Year 6 ‘calligrammes’



Just before Christmas, year 6 produced some excellent ‘calligrammes’, or shape poems, using the words of a well known French Christmas song, ‘Vive le Vent’.

Well done to Onalia, Dona, Bethany and Debbie in 6T, and to Daniel, Coral, Emmanuella, Amy, Edward and Ann in 6 S for their lovely creations!

Vive le Roi! Vive la Reine!

This fortnight, the pupils of St Peter’s have been learning about how the French celebrate the Catholic festival of Epiphany.  Ask your children what it is all about … and why we have pictures of children sitting under tables on our French blog!!

Below are pictures of some of our proud year 4 and year 5 Kings and Queens. ‘Vive le Roi! Vive la Reine!’



Some of our children have also learnt a traditional seasonal nursery rhyme called ‘Jaime la galette’.

Here are the words :


La galette des Rois – Competition time!

Enjoy a bit of baking?

Why not try and make our special French Epiphany cake, la galette des Rois?

Get a grown up to help you and take a picture of you and your cake.

Print the photo and bring it to school or save it on a memory stick and I will print it for you at school. Every entry will get a little prize!

Don’t worry if you are allergic to any of the ingredients below, because you can bake a different cake which is safe for you and still enter the competition.

Bonne chance! (Good luck!)



Bonne année et bonne santé pour 2017!


La nativité – part deux


Two weeks ago, we first heard ans read the story of the nativity in our French class. To remind us of the key vocabulary, we went on a word hunt around the classroom.


We then went on to perform our own version. Meet our three ‘Rois Mages’!



Here is our ‘Ange’ …



… and Joseph et Marie.


Well done Year 2! What a performance!


Un petit, deux petits, trois petits rennes, …


Year 1 have enjoyed learning a fun Christmas song called ‘Les Dix Rennes’. They also reinforced their knowledge of French numbers in the process!  Joyeux Noël!


Je vous présente Claude!


Meet Claude!

He has just arrived from Paris and is desperate to talk to you! However,  he does not speak any English …

Can you find him around the school and work out what he is saying? Come and tell me and you might get a little reward!


Year 3 à Paris! (Well, almost …)


After finding out about a few of the most famous landmarks of the French capital, year 3 enjoyed making their own 3D mini Paris!

La Nativité with year 2



On the above photos, year 2 are playing a game as a way to introduce some key words and phrases from the story of  La Nativité, which they are about to hear and read.

Next lesson, children will be given the opportunity to act out parts of the Nativity story in French! Watch this space!

It’s raining ropes!

Bonjour les enfants!

Next time I ask you ‘Quel temps fait-il?‘ in class, why don’t you use this French idiom?

But beware : You can only say ‘Il pleut des cordes.‘ if it is raining heavily. Otherwise, you just use the phrase you already know :  ‘Il pleut.’