We have had a very busy year so far in French at Highfields. We have been learning about Remembrance Day and how it is celebrated in France, with cornflowers rather than poppies as a symbol of honour. We have looked at lots of different images and learned new vocabulary, and discussed why Remembrance Day is also so important in France. Children in Year 3 and 4 made a pop up card, while children in Years 5 and 6 looked at Identity cards and revised ways of introducing themselves in French, as well as practicing the pronunciation of popular French names.
For the European Day of Languages this year, we have all shared a poem from Senegal, called 'Homme de Couleur.' Children practiced the names of the colours and wrote their own poems, producing some really beautiful work for our display in the corridor.
Year 5 are really excited to have new penfriends in France. We have already exchanged introductory letters and will be sending Christmas cards and small gifts to our penfriends. We have already had a Zoom call with France, so that the children could meet their penfriends 'face to face.'
If you are interested in learning some French with your child at home, the BBC has lots of fantatsic resources, including stories, songs and games, on their website. here is the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z39d7ty
There is also a new Youtube channel called Blabber Beasts that has a couple of great songs for younger children, and there will be more appearing soon. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPC00WKsUIw-ED9nNfjTHSw
Please see the links below for new Long Term planning documents for Years 3-6. These set out in detail what your child will be learning in French this year.
If you have any questions about French, RE or Global Learning at Highfields, please email me at any time.
Mrs Z Hayes.