Barrow Hedges year 3s - French - Progress Report
BARROW HEDGES – Y3
TEACHER: Francine Hymans
TERM – Spring 1- 2018/2019
Dear Parents, Carers,
Topic wise, we’ve started the new half term by covering the French tradition of “La Galette des
Rois”, a special cake the French eat to celebrate the Epiphany/the visit of the 3 kings to baby
Jesus. The children really enjoyed learning about it, especially the fact a little porcelain/china
figurine “la fève” is hidden in the cake and whoever finds it, will be crown King or Queen for the
day. It was fun pretending we were all “Rois” (Kings) et “Reines”’ (Queens) with our paper crowns
while we played a game and practiced our numbers with a dice and a paper galette.
To stay within a similar topic, our next session focused on the people who lived (or live) in castles
“chateaux”. We mentioned les Rois, les Reines of course, but also les Princes, les Princesses,
les Chevaliers (knights) and what they were wearing, crowns “couronnes”, armours “armures”.
The children had a good go at spelling the words at the end of the session, I was really impressed
by their memory.
We then revised the main vocabulary for clothes and remembered how to say I wear “Je porte”.
The children are now able to describe their uniform. They then worked on creating an outfit (on
paper) and described it perfectly, using the words for colours too.
Our last topic was around Valentine’s day. We mentioned the heart “le Coeur” being the symbol
of love but also what people give each other on that day: “des chocolats, des bonbons, une carte,
des fleurs” (chocolates, sweets, cards, flowers).
NEXT HALF TERM WE WILL COVER:
The Amazon forest. Then on Shrove Tuesday, we will have a pretend cooking session about
how to make pancakes and what are the main ingredients needed. We will then learned
about Spring and Insects. We will also revisit the vocabulary learned previously.
Last updated: 20/05/2019 03:55:03 PM