We have had a fantastic time learning about France. The children have learnt some key phrases and we have been using these to answer the register and say goodbye to our friends at the end of the day. Some of the phrases we have learnt how to say:
“Bonjour!” “Bon après-midi” and “Au revoir!”
We have learnt about some of the key landmarks in France including the Eiffel tower, Loire river, Palace of Versailles and the Alps. We have looked at the globe and managed to locate England and then France, the children were surprised to find that France is our neighbour!
We have learnt about the different modes of transport that you can take to reach France including the Channel Tunnel, Ferry and Aeroplane. The children then had a go at completing a world map puzzle which challenged them to spot any familiar countries to them.
We all loved seeing the flags at the front of school and we learnt about the colours of the French flag and compared the design of this with the Union Jack. We enjoyed painting and crafting our own French flags in Sparkle time.
We were lucky enough to have a special visit and were very kindly read us the Colour Monster story, “La couleur des émotions” in French. It was fantastic to see the children so immersed in the French language as she told the story and to see the children following along so well. We also read “Les chiffres à toucher de Balthazar” which has helped us to learn our numbers to 10 in French.
We have enjoyed tasting some typically French foods! For our snack we taste tested croissants, which were a big hit and I am sure many of the children would like to have these for snack time again!!
Au revoir for now!
The Early Years Team J
The children have had a great start to their time at school! We are so impressed with how well they have learnt the school routines. They have really enjoyed Sparkle time, where they have been exploring by climbing on the nest and digging in the chip pit! They have also loved cooking up some yummy cakes in the mud kitchen and getting creative in the construction area! We have seen the children demonstrating fantastically our Golden Rules and Characteristics of Effective Learning, particularly being Active Arnolds and Explorer Ellie's.
The Early Years Team