Boys’ Junior School News

Last term began with Bastille Day celebrations around the world on 14 July. In some French classes we made Bonne Fête Nationale cards/flags and in others we shared what we know about Bastille Day and the French Revolution, and we watched humorous and informative clips about these important events in French culture. A Bastille model building group challenge was planned but unfortunately this could not take place due to COVID restrictions.

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What Years 5 to 6 boys knew about the Storming of the Bastille

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Father’s Day 

All students read a French picture about dads, called “Mon Papa” (My Dad) by Anthony Brown and answered some translation questions. Students were invited to make a Father’s/Special Person’s Day card.

 

 

 

In remote learning in Term 3, Years 1 to 2 focused on revision tasks, such as classroom language, numbers, colours, the alphabet and learning days of the week. Work on the alphabet continued this term- here is a link to a fun song we have been singing to learn the alphabet sounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LYy3P2okyw

The boys also very much enjoyed this little bit silly but very fun and effective video to practise vowel sounds. We will be learning months of the year for the next few weeks, with the aid of some fun games, songs and the fabulous Linguascope platform. Students should know the user name and pass word- they are also on the Blog on the French portal page.

Years 3 to 6 have been learning and revising days of the week and weather expressions using a range of raps, songs, online games and activities and clips. We have been practising this rap to assist in memorising weather expressions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhKjTBAGZDU

Many students have been attending online sessions and having fun learning, singing and playing games. I am very proud of the effort so many of the students have made to attend sessions and maintain their French language skills. A huge “bravo” and “bon courage”!

For Term 4, the Year 3 to 6 students have begun a “pizza face” task, where they will bake/make/draw a pizza with a funny face and learn the vocabulary for their favourite toppings. We will be referring to the old classic, “Je suis une pizza!” song (I am a pizza) to help us learn vocabulary. We will also be working on forming sentences regarding our preferences for pizza toppings, and some basic cooking phrases. See the French portal pages for more details. 

Merci, et à bientôt,

Madame Mathers

 

Welcome back to campus Years 3 and 4 boys! 

We were delighted to welcome back to School our Year 3 and 4 boys after a very long period of remote learning.

The boys very quickly reconnected with friends and spent the day full of their usual energy and positive spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

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