Our Fun French Day
Last term we had plenty of opportunity to celebrate ‘all things French’, on our special French Day. Children were invited to come in mufty, as children in
The day kicked off with children sampling croissants and pain au chocolats in their classrooms and then heading to a whole school assembly where some children performed a story in French. We then decorated our classrooms by making bunting. Children were also able to sample some French cheeses later on. Here are some activities children in each year group took part in:
Reception children took part in parachute games using French language, made their own passports and constructed a boat to travel to
Children in Year 1 took part in French singing, parachute games and were able to find out about French life by interviewing a visitor, who had lived in
In Year 2 children also took part in French singing and were able to interview and hear from a visitor who had lived in
In Year 3 children learnt about the Cannes Film festival, played basketball, took part in an Animal Detectives activity and watched Mr Bean’s
Pupils enjoyed finding out about Bastille Day, created an ICT version of Matisse’s Icarus, took part in French café drama and produced some lovely art work based on Rousseau’s Equatorial Jungle.
Year 5 children planned a holiday to
French Cricket was played by Year 6 children. They also tried their hands at fancy French handwriting and created ‘Acimboldo’ fruit and vegetable faces, which they then wrote poetry about. Year 6 children also took part in the
It was really good to welcome visitors into the school to share their French experiences. It was also lovely to welcome back Linda Guise (formally a French teacher at the school) and to get to know Caroline Thorpe, who came from
We were so pleased that French day was a real success. Children and staff entered into the spirit of the day and masses of children told us how much they had enjoyed themselves. We hope it has really ignited their enthusiasm for learning a language and that French in our school will go from strength to strength.
Clare Currie MFL Coordinator
Here are some photos of things we got up to on French day: