Barrow Hedges year 1s - French - Progress Report
BARROW HEDGES - Y1
TEACHER: Francine Hymans
TERM – Spring 1- 2019/2020
Dear Parents, Carers,
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.
To stay within the same topic, our next session focused on the people who were living 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”.
One session this half term was dedicated to shapes. The children were very pleased to learn that
the words “rectangle and triangle” have the same spelling in French, just a different
pronunciation. They also learned “carré/square” and “cercle/circle”. We looked for shapes in the
classroom which was fun, and then the children were challenged to draw a winter scene with a
snowman, only using the shapes learned and using the vocabulary about “l’hiver” (Winter).
Last week, we used Valentine’s day to discuss what people give each other when celebrating
something special: Une carte/a card, des fleurs/flowers, des chocolats/chocolates, des
bonbons/sweets. The children then worked on a sheet where they had to colour a certain number
of hearts in a specific colour. Good revision of numbers and colours!
Bonjour les amis, comment ça va? – Greeting song
Salut, Salut, Comment ça va? – New greeting songs
NEXT TERM WE WILL COVER:
- Les crêpes / Food (Shrove Tuesday)
- Family/ Mother’s Day
Last updated: 22/05/2020 08:00:03 PM