Thursday, December 21, 2006

Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee

Today we looked at Kirklandneuk's blog and saw how they had been practising their numbers. We tried out their ideas and left them some comments - as you can see from the pictures, we had fun trying out the ideas! Then, Mrs McDowall taught us two French Christmas songs - Vive le vent, which we sang to the tune of Jingle Bells and Joyeux Noel, which you can listen to on our photos. It was quite hard to get our tongues round all the words but we gave it our best shot. Joyeux Noel et Bonne Année tout le monde.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Bonjour et Bienvenue 2!

Well with a bit of home tinkering I think I have managed to upload our podcast via Odeo Studio. Fingers crossed it works and doesn't have too much feedback this time!!

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Bonjour et Bienvenue!

We have been working on our podcast for the last two weeks. We had a bit of rerecording to do as some of our original work didn't come out very clearly, but it is finally all ready. Mrs McDowall is trying to find a way to post our mp3 here - a school network issue? - but until then, you can find it on our school website . It lasts nearly 5 minutes which is quite long but we are really proud of the end results. We hope you have fun listening to it - we certainly had great fun making it!

by Primary 5

Sunday, December 10, 2006

P6 French

Having read all the posts from Primary 5, we decided that if they could do it, so could we. So we put together our own post and our very own podcast. Mrs McDowall called it our half hour podcast! We think it sounds really professional. Our voices sound different when we record them, but we do think our French accents are cool! We haven't figured out how to post a mp3 within our blog (help, please?) so we are linking this back to our school website where we have posted our podcast. Enjoy listening!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Rationing - Two Stars and a Wish

In P7 our topic is World War II. We have been doing lots of interesting activities. Today we were finding out all about food and rationing during the War. We filled in some missing words and then we used this LTScotland website to find out all about it. Mrs McDowall (our teacher on a Friday) asked us to think of Two Stars and a Wish for things we learned today about rationing. These are some of them.

Two things we learned:
• In August 1940 the Government passed a law that made the waste of food illegal.
• Petrol was rationed from the beginning of the war but a small allowance was available to private motorists.
• Before 1939 imported about 55 million tonnes of food each year from other countries.
• In May 1940 food rationing was tightened up.
• In 1953 there was once again unlimited butter and sugar.
• 1954 was the official end to rationing.
• Food rationing was introduced in January 1940.
• Fish, jam, biscuits, breakfast cereal, cheese, eggs, milk and canned fruit all became strictly rationed and fruits like lemons, oranges and bananas disappeared from the British diet as these had always been imported.
• You only got enough clothes rations for one outfit a year.
• Some people didn't have meat so they killed rabbits.
• Ice cream was banned in 1942.
• Chocolate was expensive during rationing.

One thing we wanted to learn more about was:
• The Black Market
• Clothes rationing
• What vehicles bombed or sank our imported food and clothing materials
• How the war started
• What make up women used
• The Home Guard

If you know about any of these things or were surprised like us, please leave us a comment.

by Primary 7

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

French on St Andrew's Day

We started today by naming the objects in our school bag. We played the pairs game again. We had to say "Dans mon sac il y a ... et ..." and our partner asked "C'est une paire?" and we had to say "Oui" or "Non". While we were playing Mrs McDowall came round and recorded us! We thought our voices sounded different. We are going to make these recordings into a podcast next week.
We then went on to Loirston Primary blog and left comments about their classroom objects podcast. Some of us left comments in French. We also left some comments on Kirklandneuk's blog . Last of all we listened to the alphabet song which is to the tune of twinkle, twinkle little star. We noticed that all the different colours of letters were to show which ones sounded the same. We are going to learn the song next week and include it in our podcast.

