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Davyhulme Primary School, Davyhulme
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Fabulous Friday French!

15th Nov 2017

vendredi 10 novembre 2017

In today’s French lesson we started by answering the register and doing a spelling activity in French.  Whilst listening to the French song ‘Samba Mambo’ (by France Gall) we moved onto a slideshow of the French ‘Chateau Chambord’: the most recogniseable Chateau in France.  This is because of its architecture - some people say that  Leonardo da Vinci was the main architect!  We then went over the learning challenges and skills that we would be developing in the lesson.  Next, we practised conversation starters with our partners.  We followed this with saying today’s date.  We also found out that it was three of our friends’ birthdays and sang Happy Birthday (in French) to them.  We also performed a finger rhyme ‘Voici Ma Main’.  Then, we read our French reading books, looking at French sounds, words and sentences, learning how to spell and how to pronounce the new vocabulary.  Next, we practised some questions using nouns, verbs, adjectives, relative pronouns and adverbs. We finished with going over our learning challenges using coloured cards to evaluate our learning.   

By Isobel 6A

vendredi 10 novembre 2017,

In today's French lesson we started off by answering some questions about French numbers.  Some of the children asked their own questions.  We then looked at a series of pictures of the French chateau at Chambord whilst listening to the French song ‘Samba Mambo’ by France Gall.  Next, we talked about the features of a chateau: most of them have a moat and statues of lions or dogs to symbolise power.  After that, some people asked other people what their names were and how to spell them.  We practised the date for today, yesterday and tomorrow.  We then asked if it was anyone's birthday in November - surprisingly no-one in our class was born in November!  We then practised some finger rhymes such as ‘Voici Ma Main’.  We revised our sounds in French using our French reading books.  We revised the letter ‘e’ and how to pronounce it in different ways, including when it has an accent.  We finished the lesson by telling Madame Underwood how we felt about the lesson using traffic light cards.  I enjoy French lessons because we learn a lot.

By Haris 6B

vendredi 10 novembre 2017   

                                                                                                                                                                    In today’s French lesson we started with answering the register in French and working out numbers and their spellings in French.  After this, we watched a slideshow about the French chateau at Chambord - the design of which some people think was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci - whilst listening to a song called ‘Samba Mambo'. Then we read through our learning challenges and the skills required to accomplish them.  In addition, we were asking members of our class questions and we were having short conversations.  We then said the French date for today, yesterday and tomorrow and sang Happy Birthday to some class members (Bon Anniversaire).  We practised a French finger rhyme, after which we read our French reading books practising our pronunciation.. Finally, to finish we went over our learning challenges and showed coloured cards to show how much we had understood about each particular learning challenge.                                                                           

By Harrison 6A

vendredi 10 novembre 2017

We started our French lesson with working out numbers.  If anyone did all the ones that Madame Underwood had set, we asked our own - choisissez un nombre!  After that we watched a slideshow about the French chateau at Chambord.  Some of the features of a chateau are the large statues and the moats.  We learned that Leonardo da Vinci may have helped design this chateau!  As we watched the slideshow we listened to the French song ‘Samba Mambo’.  Next, we read our  learning challenges - two of which were  ‘can I increase my phonic knowledge’ and ‘can I use my knowledge of cognates and semi-cognates when trying to understand unfamiliar language’.  We have to use our semi-cognates and cognates so French becomes easier to understand.   We said: “’Bonjour tout le monde,” which means ‘hello everyone’, after which we asked some people to spell their name.  Volunteers said the dates in French then we all joined in doing them: we said the French date for today, tomorrow and yesterday.  Madame Underwood asked if it was anyone’s birthday in novembre but there was no-one.  We practised a new French finger rhyme and then we read our French reading books: we read the section jaune (yellow) the section orange (orange) and the section gris (grey).  I think that we all did very well!  At the end of our lesson we went over our learning challenges and said, “Au revoir,” (goodbye) to Madame Underwood and Monsieur Burke.  

By Ciara 6B