 

You add 'et quart' to this for 'quarter past'

You add 'et demie' for 'half past' (or 'et demi' for midday or midnight - midi, minuit - as they are masculine)

You add 'moins le quart' for 'quarter to'.

 

The above powerpoint slide will hopefully help you.

 

Happy time telling!

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Afternoon Nursery sing Bonjour Ca Va?

We hope you enjoy listening to our afternoon Rainbows and Stars singing the song we have learnt this term.
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PLUS here are Rainbows nursery morning nursery singing the song too.

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YR - S - SINGING OUR BONJOUR BONJOUR SONG!

YRS are superstars at singing in French. We have learnt a song to help us remember what to say when you meet someone (hello, say your name and then goodbye). Don't you think they're fantastic singers!



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YRB COLOUR SONG

YR have been learning how to say colours in French AND in sign language. We've recorded ourselves singing a French colour song to help us to remember the colour names..

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Y1 and the song 'pomme peche poire orange'

Y1 have been learning some fruit names in French. To help us remember, we have learnt a song. Even if you don't know any fruit, you might spot the following fruits as they are cognates (the same or nearly the same as the English):

peach
orange
banana

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Fire of London Role-plays

As part of our topic on The Fire of London, we have worked very hard on a role-play in French. We had to concentrate hard to understand and remember the words, but we managed it! Some of us volunteered to learn the main character, while others said narrator parts, and most of us were customers at the bakery. Even if you don't understand much French, you will probably understand the names of some of the items we have asked for!
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FRENCH  SILLY SENTENCES!!!!!

 

 

In Year 5/6 and Year 6, we have been using dictionaries to make some silly sentences.  Look to the bottom to see what they mean!

 

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Un éléphant rose et vert danse dans une toilette noire et violette (Danny)

 

Le stylo noir nage dans la mer rouge (Cameron)

 

Le rocher bleu danse sur le lavabo (Amy)

 

La poule rouge et violette saute sur les nuages jaunes et bleus (Chloe)

 

Vingt-deux poules orange et violettes nagent dans les frites. (Ellie)

 

La photocopieuse mange la palmier (Rebecca and Sarah)

 

Le chocolat jongle dans l'avion. (Paul)

 

La fée violette nage dans la mer bleue. (Katie)

 

Le poisson rouge vole dans le ciel bleu (Kyle)

 

La vache saute dans le ragout chaud. (Clywd)

 

Le journatliste joyeux nage dans une tablette de chocolat.  (Calvin)

 

L'elephant mange une banane. (Damon)

 

Elle habite à Londres parce que elle aime les gens chic.  (Connie and Jenna)

 

Le poulet nage dans le jus (Steven)

 

 

 

HERE'S WHAT THEY  MEAN

 

A green and pink elephant dances in a purple and black toilet. (Danny)

 

The black pen swims in the red sea (Cameron)

 

The blue rock dances on the basin (Amy)

 

The red and purple chicken jumps on the yellow and blue clouds (Chloe)

 

22 orange and purple chickens swim in the chips. (Ellie)

 

The photocopier eats the palm tree (Rebecca and Sarah)

 

The chocolate juggles in the plane (Paul)

 

The purple fairy swims in the blue sea. (Katie)

 

The goldfish flies in the blue sky (Kyle)

 

The cow jumps in the hot stew. (Clywd)

 

The happy journalist swims in a bar of chocolate.  (Calvin)

 

The elephant eats a banana. (Damon)

 

She lives in London because she likes posh people.  (Connie and Jenna)

 

The chicken swims in the gravy (Steven)

ITALIAN CLUB MEETS FRENCH SONG!!

In Italian club, we have learnt 'Fra Martino', the Italian version of Frere Jacques. We tried to sing it in a cannon, with one half singing in French, the other in Italian. Hope you like the effect we have created!
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La Fête des Rois

 

January 6th is known as 'Epiphany' in England, or 'Twelfth Night'.  In France, it is known as 'La Fête des Rois', or 'The Day of the Kings' and is a special celebration very popular among children.  A special cake, known as a 'Galette' has a small figurine or 'fève' (bean) hidden inside, and whoever gets the piece of cake with this in becomes King or Queen for the day (mind your teeth!).

 

Lingey House celebrated la Fête des Rois by learning about this French custom, watching a French video of someone making a 'Galette', and watching children celebrate with a special song and dance in France. We had various Kings and Queens for the day.  Here is a picture of our King from Year 2/3!

 

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One of our topics for Miss Drummond and Mr Taylor's classes has been 'classroom objects'.

 

Here are some of the classroom objects we have learnt:

 

un crayon - a pencil

une calculette - a calculator

un compas - a compass (to make circles)

un stylo - a pen

une gomme - a rubber

un taille-crayon - a pencil-sharpener

une règle - a ruler

une trousse - a pencil case

un livre - a book

un cahier - an exercise book

la colle - the glue

des feutres - some felt-tips

des ciseaux -some scissors

 

Opinions on animals

 

 

To give an opinion on an animal, you use the pronoun and verb (e.g. j’adore, or ‘I love’ in English), then the name of the animal in plural (e.g. les souris).

 

Here are the ways of saying how you feel about an animal:

 

j'adore (I love)

j'aime ( I like)

je n’aime pas (I don’t like)

je déteste (I hate)

 

 

Here are the names of some animals in plural:

 

les chats (the cats / cats)

les chiens (the dogs / dogs)

les lapins (the rabbits / rabbits)

les hamsters (the hamsters / hamsters)

les souris (the mice / mice)

les poissons (the fish / fish)

les oiseaux (the birds / birds)

les chevaux (the horses / horses)

 

So, to say 'I love cats', you would just put the two parts together - 'j'adore' (I love) + ' les chats' (cats), so the whole sentence is 'j'adore les chats'.

 

Can you work out what these sentences mean?

 

Je n’aime pas les oiseaux.

J’adore les souris.

J’aime les lapins.

Je déteste les chats.

 

 

Can you make some up of your own?

 

Thursday 26th September was European Day of Languages, which is a day to encourage lifelong language learning in and out of school.  It is celebrated across Europe, among the 800 million people across all 47 member states!  We looked at the book ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ in lots of different languages.  Some words looked a little like English (‘maus’ and  ‘haus’ are German for ‘house’ and ‘mouse’), but others were very different (the Spanish word for ‘goat’ is ‘cabra’).  Each Key Stage 2 year group learned a line of the story in a different language.  We all enjoyed looking at the books in different languages!

 

 
   

 

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