Bienvenue! Welcome!

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

 

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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 Kymbrook Primary?

  • One 45 min - 1 hour lesson per week with year 5 & 6 and year 3 & 4 class.

  • 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?
Spring Term 2022:

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  • Scroll down to see the French Ambassadors that have been chosen.  Such positive role models, well done!

  • There are short videos of all of the topics covered last term; watch these as a recap or watch with Mum and Dad and teach them! Scroll down....  

  • 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.

  • Having received their first letters from their French penpals, Year 5 & 6 have now received received a Happy New Year card.  See the pic below!

  • Half term challenge: make a 'Galette des Rois' to celebrate Three Kings' Day on the 6th Jan!

New!
French penpal scheme
for year 5 & 6!

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LA FETE DES ROIS: Three Kings Day:
A celebration for Epiphany on the 6th January

We have started the year by learning about a traditional celebration on the 6th January which celebrates the arrival of the three Kings to Bethlehem.  On this, the twelfth night, the family gets together for their last Christmas feast.  The family eats a special cake called 'LA GALETTE DES ROIS'.  It is a cake made of puff pastry.  Inside is a lucky charm: 'UNE FEVE.'  The youngest in the family sits underneath the table during the cutting of the cake and calls out names of family members around the table to have a slice of 'la galette.'  Whoever gets the piece of 'LA GALETTE' with 'LA FEVE' inside, wears a crown and becomes King or Queen for the day!

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If you would like to have a go at making a 'Galette des Rois' click here for the recipe and click on the logo below for a fantastic video from Nathalie Paris, who shows you how to make 'une galette' in French.  Take a photo and email it to Madame Kaler, or bring it in to school.  Everyone who completes the challenge will get a prize!

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Click here for pictures of pupils who have completed the challenge.

Class workbooks:

Each class spends 10-15 minutes per week recapping and extending their knowledge of French vocabulary by working through the workbooks below.

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: lisakaler@petite-etoile.co.uk 

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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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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