Madame Bruff

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Saint-Valentin /

Today we learned about the story of Saint-Valentin, and how Valentine’s Day is celebrated in France. We learned to say j’aime ( I like and I love) and made a minibook!

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Dictionary skills /

We learned how to use a bilingual dictionary in Y6 today – we practiced alphabetical order & learned how to look up English and French words. We then used an “eye spy” sheet to look up our own words.

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Bonne Année – Happy New Year /

Bonne Année everyone! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday 😊 Well done Y6 for getting straight back to work – we learned about the definite article ( le, la & les ) and the indefinite article (un, une & des) in French and when to use them. Bon travail!

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Mon pull de Noël /

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    • 11 December, 2017
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Today we learned revised colours and numbers, and learned some new Christmas vocabulary: un pull de Noël👕, Le père Noël🎅🏻, un Bonhomme de Neige⛄️, un sapin 🎄un renne 🦌, un cadeau 🎁, un flocon de neige ❄️ and un pingouin 🐧. We then designed a Christmas jumper and wrote sentences describing them.

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Saint Nicolas /

Today we started to learn about some French Christmas traditions- the 6th of December is Saint Nicolas Day – the night before, French children put their shoes out by the door so that Saint Nicolas can leave some sweets – maybe chocolate coins or candy canes if they’ve been good. If they’ve been naughty, however, his nasty companion Père Fouettard will leave them a bundle of twigs!

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Bonjour et bienvenue /

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    • 6 October, 2017
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Hello and welcome back to the French blog ! Sorry I’ve been so far quiet this term – I had a technical hitch which Mrs Paddock has kindly sorted for me now! This term Y6 French have learned their colours, and where to position them in a sentence (after the noun!). We have played quiz quiz trade to practise sentences describing an animal by its colour ” Voici un cochon rose – j’adore ça” or “Voici une souris grise – Je déteste ça”.

To practise your colours, visit French Games !

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Boules and Beret /

Today we read a story in French and wrote short sentences describing a scene in the story. Then, seeing as it’s my birthday and it’s gorgeous weather today we went to the amphitheater to play boules and beret … typical French games. And we each had “un pain au chocolat” ? We also learned to sing “old McDonald” in French ! 

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Les animaux /

Today we learned about cognates and false friends, learned that French nouns are either masculine or feminine, and had a brief look at the historical origins of many words that are the same in French and English (cognates). Phew! And on top of all that we learned the names for some animals, and made some quiz books about them:  

Here’s a Quizlet to practise! https://quizlet.com/210440579/les-animaux-flash-cards/

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