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Home learning w/c 13th July 2020

Bonjour tout le monde! Can you believe this is our final week of home learning. You have done so well.

This week is a very important week indeed for France, as they celebrate the most important day of the year tomorrow - Bastille Day or "Le quatorze juillet" (14th July) as they day in France. It is a bit like the 4th of July celebrations in the U.S. It marks the day lots of French people, who were very unhappy with their selfish King and Queen, stormed an ancient prison called La Bastille, in Paris and released lots of its prisoners who had been wrongly imprisoned. People in France at the time were starving and poor while King Louis 16th and Queen Marie Antoinette over taxed them and used the people's money on themselves, their palaces, clothes and other luxury items. The Queen on hearing how hungry the poor people were apparently said "Let them eat cake!" This made the people of France furious and so the French Revolution began. Today they celebrate this occasion by lighting up the Eiffel Tower in the French colours: red, white and blue. They have street parties, music, dancing, food and fireworks. If you google Eiffel Tower Bastille Day fireworks you can see how extravagant and beautiful the fireworks display is every year. I am including a clip from the cartoon Mr Peabody and Sherman that shows a bit of the French Revolution. At the start of the clip there is about 5 seconds of loud music and then the cartoon begins. I hope you enjoy it. If you would like to make a French flag and attach it to a straw/skewer/stick then you can wave it around tomorrow in celebration of le quatorze juillet.

Happy Bastille Day and Happy end of year also. Vive la révolution as they say in France and Vive Bernards Heath!!!!!!! (Long live the revolution and long live Bernards Heath!)


A septembre mes petits chouchoux xxxxxxxxxxxx

See you in September xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Home learning w/c 6th July 2020

Bonjour tout le monde! We are nearly there. You have done so well adjusting and adapting to our new way of living and learning.

Please can you spend some time using duolingo this week. Spend the first 15-20 minutes on French and then maybe have a go at a different language. The website is You do not need to create an account but you can if you wish, that way it can track your progress and avoids you having to start from the beginning each time you visit the website.

Home learning w/c 29th June 2020

Salut year 4! Can you believe this is week 15 of of home learning! I am so proud of you all for sticking with it and having a go. Hopefully come September we will all be together again enjoying French lessons with each other. I cannot wait to see all of your lovely faces and hear your voices. They make me so happy and it has been so strange not seeing you to say hello to or to hear all of your funny stories.

This week please can you watch a clip from BBC Bitesize and answer the questions below? The clip practises le, la and which nouns go with each one. Having watched the clip, please can you draw 2 columns, one titled le and one titled la and then write down all the words that appear in the video under the correct column.

Home learning w/c 22nd June 2020

Bonjour les enfants! Get ready for some serious soleil this week everyone :)

This week please can you make a numbers poster from 1-40? It has been a long time since we practised our counting. After you have a drawn your poster please read out your numbers aloud, to yourself but even better to someone at home. See if you can remember counting to 40 without looking at the words!

1 - un          11 - onze           21 - vingt et un       31 - trente et un

2 - deux      12 - douze         22 - vingt deux       32 - trente deux

3 - trois       13 - treize          23 - vingt trois        33 - trente trois

4 - quatre    14 - quatorze    24 - vingt quatre     34 - trente quatre

5 - cinq       15 - quinze       25 - vingt cinq         35 - trente cinq

6 - six          16 - seize         26 - vingt six            36 - trente six

7 - sept       17 - dix-sept     27 - vingt sept         37 - trente sept

8 - huit        18 - dix-huit      28 - vingt huit          38 - trente huit

9 - neuf       19 - dix-neuf    29 - vingt neuf        39 - trente neuf

10 - dix       20 - vingt          30 - trente               40 - quarante





Home learning w/c 15th June 2020

Salut tout le monde, le soleil est arrivé!! The sun is here!

This week please can you draw me a poster of your favourite things to eat and label each picture in French? I will write down some ideas here but if you need to look up a new word then you can use this dictionary:, choose English to French and type the word in the search bar.

les pâtes = pasta

la pizza = pizza

les hambugers = hamburgers

les frites = chips

le poulet rôti = roast chicken

les pommes de terre = potatoes

le concombre = cucumber

les tomates = tomatoes

les pommes = apples

les bananes = bananas

les raisins = grapes

le chocolat = chocolate

les bonbons = sweets

la glace = ice cream

les gâteaux = cakes

les biscuits = biscuits

les pâtisseries = pastries

Home learning w/c 8th June 2020

Bonjour yr 5! Où est le soleil? Where has the sun gone?!

