Bienvenue! Welcome!

We are so pleased to be working with Carlton Primary School. 
Petite Etoile currently teaches French lessons to years 2, 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 Carlton Primary?

  • One 45 min lesson per week with Carlton Owls Class (year 5 & 6).

  • One 30 min lesson per week with Carlton Woodpeckers Class (year 3 & 4) and Carlton Hedgehogs Class (year 2 & 3).

  • 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?

Autumn Term 2020:

  • Year 5 and 6 have really impressed Madame Bentley with their knowledge of French.  They have recapped and extended their knowledge of: greetings; colours; their age; the date including numbers 1-31 and are now building more complex sentences as they introduce themselves to an imaginary penpal.

  • Year 3 and 4 are learning all of the above for the first time with an emphasis on French phonics and speaking skills.

  • Year 2 and 3 have been learning greetings, numbers and colours and are learning the days of the week.  They will shortly be moving onto a creative project on 'The Hungry Caterpillar' (La chenille qui fait des trous' in French!

  • 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.

Class workbooks:

Each child in year 3 and above has 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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