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French Day

Children in Year 5 at St Benedict's enjoyed a celebration of French culture on 24th June, extending and enriching their knowledge and confidence as they learn the language.

St Benedicts Junior School French Day
Voilà! Cubist self-portraits, inspired by George Braque

French Day began with a delicious breakfast of croissants before Science lessons focused on the work of Louis Pasteur: the children learned about his vital discovery of vaccination, and the diseases he helped to eradicate, with a question-and-answer  ‘Hot Seating’ activity to boost their learning. (All great preparation for the work they will do on microbes next year.)

St Benedict's Junior School French Day
Group work in Science, learning about Louis Pasteur

They then learned about the French artist, Georges Braque, and created their very own Cubist self-portraits.

After this, it was time for some French cookery, kindly led by one of our parents, Monsieur Parmentier, who taught the children how to make traditional French ‘Quatre Quarts’ cakes.

St Benedict's Junior School French Day
Baking Breton quatre quarts cake

After a game of Boules and Petanque at playtime, everyone went to the senior school ICT suite to have a go at making French comic strips.

All in all, French Day was a brilliant way to learn about the French culture and language!

St Benedict's Junior School French Day


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