French Overview - Term 2, 2017

Normandy Festival

The Normandy Impressionist Festival

This festival runs from April to November with 450 events scheduled throughout the Normandy region. The region is considered the birth place of Impressionism as it was the home of some of the great Impressionist masters such a Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Eugène Boudin and Raoul Dufy.

Salut! Term 1 2017 seems to have flown past and, as we prepare for the end of the first semester, please see below our plan for Term 2.  In Term 2 our cultural focus will be on art for all levels, as hinted at by the reference to the Impressionist Festival, and managing and encouraging the responsible use of information technology tools, namely chrome books with the senior classes, so that they can help our students to produce better quality work in a timely fashion.

In Term 2 Kindergarten students will learn family vocabulary (moi et ma famille), will make their own mothers’ day cards (those who celebrate it) and be introduced to colours in French through songs, stories, video clips and crafts.

Years 1 and 2 will learn colours, shapes and fruits in French. They will also learn to talk in French about celebrations such as birthdays and their age, Mothers’ Day and Bastille Day: 14 July. If your family does not take part in any celebrations please let me know so that alternative activities can be offered.

Years 3 & 4 will learn about sports, games and leisure activities. They will research Le Tour de France and prepare for Bastille Day.

Years 5 & 6 will learn through role plays about shopping for food and ordering food at restaurants and how to get there (directions). They will research an artist (preferably impressionist) and will have an opportunity to prepare and eat a French morning tea or afternoon snack.

All classes will have cultural lessons in English and all students will be encouraged to revise and practise French at home through apps, Language Perfect, Languages Online Victoria or with the support of French speaking parents and relatives.

I look forward to a very productive Term 2.

Joyeuses Pâques! Happy Easter!
(to all the families who celebrate Easter) and
Bonnes Vacances! Good holidays! to all

Merci et à bientôt!

Christiane Vivanco de Savaris