On Friday the 20th May, Mosspits had a fantastic day celebrating 'la journée française'. Children in every year group took part in different French activities from French songs and story telling, to art and music composition.
Reception and Year 1 kicked off the day learning to sing mon arc en ciel (colours of the rainbow) and Frère Jacques and Year 2 learnt the story 'Ours brun' and created a drama to retell the story. Each class then performed for each other in the afternoon - C'était super!
Year 3 turned into French historians and researched different famous French monuments, each class created wonderful presentations on the Ipads with tonnes of interesting facts! They also recreated the monuments in class using art straws - très bien.
Year 4 explored the work of famous French artist Henri Matisse. The children learnt about Matisse's use of complementary colours and paper to create his incredible cut out figure art later in his career. The children then used their colour mixing skills and the cutting out technique to create their own versions of 'Nu bleu'.
Year 5 had an exciting morning creating their own musical compositions based on Camille Saint-Saëns' Le carnaval des animaux. The children worked in groups to compose pieces of music to represent an animal of their choosing, the classes then combined their compositions to produce their own suite of 11 movements.
Year 6 had a busy morning as French authors, creating a modern version of Bonsoir Lune (Goonight moon). The children used French dictionaries to help them to rewrite and illustrate their versions of the story ready to read to Reception later in the term.
In the afternoon, Key Stage 2 took part in Qui veut gagner des millions! A French who wants to be a millionaire game show. The representatives from each class showed off their knowledge of French language and culture and it was a very close competition! Félicitations à l'équipe B who were our final winners of the day!
On the day we were visited by students from Liverpool Hope University who taught Year 1 and 2 all about French colours and flags. They also visited Year 5 and 6 and helped the children to plan their own authentic French menu (mmm délicieux). Year 3 and 4 learnt the French song Jean petit qui danse and found out about French body parts.
Finally our Games Leaders did a fantastic job during playtimes and at lunch time leading a variety of French playground games for children to take part in - merci beaucoup!