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Summer 2 week 7

Bonjour! This week we will start with greetings along with getting some exercise with “Supermovers” and some help from some footballers!  Watch this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1--ks2-mfl-french-greetings-with-ben-shires/zdpdvk7

 

Greetings!

Now for some colouring following the French words for colours and numbers. As it’s the last week of the Summer term, it’s a beach picture. Hopefully some of us will be able to travel to one this Summer!

Use the resources below to help you remember French colours and numbers.

 The adjective “foncé” after a colour means “dark” whilst “clair” means light.

Once you have finished, scroll down to the end of this week's section to find the answers!

Continuing with the seaside theme, here are words for things you may find at a beach:

What do you like to do at the beach? Have a go at saying out loud or writing down a sentence in French from the words below:

Here are the answers to the colouring challenge:

Au revoir!

Mlle Berry

Summer 2 week 6

Bonjour encore!

Here are the answers to last week's activity - to find out which of the 10 words given are originally French words. There were 5:   routine    rectangle    picnic    trophy    wardrobe

Did any surprise you?

 

This week we will revise (or learn!) the days of the week, the months and how to tell the time in French. Click on this link to go to the BBC website and follow the instructions. Click on the French to hear how to correctly pronounce the days of the week (the months did not work when I tried however). Then move onto the film clip which explains how to tell the time in French. Finally, there are 2 activities to complete: a short quiz followed by a matching game. Bonne chance!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zckxdp3

 

A la semaine prochaine!

Mlle Berry.

Summer 2 week 5

Bonjour! I thought we'd do something a bit different this week and start with thinking about how similar some words are in different languages.

 

Look at the image below (or print it off if you have a printer).

It's interesting how so many colours are similar in different languages- such as the words for "pink" and "red".

Now using these words, choose the right colour for the 7 sentences on the sheet below. If you have a printer, you  could print it off, colour in and email to us in yr6!

Now a little research for you. Below is a list of 10 words we use everyday in the English language. In total, 126 words have been "borrowed" over the years from the French language and used in English. Can you find out which ones out of these ten words below have? Use this website to find out:            http://www.krysstal.com/display_borrowlang.php?lang=French

sausage   trophy   rectangle   trousers   roof 

 routine   wardrobe   picnic   garden   hat

A la semaine prochaine!

Mlle Berry.

Summer 2 week 4

Bonjour encore une fois! Hello again! Comment vas-tu? How are you?

This week we will look at some words and phrases for the seasons (les saisons).

How many are there? Il y en a quatre! In English we have Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer. In French we have:

 l'automne= autumn

 l'hiver = winter

 le printemps=spring

 l'été=summer

Notice that in the French we place the definite article  "the" before the noun. Can you remember why it is l' and not le in front of some words?

Quelle est ta saison préférée? = Which is your favourite season?

Ma saison préférée, c'est .............. = My favourite season is....

Now listen to Miss Berry pronounce the seasons in French and have a go yourself. Then practise asking the question and answer. What are the two seasons I like the most?

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Look at the pictures below. What season does each belong to? Say the season outloud in French.

Finally this week we will learn the words for a week, a month and a year.

a week= une semaine

a month= un mois

a year= une année

Listen to how these words are pronounced:

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A la semaine prochaine!

Miss Berry

Summer 2 week 3

Salut! Comment ça va? Hi! How are you? Did you work out the two weather phrases that we hadn't seen before? They were "Il fait beau" and "Il fait mauvais". What do they mean? Il fait beau means "It is fine" (weather) and ll fait mauvais means the opposite- It's not very nice (weather).

Which phrase would you use for today's weather? Today I could use both plus "Il pleut"!

Here's the poem from last week using weather phrases:

Rhyming Weather Poem

 

À Pau, il fait chaud

À Liège, il neige

À Rieux, il pleut

À Caen, il fait du vent

À Marseille, il fait du soleil

À Montélimar, il y a du brouillard

À la plage, il y a des nuages

Dans les bois, il fait froid

 

In Pau, it is hot

In Liège, it is snowing

In Rieux, it is raining

In Caen, it is windy

In Marseille, it is sunny

In Montélimar, it is foggy

On the beach, it is cloudy

In the woods, it is cold.

Here's a map of France showing you the location of the rhyming poem.
Now look at the map below and with a partner, point to a place and say "A.." (meaning "In..."), say the place name and add on a weather phrase. There's some on the right to help you.

Encore de français la semaine prochaine! More French next week! Amusez-vous bien! Have fun!

Mademoiselle Berry.

Summer 2 week 2

Bonjour ! Il ne fait pas chaud maintenant! Hello ! It is not hot now!

I thought we could look at French phrases to describe the weather as it is so changeable at the moment !

Look at these phrases then listen to the pronunciation on the audio clip. Have a go at repeating the phrases one by one.

Quel temps fait-il ? =  What is the weather like ?

