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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 5! 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. 

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. 

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 22nd June 2020

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

This week please can you prepare a fact file about where French is spoken around the world? You could include the flags of some of these countries, something they are famous for, their football colours or anything else. It can be written on some paper or done on a computer. Please keep them safe so you can show me next time we are together.

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 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 le, la and which words go with each one. Watch it a couple of times as it has been a while since you have listened to real French! 

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 1st June 2020

Bienvenue tout le monde. Welcome "back".

We learned several classroom objects in year 3 - how may can you remember? I have attached a poster of some new objects that are useful in the classroom. You may recognise 4 of them. Please can you make a similar poster, labelling each picture in French (writing the English word is optional)

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 look at the attached worksheet all about French breakfast items. You should remember some of them from our French Café that we had last summer. Try and label all the items using the word list from the second page. Then try covering up the words and looking at each picture and saying the name of the item. When you feel confident enough you can ask someone at home to test you on them.

Stay safe and see you after half term.

Madame Jones xxxx

Home learning w/c 11th May 2020

Salut year 5!

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 please can you do another reading comprehension? The first task is to choose true or false as your answer (vrai/faux)

We hope you enjoyed the video we made you.

Missing you very much and hope to see you soon.

Madame Jones xxxx

Home learning w/c 4th May 2020

Bonjour tout le monde. "May the 4th be with you!"

This week please can you produce a fact file on the Eiffel Tower. I have attached a document with a few interesting facts about the Eiffel tower and its history. Feel free to do your own research and find some different or unusual facts about it. Once you have done your research either make a poster of the Eiffel tower, adding some of the facts around your drawing of the tower, or you can prepare your fact file on the computer and insert some images of the Eiffel tower along with your chosen facts. Try to include at least 8 to 10 different facts.

Also don't forget to do your counting, days of the week, months of the year and heads shoulders etc.

Missing you all and hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and making the most of this special time at home with your families.

A lundi,

Madame Jones xx

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 reading comprehension. Don't worry if you cannot print it, just read the texts and answer the questions on a piece of paper.

Keep safe and see you next week.

A lundi!

Home learning w/c 20th April

Bienvenue tout le monde! Welcome "back" everyone!

This week please can you attempt the attached worksheet about fruit. Do not worry if you cannot print it, you can either write answers down on a piece of paper, or say the answers out loud to someone at home. That way they can learn fruit words too!

In the 1st section you need to match the words to the pictures. Each fruit picture has a number and that number corresponds to the crossword in the 2nd section section. The 3rd section is a wordsearch and the 4th section asks you to choose which fruit has un/une/des in front of it.

Home learning w/c 30th March 2020

Bonjour tout le monde!

This week we are sticking to our art theme and I would like you to copy one of Cézanne's paintings. Here are a couple or you can find your own one to copy.

Once you have drawn/coloured/painted the image, please can you include some words either underneath or on the back. These words should be some of the colours that you have used and the objects you have painted. Here are some ideas: rouge, vert, jaune, vert, vert clair (light green) vert foncé (dark green), bleu, orange, marron, une pomme, un arbre (tree), une montagne (mountain) le ciel (sky) l'ombre (shade) la lumière (light).


Don't forget to count up to 50, say the days and months and do head and shoulders with someone!


Happy painting and have another safe and healthy week with your families at home :)


Home learning w/c 23rd March 2020


Salut year 5!


This week please can you draw and label the 6 fruits that we have been learning. If you keep the piece of paper we can add to your folder on your return. Please can you also do a bit of research on, and prepare a fact file about, the artist Paul Cézanne who we will meet in the story of La montre magique.

les fruits - fruit

la pomme - apple

la poire - pear

la pêche - peach

l'ananas - pineapple

les raisins - grapes

les cerises - cherries


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 20-30 minutes on


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