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.



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 Thurleigh 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?
Autumn Term 2021:

  • 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.

  • Year 5 & 6 will be getting a French penpal in September 2021!  Click on the image for more info.

  • Year 4,5,6 Monopoly half term challenge on Francophone countries!

French penpal scheme
for year 5 and 6!

A young girl feeling very happy and glad

Year 5 & 6 Challenge: Francophone countries 

We have started the year by learning which other countries in the world speak French as one of their official languages.  There are 53 countries in total including Canada, many African countries and Caribbean countries too - amazing!  So now, when we talk about French, we are not just talking about France.  Click here for a map of 20 Francophone countries and their flags to get us started.

Thank you to Suzi Bewell from Polygot Languages for this great idea!

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You will have been given a Monopoly board in your French lessons.  Click on the image above to get another copy. 
1. Choose one of the 20 Francophone countries that you are interested in and write this in French in the blue box on your board.   
2. Now roll a dice 7 times.  Wherever you land, you need to complete the challenge.  Collate your findings in an A4 poster that we can put on display. 

As an extra challenge, you can add up the money that you would have won if you were playing Monopoly!  Each square has a different colour - depending on how easy or hard the challenge is, you earn more or less euros! 

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: 

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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Our Gallery at Thurleigh Primary