Oui, bien sûr!

Thursday 24 May 2012

An exciting new French project for Year 4 children will be starting this week.

A teacher of English from a school in the Champagne region of northern France contacted Moortown Primary to see if we could write back to the 30 children in one of their classes so they could practise their English writing skills.

We replied, “Oui, bien sûr!”

We have received 30 wonderful postcards from the children from their village school in Grauves, and Year 4 will be individually responding to each child.  We’ll reply first of all to their questions in English and then, to put our skills to the test, we’ll be replying with one or two of our own.

As-tu des frères ou des soeurs? par exemple.

It’s a great way to bring our French learning to life and the teacher, Monsieur Jérôme Eyffred, has sent us some pictures of their beautiful setting, library, classroom and even classwork so we can compare notes!  Already we know the school has 130 pupils, five classes (Year 2 to Year 6) and only one interactive whiteboard – it’s a relatively new concept in France, says Jérôme.

We’ll keep up the correspondence until the end of this term and provide any further updates on this new partnership between Moortown and Grauves.