Great Crosby Catholic Primary School
Key Stage 2 children enjoyed a fabulous afternoon with the BBC Bitesize Team. The Year 5s took part in some exciting user testing work. They had to give their opinions on a couple of newly designed online French activities. The BBC Team also delivered an interesting presentation about their work at Media City, Manchester. The children discovered which subjects may be useful to them if they decide to work for the BBC one day! Merci Madame Edwards et merci BBC! It was all magnifique!
How about watching some Cartoons in French? The more you watch and listen, the more you will understand! Have a go and see how much you can understand, you might be really surprised at just how easy and fun it is to follow cartoons in another language!
Madame Edwards is our Primary French Specialist. Great Crosby is delighted that she has been chosen to speak at two National Language Conferences this year about our French Partnership work since 2014.
This is Great Crosby's fifth year of having French lessons across KS2. Each class from Year 3 to Year 6 has at least one 30 minute lesson each week with Madame Edwards.
We are very proud of the links that have been established by Madame Edwards with Sacred Heart, Lycée Bellevue Saintes, France, Louis Pasteur École Primaire Saintes, France, Greenbank Specialist Language School Birkdale and Liverpool University. Our children have benefited greatly from these positive connections to other local and even French places of language learning.
Bravo Madame Edwards et bravo tout le monde ! Keep up the great work in French everybody!
We had a great start back after February half term with another 'incroyable performance' in French and English from Onatti! This is the third year that Onatti have performed for Great Crosby and the children always thoroughly enjoy their shows. It is a wonderful experience for the children to see their French language learning put to use by being able to follow a live production in French and English!
Thank you to all the parents and families for supporting the return of 'Onatti', the French/English theatre company who amazed us once again with a fabulous show. Years 3 to 6 thoroughly enjoyed it! Onatti said the Great Crosby children are always a fabulous audience and that they love the Great Crosby energy and particularly their participation in French! Bravo tout le monde ! Merci Onatti et Madame Edwards!
In preparation for understanding the French vocabulary used in the show Years 3 to 6 followed a French dance routine which is part of the '5 Par Jour' system for learning and following instructions in French.
As the show was called 'Ticket Pour L'Espace', the children have also been participating in 'French Mindfulness' which enabled them to imagine that they were visiting Space......
To continue their learning at home the children were shown how to use the free French online games website www.french-games.net. Mme Edwards wants all the juniors to visit it and play these topics: Colours, Family, Food (and drink) Go-Which Way, Numbers, World (Countries). Just 5 to 10 minutes every day online play in French will really enhance and improve the ability of all the children with their French language learning. It really is the best French homework for them!
Many Great Crosby children also enjoy learning French with the help of Fou Fou Channel. This French site has actually been created to help French speaking children but the site is equally wonderful to help children who are learning French as a Second Language.
On Wednesday afternoon, April 25th 2018, we had an exciting visit by Stephen Turkington from 'The European Commission'. He talked to some of the classes about his work and the importance of language learning.
Have a look at the section for children on the European Commission's website to find out more.
During French classes this week, the children have been learning about the French Giants, how to greet them and wave farewell to them in French.
Please try to visit the French Giants while they are here to mark 10 years since Liverpool was European Capital of Culture hence why it is called Liverpool’s Dream.
Check out the 'What's On - Routes' section at www.giantspectacular.com for more information and to follow the journey of The French Giants whilst they are here in Liverpool for their third and final visit!