Madame Bruff

French @ HCPS

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Plurals!  /

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    • 10 February, 2017
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Miss Redfearn’s class have been learning how to form simple plurals in French today. We have also been making links with English grammar, looking at how we use numbers as a determiner (Josh could even explain what a quantitative determiner is – I’m very impressed! ??). 


We then looked at similarities and differences between how Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the U.K.and in France. I could show you their work, but I don’t want to spoil any surprises!  Joyeuse Saint-Valentin everyone! 

 

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Je m’appelle /

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    • 11 November, 2016
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Today we learned how to introduce ourselves ! We asked each other “Comment t’appelles-tu?” And replied “Je m’appelle….”. I think we were a lot better than Joey from Friends – we watched a short clip of Phoebe trying to teach it to him, but he never did get it! We learned a rhyme to remind us how to spell it too! 


Later on we looked at similarities and differences between Remembrance Day here and Le jour du souvenir in France. The biggest difference is that the French symbol worn to commemorate those who died in war is Le bleuet – the cornflower, not Le coquelicot – the poppy. Another big difference is that the whole day is a fête nationale – a bank holiday in France and Belgium. 

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Plurals! /

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    • 4 November, 2016
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Today we learned how to count to 3, and how to form simple plurals in French. We played animal dominoes, practising sentences such as “Voici trois chats” as we took turns. We then wrote our own sentences : 

We then practised our French style cursive handwriting, and started to use Voice Record Pro to record some of our phrases in French. 

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Au magasin des animaux /

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    • 14 October, 2016
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Today we read and translated a story from French into English!  It was about a boy choosing a pet from the pet shop. We then wrote our own sentences, deciding which animal we think he should have chosen, and why!

We then played snakes and ladders in French – if we landed on a square with an animal on it, we had to name the French word for that animal. No problem – we’re all fab at animal names in Mr Hastey’s class.


In the last part of the lesson we looked at the style of handwriting that French children learn in school – there are some very surprising differences between our letter formation and theirs, but we gave it our best shot & are very pleased with the result.

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Bonjour et Bienvenue! /

Hello and welcome to the new French blog page! My name is Madame Bruff, and I am really pleased to be teaching French at Hoyland Common. Starting with Mr Hastey’s class, I’ll be teaching years 5 and 6. So far we have learned greetings and the names of some animals … and some songs too. 

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