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'Knowing Every Child'

Year 5

jeudi le cinq septembre.


It was lovely seeing the new year 5s today in their new classrooms. I had the opportunity to hear about everyone's holiday and quite a few trips to France. We have started our new module, "Ma ville." Can your child remember any of the 6 places in the town we learned. One in particular made them laugh. It never fails. Can they tell you which one it is?

jeudi le douze septembre


Today we continued with our theme of buildings in the town and learned another 6. Can your child remember which 2 are the cognates - words that look, sound and mean the same? While talking about town hall "l'hotel de ville"  we also talked about the 3 words that are the motto of France - one for each colour of the French flag. Can your child tell you what one, or all, of them might be?

A bientot.

jeudi le dix-neuf septembre


This week we began our picture story called "Ma ville" all about children living in Montpellier. We discussed the words on each page. I was very impressed by how much the children could remember afterwards. Bon travail!

A bientot.

jeudi le vingt-six septembre


Year 5 did an amazing job of helping me translate the second half of our story this week. They had also managed to remember a great deal from last week's lesson. I think they have truly mastered places in the town and are growing in confidence when having to read a block of French text. Génial year 5!

A jeudi.

jeudi le trois octobre


Today we watched 3 videos about French children describing their home town of Montpellier, what they do at the weekends and how they travel to school. Can your child remember any of the modes of transport the children mentioned or any of the buildings/ places in Montpellier?

Bon weekend tout le monde.


jeudi le dix octobre


It was assessment day today. Our year 5s are very well versed in these not-too-daunting tests that I prefer to call quizzes! They are getting used to the behaviour expected whilst sitting a test as opposed to how we normally interact in lessons. Out of the 4 skills acquired when language learning: listening, reading, writing and speaking, listening is the hardest. The children cope very well with the tasks that they are asked to complete. Concentration levels were very high and everyone managed to sit still and quietly for long enough to finish. Well done today!

A jeudi!

jeudi le dix-sept octobre


Today was more of an administrative day as we collated our assessment results and went over the test. Great results from most children and I am very proud of them. It is not easy remembering all the words that we cover.

Bon weekend!