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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?


Possible answers to this include:

Ça va bien. - I'm very well.

Oui, ça va. - Yes, I'm fine.

Ça va mal. - I don't feel good.

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. 


Week beginning 6.12.21

Our Star of the Week is Sophie in Year 4 for her independent writing about hair and eye colour.

Star of the Week Hall of Fame


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 4 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 some images of some of the learning that has taken place in November and December. 

French Day Postcard Competition 2021

We held a postcard competition across the year groups which was judged by Creative Crew. 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!