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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:


Joyeuses Pâques  which means: Happy Easter





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 20.3.23: Eryn in Year 6 for enthusiasm in our lesson about directions.


Star of the Week Hall of Fame 22-23


Week beginning 13.3.23: Ellie in Year 4 for writing in the 3rd person.

Week beginning 6.3.23: Joshua in Year 5 for always his beautiful Mother's Day poem.

Week beginning 27.2.23: Karolina in Year 4 for always greeting Madame Cornish in French and asking << ça va ?>>

Week beginning 20.2.23: Louie in Year 6 for understanding a French text.

Week beginning 6.2.23: Olivia in Year 1 for having enthusiasm and good recall.

Week beginning 30.1.23: Layla in Year 5 for writing about what she eats and drinks for breakfast.

Week beginning 23.1.23: Hannah in Year 6 for pronouncing difficult vocabulary accurately.

Week beginning 16.1.23: Aymen in Year 5 for developing his vocabulary and helping others in the class.

Week beginning 9.1.23: Zoe in Year 6 for contributing orally and producing beautiful written work.

Week beginning 12.12. 22: All of KS2 for learning and singing Noël Jazz so brilliantly!

Week beginning 5.12. 22: Ilaria in Year 3 for good pronunciation when singing Noël Jazz.

Week beginning 28.11.22: Alanna in Year 6 for using the Phrase of the Fortnight around the school.

Week beginning 21.11.22: Olivia-Maria in Year 5 for her writing, using possessive pronouns accurately.

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.

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!