Bienvenue! Welcome!

We are so pleased to be working with Balliol Primary School. 
Petite Etoile currently teaches French lessons to years 3, 4, 5 and 6.



What will your child gain by learning French with Petite Etoile?

  • Enthusiasm for language learning

  • Open mindedness and a receptive attitude to other cultures

  • Awareness of the French culture and similarities and differences to our culture

  • Knowledge of French grammar relating to nouns, verbs and adjectives which in turn enhances and reinforces the pupils’ general literacy awareness

  • Confidence

  • Teamwork and peer support

  • A growth mindset with a detective like approach to unfamiliar language

How do we deliver French at Balliol Primary?

  • A 30 minute lesson per week with each year class in years 3 to 6.

  • Clear routines of meeting and greeting in French to help pupils feel safe and secure.

  • Lots of rewards to promote positive learning behaviour: stamps for effort each lesson which lead to prizes; star table awards for teamwork; french ambassador roles to encourage peer support and role modelling.

Quoi de neuf? What's new?
Summer Term 2021:

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  • Year 3 and 4 have been given the Ratatouille Challenge!  See below for more info.

  • Like cooking?  A French recipe booklet with simple traditional recipes is available here thanks to the brilliant Madame Birtwistle for you to try at home.


Year 3 & 4:  The Ratatouille Challenge!

As a reward for their fantastic progress and positive attitude in French, year 3 and 4 are finishing the summer term by watching the Disney film 'Ratatouille' and in doing so, are learning about various aspects of French food and Parisian culture.  This week the children learned about the French culinary dish 'Ratatouille' and were given a recipe in French to bring home.  They have the fun challenge if they wish, to cook Ratatouille and bring in or send Madame Kaler a picture of their cooking.  Each child that takes part in the challenge will earn a small prize.  For the recipe, click the button below.

Parents, please send the picture of your child's cooking to Madame Kaler on: and let her know if you are happy for her to share
the picture on the Petite Etoile website.  Click the link below to see pictures of
children from other schools who have also taken part in the challenge:


Your lesson recap: 

Click below to access short videos to help you recap vocabulary from past lessons.  These will be regularly updated. 

Each child will have a copy of of the Mr French workbook below in addition to their class folder, enabling them to recap and extend their written knowledge of basic French vocabulary.

Extra! Fancy more of a challenge?

If your son or daughter has been attending French club or simply would like more of a challenge, visit our 'Team Home School' page via the button below.  Here you will find songs, stories and nursery rhymes to watch and join with.  Let me know how you get on! I'd love to see some pics or videos! Email me: 

Check out the BBC Bitesize Primary French website for Key Stage 2.  This has recently been updated and has great activites, songs, stories and games that practise a range of topic areas.  Click on the image below and let us know how you get on.

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Sing along!  Chantons!

Story Time...  Lisons...


Pick n' Mix French Activities for all years!

Fancy earning extra house points?  Choose activities from the box and take a pic or video of you doing it and email to Madame Kaler.  Lots of the tasks can be completed if you visit our Team Home School page by clicking below:

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