This week please can you watch a clip from BBC bitesize and answer the questions below. The clip practises how to say the members of your family. Watch it a couple of times as it has been a while since you have listened to real French!


How old is Lili today?

How do you say 13 in French?

What are her mum and dad called?

How many sisters does she have?

Does she have any brothers?

How do you say cheese?

Home learning w/c 1st June 2020

Bienvenue tout le monde. Welcome "back".

Now that you can say your birthday (please find someone and tell them when your birthday is in French before continuing!) I have attached some birthday related words for you to make flashcards with. Use some scrap paper or a cereal box to make the cards and then write out words and illustrate the cards with the correct picture.


I hope you have watched my video; it says I am missing you all VERY much xxx



Home learning w/c 18th May 2020

Salut tout le monde!

I hope you are all still healthy and happy and doing as much French learning as you can. I realise it is hard for the grown ups at home to be able to help you with your learning and do their own work also so don't worry if you can't do it every week. Even 10 minutes a week will help you remember some of the words we have been learning since September. You don't want to forget all those great words you worked so hard to remember!

This week please can you complete the worksheet on animals. Some of you may have done the home learning on pets from a few weeks ago. This task includes a few different animals. If you cannot print the sheet just design your own one on some paper or make a poster of some of your favourite animals and label them in French.

See you all after half term.

Stay safe,

Madame Jones xxxxxxx

Home learning w/c 11th May 2020

Salut year 4!

What a wonderful warm and sunny week it has been. I hope you have been able to spend some time outside. I have done some gardening and lots of running. I helped Mrs Hall run a few laps of the field on Tuesday to keep her company. What a superb job she did raising money for Up on Downs. She ran 104 laps in total!


This week I would like you to read the Hungry Caterpillar in French. If you happen to have the book at home then it would be a good idea to have it handy so you can refer to it to make sense of the French. Hopefully most of you know the story. Feel free to ask a grown up to help you as they should know the story too. If not then just try reading it and look for the words that you already know such as the days of the week and some of the foods. I am sure you will be able to guess some of them too. There are also some questions that you can answer in the word document attached. I have given you the first letter of each answer as a clue.


Have a lovely week and talk to you next week.

Missing you as always,

Madame Jones xxx

Home learning w/c 4th May 2020

Salut tout le monde and "May the 4th be with you!"

This week please can you watch the video clip of Old MacDonald from BBC Bitesize and complete the gap fill sheet attached. If you cannot print the song sheet, write the missing words down on a piece of paper or just listen to the song and see if you can hear what the missing words are:


Also don't forget to practise counting up to 20, saying the days of the week and remembering some animals. Missing you all. Stay safe and have a wonderful week.

Madame Jones

Home learning w/c 27th April 2020

Salut tout le monde!

Hope you have enjoyed the sunshine this week and that you and your families are all well and healthy. I took my daughters to go and see the beautiful bluebells today and it was nice to get some fresh air and stretch our legs.

This week I would like you to try a wordsearch. If you cannot print it out don't worry as you can either copy it out or just write down a list of the words that you find. I will help you with 2 of the words as they are new: sur = on, sous = under, lit = bed. All the others you should remember form when we started Goldilocks and learned rooms in the house.

Keep safe and see you next week.

A lundi!

Home learning w/c 20th April

Bienvue tout le monde! Welcome "back" everyone!

This week I have an animal worksheet for you to do. Don't worry if you cannot print it out, you can write the answers down on a piece of paper or say the answers out loud to someone at home. That way they can learn the animals too! The 1st section is matching the words to the pictures. The 2nd exercise is unjumbling the words and the 3rd section is guessing which animal is in each picture. The images are a bit unclear so do not worry if you cannot see them.


Home learning w/c 30th March 2020

Bonjour tout le monde!

This week please can you draw and colour the following animals, remembering to get the numbers and colours correct.......

1. deux lapins verts

2. trois poissons bleus

3. un chat rose

4. cinq serpents rouges

5. six oiseaux jaunes


Here is a link to the days of the week song that you can play and sing along too!

Don't forget to do some counting up to 30 or 40 and teach someone heads, shoulders too.

A lundi!

Home learning w/c 23rd March 2020

Salut year 4!

This week please can you write out 6 labels of the rooms in the house that we have been learning in place them in the correct room in your house. This way everyone at home can learn them!

le salon - living room

la salle à manger - dining room

la cuisine - kitchen

la chambre - bedroom

la salle de bains - bathroom

la maison - house

Find someone at home and get them to copy you counting from 1-20 and saying the days of the week. You can also sing heads shoulders and get someone at home to join in with you!

Also try to spend 20-minutes on


Happy home learning. Keep smiling and enjoy the sunshine :)