We introduced the French language and culture as our choice for language learning at Mordialloc Beach Primary School this year. Discovering more and more about what it means to be French and its culture with our students, MBPS strives to deliver authentic and meaningful language learning experiences, engaging in the culture embedded within a language. We aim to inspire an interest in the French speaking culture, people and places, providing skills across all learning domains, that will endure and encourage our students to continue with a lifelong love for learning languages and respect for other cultures.
At Mordialloc Beach Primary School, French is taught once a fortnight in forty-five minute sessions from Foundation to Year 6, equating up to 15 hours of language learning in a year. Students at Mordialloc Beach Primary School, through our French program, moving from Foundation to Year 6 will have the opportunity to experience up to 105 hours of foreign language learning.
FRENCH DAY 2018
MBPS celebrates all that is French and our love for discovering this beautiful language and culture. Students dressed up as famous French personages, cultural icons and colours for a costume competition, and participated in different French intercultural activities for the whole day, run by the classroom teachers. The students experience crepe making, impressionist art making using Claude Monet as their muse, google map navigating the streets of Paris and a special performance my French Mime, Monsieur Cirque. Bravo tout le monde!
TERM 4 2018
This term, our Prep students will be learning the names of le visage (the face) and le corps (the body), designing ‘Moi’ posters to show the names of their limbs using all the language they have learned this year. Later in the term, the Preps will be finding out their classmates’ favourite fruits and using these to create their very own fruit salads. How exciting!
Our Year 1 and Year 2 students will be performing “deux petite oiseaux” (two little birds) at assembly. They will further explore the names of les animaux domestiques (pets), designing some ‘Perdu’ (Missing) posters to find an escaped pet and describing their pet using all the language they have learnt this year.
The Year 3 and Year 4 students will discuss the different seasons and the items of clothing required for each season. They will end the term making mini ‘Buche de noel’ (Christmas logs) and translating a recipe from Français to English.
In Year 5 and Year 6 students will be recapping numbers 1-100 which will assist them nicely for ‘Au café’ (at the café). In this unit, students will become waiters, waitresses and customers to place orders in a French café. Bon appetit!