 

Le Temps = Weather

 

Il pleut – it is raining

Il neige – it is snowing

Il fait chaud – it is hot

Il fait froid – it is cold

Il fait du soleil – it is sunny

Il fait du vent – it is windy

Il fait du brouillard – it is foggy

Il fait des nuages – it is cloudy

 

  https://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources/audio/ilpleut.mp3

 

Now here is a short poem using place names and weather phrases. Why have they chosen these places in each line? Can you work out what the weather is like in each place?

 

Rhyming Weather Poem

 

À Pau, il fait chaud

À Liège, il neige

À Rieux, il pleut

À Caen, il fait du vent

À Marseille, il fait du soleil

À Montélimar, il y a du brouillard

À la plage, il y a des nuages

Dans les bois, il fait froid

 

Listen to this poem here:

https://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources/audio/pau.mp3

Here is a translation of the poem into English. Were you correct?

 

In Pau, it is hot

In Liège, it is snowing

In Rieux, it is raining

In Caen, it is windy

In Marseille, it is sunny

In Montélimar, it is foggy

On the beach, it is cloudy

In the woods, it is cold.

 

Can you translate these ? There are 2 phrases we haven’t yet learnt. Which ones are they and what do they mean ?

 

 

Now have a go at this activity:

Quel temps fait-il?

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Fill in the missing letters. There is one space for each letter missing.

 

 

Il pl _ _t                      

Il fait mau _ ais

Il f_ _ _ chaud                  

Il fait b_ _ _

Il y a d _ vent                    

Il fait froi _

Il y a du brou_ _ _ard        

Il y a du _ _leil

Il n_ _ _e

With a partner, can you point to a place on the map and starting with the word "A..." then the name of the place, can you add a weather phrase? There are some on the right to help you.

Encore de français la semaine prochaine! More French next week!

Amusez-vous bien! Have fun!

Summer II week 1

Bonjour encore! Vous avez passé un bon weekend?  Hello again! Did you have a good weekend? Il a fait chaud. It was hot.

We will stay with the topic of food this week and learn some words for some fruit in French. You may know some of them already. First of all look at the words on the sheet below then watch the short video clip below and try to repeat each word in French as it sounds.

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Don't forget that to ask for something, we can use the phrase: "Je voudrais" (sounds like 'voodray').

So to ask for an apple, you would say: "Je voudrais une pomme" and to be extra polite, we could add a "s'il vous plaît" on the end for "thank you".

Je voudrais une pomme s'il vous plaît - I would like an apple please.

Je voudrais une poire s'il vous plaît - I would like a pear please.

How would you say:

I would like a peach please?

I would like a banana please?

Have a go!

Now try this matching game - pairing the French word to the English. Some of these words we have just practised but some are new. Can you work out what each means by looking at how similarly they are spelt?

https://www.educandy.com/site/html5/bin/main.php?activity=matchup&quizid=37980

More next week. A la semaine prochaine!

 

Week 4:

Bonjour! How did you get on with matching the English to the French words for food and drink from last week? Here are the answers:

Now listen to this short audio clip. Can you recognise any of the words now? You could repeat each phrase, stopping after each one to practise your French pronunciation!

https://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources/audio/foods-unit13.mp3

Here are the answers:
Here is a PowerPoint showing some food and drink. Can you identify the words for any of them?

Finally, watch this film clip in which Farley creates a restaurant for Spud and Soda. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z82kjxs

Can you understand some of the food and drink that they order in French before Spud translates it?

Challenge: write down what they each order in English (or French!)

A la semaine prochaine!

Week 3:

This week we will look at how to pronounce some words for some food in French. 

Here is a PowerPoint for you to look at. Click on the speaker symbol on the slide to hear how to pronounce the word.

Now imagine you are in a French café or restaurant and you wanted to order something, 

you can use the phrase for "I would like" which is "Je voudrais" and put "thank you" at the end which is "s'il vous plaît".

For example, this is how you would say: "I would like the orange juice please" and "I would like the cake please".

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Acitivity:

Open the PDF document below and match up the French to the English words using the PowerPoint to help you.

I hope you have enjoyed learning this! A la semaine prochaine!

Miss Berry!

Week 2:

Bonjour! How did you get on with last week's French? This week I've chosen a film clip about describing some animals using some adjectives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YznCXgULCaU

Here is the vocabulary you will hear in the first 5 minutes:

un animal domestique - a pet    un oiseau - a bird            un chien - a dog         un chat - a cat         une tortue - a tortoise

(très) animé - (very) lively      tranquil(le) - quiet    gros- big    fort - strong         féroce-fierce

terrifiant- terrifying   grand(e)-big     petit(e)-small

Watch the first 5 minutes and listen out for those words. 

Now look at the animals document below and say outloud the name for each in French.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For our younger learners, here are the numbers 1-10 in French for you to practise:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrdg9j6

Look at the document below as well to see the spellings and how to pronounce them.

I hope you enjoy these activities! Bonne chance! A la semaine prochaine!

Miss Berry.

Week 1:

(I've re-posted my short film clip if you want to practise your French greetings!)

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