French at Rosendale

Barbapapa – La Mer 16.7.20

Bonjour la classe!

Je vous souhaite tous de très belles vacances. Happy holidays!

Here is our last Barbapapa story of the year; La Mer (the sea).


Are you going to see the sea this summer? Whatever you do I hope you have a wonderful time. Stay safe and thanks for all your amazing French learning.

From September I will be teaching year 1 but I hope we will all learn some French together again soon.

Au revoir la classe!


Les passe-temps 15.7.20

Bonjour la classe!

Qu’est-ce que tu vas faire pendant les vacances?

What are you going to do during the holidays?

Today we’re going to learn how to say ten different hobbies.

Je vais aller à la piscine et écouter de la musique. Et toi?

Bonne journée xx

Bastille Day 14.7.20

What is so special about today in France?

This video will explain what all the fireworks are about…

Bonne journée!

Barbapapa La Coiffure 9.7.20

Bonjour la classe!

I hope you enjoy this story about getting your hair cut. Lots of us have not had our hair cut for a very long time. I hope your next haircut goes better than Barbouille’s!

Merci encore à Rémi (1LF) pour son beau livre.

Bon week-end à vous xx

Les instruments musicaux

Bonjour la classe!

Tu joues un instrument?

Today we are learning the names of ten musical instruments in French.

Lots of them are very similar to English names. I’m sure you’ll learn them very quickly.

Have fun playing the games on linguascope and maybe test yourself at the end.

Frère Jacques- 7.7.20

Bonjour la classe!

I hope you enjoy singing along to this popular Rosendale favourite.

Bonne journée!

Barbapapa -le livre 2.7.20

Encore un grand merci à Rémi 1LF pour le prêt de son beau livre Barbapapa.

I hope you enjoy this story about Barbotine publishing and creating her first book. I learned a lot about old printing techniques.

Merci Rémi!

Bon week-end à vous tous xxx

Kids United – 1.7.20

Bonjour la classe!

Lots of you are already fans of this French pop group made up of children.

Accueil – Kids United

Today we are going to learn about them from their website (above) then have a go singing L’enfant et l’oiseau.

This is an old song by Marie Myriam which the kids copied. I’ll share their official video and then a karaoke version for you to try singing along to at home.

I hope you enjoy the song!

Avoir (to have)- 30.6.20

Bonjour la classe!

Today we are going to conjugate the verb avoir.

I wonder if you can make some sentences using this verb?

J’ai – I have

Tu as- you have

Il a – he has

Elle a – she has

On a – one has

Nous avons – we have

Vous avez you all have

Ils ont – they have

Elles ont – they have (girls)

This is my friend Helen singing the verb to the tune of Pink Panther. Have a go joining in. It’s very fast!

Practise saying the verb with actions too. Good luck!

Joyeux Anniversaire 25.6.20

Bonjour la classe!

C’est mon anniversaire aujourd’hui et pour fêter je vais à la plage.

I’m sharing a French birthday story with you today and a very funky version of the happy birthday song (joyeux anniversaire).

Have a great day in the sunshine everyone.

À la semaine prochaine xx