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
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?
Spring Term 2023:
New Year Challenge: make a 'Galette des Rois' to celebrate Three Kings' Day on the 6th Jan!
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.
French penpal scheme
for year 5 and 6!
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!
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!
Click here for pictures of pupils who have completed the challenge.
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: email@example.com
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.