The French National Anthem – La Marseillaise!

July 8, 2012

Here are the lyrics to the French National Anthem which we are learning for Bastille Day!

This is the first verse!

Allons enfants de la pat-rie

Le jour de gloire est arrive

Contre nous, de la tyran-nie

L’etendard sanglant est leve

L’eten-da-rd sanglant est leve

Etendez-vous dans les campagnes.

Click on the link below to hear the melody or if the click doesn’t work copy the url into the internet and it should open!

We sing the first half of the song.


Song about places in the locality- all of years 5 and 6

May 21, 2012

Here’s the song about places in the locality. Which places can you remember?

Click on the link below to hear the song!

Year 5 /6 Song

May 21, 2012

Children who will be going on the Paris trip will be learning some songs. Here are the lyrics to the French song we are learning from Putumayo.

Click on the link and on Lutece to hear the sample to remember the melody:

Lutèce lyrics

Quand Paris était petit.

Il s’appellait Lutèce

puis il a grandi

et il est devenu Paris


Paris gandit sans cesse

il grandit le jour

il grandit la nuit

tour à tour

Paris grandit encore aujourd’hui


Paris ne s’est pas fait en un jour. (repeat 12 x)



When Paris was little

It was called Lutetia

Then it grew up

and it became Paris

Paris is constantly growing

It’s growing during the day

It’s growing at night

Round and round

Paris is still growing today


Paris was not built in a day


Les Quatres Amis- Video for Years 3/4

May 10, 2012

Here is the story we have been looking at in French.

Click on the Youtube link below:


April 23, 2012

Last term, years 5 and 6 learnt all about food! Children can now say their likes and dislikes in a full sentence.

So that you keep on practising these words, here is a link of a game called ‘Fruit labelling in French’.

As a challenge and to broaden your vocabulary range you could also click on the link ‘Vegetable labelling in French’ if you wish to learn some new words at home!

How quickly can you label the fruits years 5 and 6? Can you add your time to this blog? 2 house points for a post!


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Les animaux

April 23, 2012

Years 34 have also been learning about animals and have been looking at a story called ‘Les Quatre Amis’ (The four friends).

This link has a game where you match the words to the animals. Click on ‘Animal labelling in French’.

To help you, I’ve started the game with two words.

un cerf- a deer

une oie- a goose

Colour Game

April 23, 2012

Here is a game for you to practise learning the colours we’ve been looking at in class! Click on the colour labelling in French. Years 3 and 4 have been learning colours but other year groups are also welcome to have a go!

How quickly can you match the words with the colours? Write down your time on this page for 2 house points!


Phrase of the week

April 23, 2012

Here is the phrase of the week for you to practise at home or at school with friends!

Qu’est-ce qu’il y a ?

What’s the matter?

March 29, 2012

Years 5 and 6 have been learning about names of places in the locality. Here is some of the vocabulary you have been learning in class. Can you practise these at home? Which of these can you spot around London and name?

la poste- post office

une rivière- river

un parc- park

un hôpital- hospital

un magasin –a shop

un passage-piéton –a pedestrian crossing

une boulangerie- bakery




Food in France- KS1

March 29, 2012

Here is a short video giving you a brief insight into food in France from the BBC. Enjoy!