Quoi De Neuf?

TERM 1 2019

This term is packed with exciting new areas of learning for all year levels as well as revisiting what we’ve learnt during previous school years.  We also get to introduce the French language to our Prep students, which we are really looking forward to!

Our Prep students are learning how to say hello, goodbye and introduce themselves in French. We will find out where France is in the world and that the colours of the French flag (bleu, blanc et rouge – blue, white and red) are the same as those in the Australian flag!  We will be creating our French book covers with these colours and the French flag in mind.

Later in the term, students will learn how to ask others how they are (Comment ça va? – How are you feeling?), and respond according to whether we feel good, bad or okay.  We will reinforce our newfound knowledge through creating our own ça va bien (I am good) ça va mal (I am bad) and comme ci comme ça (I am okay) faces, practicing all the phrases we have learnt so far.

In Year 1, we are revising phrases such as Je m’appelle (my name is) and comment ça va? (How are you feeling?).  We will create a ‘Class Mission’ poster to ensure that each of us is ready to learn with our heads and our hearts. We will extend our abilities to express the intensity of our feelings, for example, très très bien (very very good).

As an introduction to our new unit, we will learn a poem called Deux Petits Oiseaux (Two Little Birds).  We are creating our own oiseaux (birds) to practice our French phrases, both old and new.  We are also improving our French conversation skills through questions such as comment t’appelles tu? (What’s your name?)

The Year 2s will also create a ‘Class Mission’ poster to ensure that each of us is ready to learn with our heads and our hearts.  We are revising phrases such as Je m’appelle (my name is) and learning new songs to sing about what we like to do at school.

In our new unit we are learning to introduce ma famille (my family).  We are doing this through drawing and labelling a family portrait with members of our family and learning to say what their names are.  We are also distinguishing between il et elle (he and she).

In Year 3 we will be recapping the key vocabulary in French to describe ourselves and our preferences. We will create posters to discuss topics such as our favourite foods and hobbies.

In our new unit we are revising la famille (the family) through designing Pokemon cards to introduce our family members.  We are also learning to describe our family members using adjectives, say their names, and differentiate between il est and elle est – he is and she is.

In Year 4 we will be recapping the key vocabulary in French to describe ourselves and our preferences. We will create posters to discuss topics such as our favourite foods and hobbies.

In our new unit we are discovering adjectives we can use to describe mes amis (my friends). We will present the information we write about our friends to each other in conversation.            

Our Year 5s will be designing profile pages in order to provide information about ourselves. We will also be discussing the advantages of learning a language and how these skills can be used in the real world.

In our new unit we will create scripts about ourselves to show qui je suis – who I am.  Through revising the meaning and pronunciation of certain phrases such as Je suis – I am and j’aime – I like, we will be able to tell each other a little bit about ourselves. We are then recording these as a presentation using our iPads.

The Year 6s will be designing a Powerpoint presentation in order to provide information about ourselves. We will also be discussing the advantages of learning a language and how these skills can be used in the real world.

Our next unit will have us asking each other a bit more about ourselves.  We will make qui je suis – who I am scripts to revise our phrases.  Through conversation, we will practise questions such as comment t’appelles tu – what is your name? and qu’est-ce que tu aimes – what do you like?  We will be using our scripts to create presentations about ourselves and answer questions.