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Trotts Hill Primary School and Nursery


"Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things."

Flora Lewis

Phrase of the Fortnight


Every term, the Creative Crew members choose a new "Phrase of the Fortnight" which they share with each class from 
Year 1 to Year 6. 

This fortnight's phrase is:


Ça va ? which means: How are you? 





Star of the Week


Each week in Celebration Assembly, Madame Cornish announces the French Star of the Week. This accolade is given to pupils who demonstrate exceptional effort in lessons and those who are using the Phrase of the Fortnight appropriately around the school. 


Star of the Week Hall of Fame 22-23


Week beginning 14.11.22: Ivy in Year 4 for using the Phrase of the Fortnight around the school.

Week beginning 7.11.22: Jake A in Year 4 for increased confidence and participation in class speaking activities.

Week beginning 31.10.22: Bailey in Year 6 for using a bi-lingual dictionary to find adjectives and contributing in class.

Week beginning 17.10.22: Lacey in Year 4 for her accurate written work on numbers.

Week beginning 10.10.22: Cara in Year 2 for supporting her partner when presenting a dialogue.

Week beginning 3.10.22: Aaruhi in Year 3 for confident speaking work and a beautifully presented and accurate written conversation.

Week beginning 26.9.22: Noah in Year 1 for remembering how to say goodbye in French.

Week beginning 19.9.22: BF in Year 4 for his engagement in class.

Week beginning 12.9.22: Preston M in Year 6 for his work on numbers greater than 70.

Week beginning 5.9.22: Tommy C in Year 3 for participation and accurate written work in our lesson about classroom instructions.

Star of the Week Hall of Fame 21-22


Week beginning 11.7.22 All of the entrants in the French Day Poster Competition!

Week beginning 4.7.22 Millie in Year 4 for going the extra mile by completing extra work about school at home.

Week beginning 20.6.22 Charlie in Year 4 for his written work on school uniform.

Week beginning 13.6.22 Charlottte in Year 1 for singing the French song about fruit.

Week beginning 6.6.22 Lincoln in Year 3 for his participation and written work on opinions.

Week beginning 16.5.22 Nasara in Year 2 for remembering lots of vocabulary relating to fruits and colours.

Week beginning 9.5.22 Fawaz in Year 3 for his work on sports.

Week beginning 2.5.22 Amelia in Year 5 for her conversational French outside of lessons and great participation in class.

Week beginning 29.4.22 Samson in Year 4 for his resilience when learning school subjects.

Week beginning 22.4.22 Lily in Year 6 for her work on parts of the body and ailments.

Week beginning 28.3.22 Olivia in Year 4 for her work on parts of the body and ailments.

Week beginning 21.3.22 Penny in Year 6 for her directions dialogue.

Week beginning 14.3.22 Caleb in Year 5 for his Mother's Day poem.

Week beginning 7.3.22 Jaydon in Year 6 for his work on the past tense.

Week beginning 28.2.22 Vince in Year 4 for creating and describing a character in French.

Week beginning 21.2.22 Minnie in Year 5 for always using the Phrase of the Fortnight around the school.

Week beginning  7.2.22  Willow in Year 3 for her work on animals and being able to write in full sentences.

Week beginning 31.1.22 DC in Year 1 for excellent listening and remembering all the colours in French.

Week beginning 24.1.22 Joseph in Year 4 for his independent writing about physical descriptions.

Week beginning 17.1.22 Sophie in Year 4 for her independent writing about hair and eye colour.

Week beginning 10.1.22 Aayat in Year5 for using the Phrase of the Fortnight.

Week beginning 6.12.21 Teddy T in Year 1 for listening attentively and remembering that les bonbons means sweets.

Week beginning 29.11.21 William in Year 5 for excellent written work on family. 

Week beginning 22.11.21 Izzy in Year 3 for demonstrating how to ask and answer the question

<< Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire ? >>  with Madame Cornish.

Week beginning 15.11.21 Oliver T in Year 6 for his origami << cocotte >> and using it effectively.

French Learning This Half Term

Below are images of some of the learning that has taken place in September and October 2022.

French Day Poster Competition 2022

We held a poster competition across the year groups which was judged by Creative Crew. Pupils were asked to create posters about a French-speaking country, city or region. The results were announced at our French Day celebration assembly. Here are some of our lovely entries.



The 2013 National Curriculum for Modern Foreign Languages aims to ensure that all children:

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
  • Are able to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and that they are continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.
  • Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.


Trotts Hill teaches a high quality languages education which fosters children’s curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. It also helps children develop skills that will open further opportunities later in life. The teaching of French in KS1 and KS2 provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundations for further foreign language teaching at KS3.


At Trotts Hill, children have the opportunity to develop their French language skills as well as learn about French culture and traditions.


Curriculum maps - Modern Foreign Languages (French)

Home Learning Opportunities


Here are some ideas to keep up with your French and build your vocabulary:


Watch these videos from High Five French:


Learn the Rainbow Song and revise your colours in French.

For an alternative song about colours, listen to this one by Alain le Lait - it's rather unusual!


Write une carte postale - write a postcard in French. You could say what your name is, how old you are, something you like and say goodbye. Maybe you could send it to a friend.


Visit the Musée d'Orsay in Paris from the comfort of your home. Take a virtual tour.  You could try doing your own drawing or painting inspired by one of the pieces in the gallery.


If you would like to share pictures of your work, please email


I would love to see what you get up to!