Bonne Année- a happy new year to everyone. We have returned to school to find cards from our penfriends in France- did you know that in France, it is normal to send a 'Happy New Year' card instead of a Christmas card?

We have all been learning about Fête des Rois, which is celebrated in France on January 6th- it is traditional for families to share a delicious cake, made of pastry and almonds, to celebrate the day that the 3 wise men arrived in the stable in Bethlehem. Inside the cake, a small favour is hidden- whoever finds the favour in their slice is the king or queen for the day. We have all learned a song about this, and enjoyed playing a game. (as well as deciding what our rules would be if we were king or queen for the day!) 

We have a busy time planned for the next term, with lots of fun French. We will be learning lots of new songs and games, as this is a fun and effective way to remember new vocabulary.  We are very lucky to have Dr Renee Adomat coming in to help in year 5 every week- Renee lived in France for ten years, so as well as being able to help the children with their brilliant French accent, she also offers us a really genuine insight into French culture. This term, she will be helping us to make some signs and posters in French to display around the school.

As usual, if you have any questions about our French at Highfields, please get in touch.


Mrs Hayes

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