After another autumn term of Germanic studies, Year 6 are now back to their French learning with everyone else. On their return to school this January they had the pleasant surprise of a belated Seasonal Greetings card from their pen pals in the Ardèche region of France. They had already exchanged introductory letters before Christmas and will soon be writing a second letter telling of more of their interests and preferences in French. They will also be sending a short recorded video message in French to introduce themselves.
This week’s French homework has provided some practice for just that, as it was translation work on the theme of personal details, with a twist... Bugs Bunny (in French) and Tweety Pie, Daffy Duck and Sylvester (in English) all introduced themselves, stating their ages, habitat, country and sports preferences, etc. Year 6 pupils were set the task of using their grammar pattern-finding and substitution skills to translate the language correctly.