Last weekend it was the European Day of Languages 2020 and normally at this time of year we would be holding Languages Week here at BCS. Although this hasn’t been able to happen this year, I am pleased to be able to share with you what we have been doing in French lessons in Prep this week.
Year 3, who are just at the beginning of their French journey at BCS, have been practising their greetings and mini conversations in French, and learning a traditional French poem; ‘Deux Petits Oiseaux’ (Two Little Dickie Birds.) We had great fun practising the rhyme and seeing which class could be the loudest, and 3JW have recorded their version which you can watch here.
Year 4 have been learning about francophone countries around the world over the past few weeks, and this week we spent time learning vocabulary for countries in Europe. This required some geographical knowledge as the children labelled countries in Europe in French, using a bilingual dictionary.
Year 5 have been learning about the solar system in their science lessons recently, and so in French we have been focusing on the topic of the planets too! They have been using their knowledge of colours to describe the planets, as well as working on masculine and feminine adjective agreement, and this week we worked on extending our sentences using quantifiers and connectives which is a target to work on within the BCS Blue.
Year 6 have been linking their knowledge of weather and country vocabulary in French together to make weather forecasts. They have also been working on extending their sentences with connectives and time expressions, and have been practising reading their reports aloud to the class.
A separate letter will be sent to parents on Monday regarding the Junior Language Challenge which is launching for the academic year 2020-21. If you think your child might be interested in further practising their French and getting the opportunity to learn more languages too then look out for this letter and send in your forms by Friday 9th October.