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Bienvenue! Welcome!

We are so pleased to be working with St John Rigby Primary School. 
Petite Etoile currently teaches French lessons to 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 St John Rigby Primary?

  • A one hour lesson per week with each year 5 and year 6 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?

Summer Term 2021:

  • We are setting you The Croque Monsieur Challenge!  In your French lessons you will have seen a video of how to make a Croque Monsieur. Click on the blue box below to watch this again.  Please take a photo of yourself and your creation and if your parents give you permission, please email me your picture and I will put it in the St John Rigby gallery below, plus pop it alongside the other Croque Monsieur Challenge photos!

    Click here to take a look at others who have also taken up the challenge!

  • 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.


Your lesson recap: 

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

St John Rigby Lesson Recap

St John Rigby Lesson Recap

St John Rigby Lesson Recap
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Intro - nos 1-10

Intro - nos 1-10

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nos 11-20

nos 11-20

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2 - colours

2 - colours

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Class workbooks:

Each child in year 5 and 6 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!