S. Anselm's

A full boarding and day school for boys and girls from Nursery to 16

Pre-Prep French Day

Pre-Prep French Day

Pre-Prep French Day

Reception had a great morning making French flags. They put their cutting skills to the test by having to carefully cut around the outline of the French flag and joining it all together again, in the correct order. Madame Hughes played ‘French whispers’ which proved highly entertaining and we all enjoyed a lovely snack of pain au chocolat, remembering to say ‘merci’ and asking for either water or milk in French too!

In Year 1 we welcomed the smell of freshly baked pain au chocolates, the sound of an accordion playing and the beautiful sight of the Eiffel Tower! The children came to school wearing red, white and blue and the odd moustache here and there! We talked about the sweet flavours of French treats and designed our own pastries, read information about the Eiffel Tower and completed a key facts quiz. We have created our own representations of the Eiffel Tower using watercolour paints and paper and the day concluded with a bake off challenge to bake our own pain au chocolats!

The children in Year 2 worked with a partner and an atlas, exploring some of the physical features of France. Their challenge was to find all of the countries that bordered France as well as locating and naming seas and oceans that lap the French shores. We discussed the structure of Paris and how the 20 arrondissements were set out like a snail or even an escargot! The children watched clips about the beautiful, and world famous buildings and landmarks in these areas. They then practised their numbers to 20 in French, and had great fun playing French bingo! The afternoon was rounded off with a funny story “C'est a moi, ca!” which the children really enjoyed.

C’etait magnifique!