Check back next week for, hopefully, our completed podcast, including P6 singing a song about the months of the year!

by Karen and Derek

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Today's French

Today we learned new words about things in your bag.The words we learned were: une trousse which is a pencil case, un cahier is a jotter, une regle is a ruler, un stylo is a pen, une gomme is a rubber, un taille-crayon is a sharpener, un sac is a bag, un crayon is a pencil and un livre is a book. We also played a game. We had nine pictures of the school things we just told you about and words to match the cards. The rules were no cheating and play fair. The instructions were to place the cards upside down, turn them over and look for a set. It was tres bien!!!!!!!!!

By Robyn & Rhiannan P5

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Numbers 13 - 19

Bonjour! The first thing we did today was to go to Kirklandneuk's blog and leave them some answers to their sums. Next, we learned numbers between 13 and 19. We played a game with numbers. We stood in two lines, and you had to think of a number and write it on the person's back with your finger. We also played another game. Three people had a piece of paper with a French number on it and the people had to guess and say the number in French. Miss Reid took some pictures of us playing this game. We also did a listening activity and everyone got six out of six!

Here are some sums for you Kirklandneuk .

1) 8 + 1 =
2) 9 X 2 =
3) 17 + 2 =
4) 13 - 6 =
5) 10 + 8 =
6) 12 - 8 =
7) 6 X 3 ÷ 2 =
8) 7 X 2 - 4 + 5 =

by Margaret and Shannon

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

More French Numbers

Bonjour, today in French we did more work on French numbers to 12. We have learned how to add, subract, multipy and divide sums in French. Mrs McDowall read out some sums and we had to answer them. We both got 10 out of 10! We also used the bananas again to show the numbers.

We also did a test to see what we remembered about French greetings. Do you remember Bonne nuit means good night and Bon soir means good evening? Some of us forgot!

We learned a French song called Mon merle a perdu une plume and Mrs McDowall recorded it and took pictures of us singing it. It is on our School Website for you to listen to.

We did a listening activity on where people lived. We asked Ou habite tu? and replied J'habite à .... en ......

We really enjoyed French today. It was good fun and we are glad we have now learned a French song. :-)

by Euan C and Ewan N

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Counting French Numbers

We went on to our French blog and were looking at all the comments we have been getting. A lot of comments were from our class and other people in the school and Kirklandneuk Primary had left us loads of comments which made us feel very very happy.
Mrs McDowall introduced numbers 1 - 12 to us. Then we got out the banana number cards and most of us got the numbers right. This is us doing our numbers.
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After that we went on to the computer and used Roller and the gang to do the number game, listen to the song and to do the activity. It was great fun trying to catch the food for Do!
We enjoyed French today and are looking forward to next Thursday!
by Fraser and Ewan J

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Pupil Council Meeting

The Pupil Council would appreciate your ideas and opinions.
How could we improve our school and are there any ideas for future events?

Blair Spence

Thursday, October 12, 2006

P5's French Today

Today in French we were given out our French folders. We did a writing sheet where we followed lines to see who was who. Then we wrote Je m'appelle and their name. We learnt how to say some of the countries in Europe. After that we went on to Kirklandneuk's blog and left comments.
For homework we have to listen to a podcast on Kirklandneuk's blog page.
We really enjoyed French today. It was exciting!
Later on Mrs McDowall called us over to P6 and we recorded our answers to the questions on our last blog. It was great! You can click here to listen to our answers on the Primary 5 page of the school website.
by Sophie and Victoria

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Bonjour tout le monde!

That means "Hello everyone!". Please leave an answer to our questions, in French if you can.

Bonjour - Hello
Salut - Hi
Comment t'appelles-tu? - What is your name?
Comment ça va? - How are you?
Où habites-tu? - Where do you live?

Monday, October 09, 2006

P6 Healthy Living Week

This week (October 9th - 13th, 2006) is our Healthy Living Week. We have been asked to keep a healthy diary of all the healthy food, drink and activities we do this week. We are going to leave comments about what we do.
Throughout the week we are having a Walk to School Week to win the Golden Trainer. We hope we win it!
On Monday, we are going to be making Smoothies - yummy!!
On Tuesday, we are making healthy wraps and thinking about the effects of fizzy/sugary drinks.
On Wednesday, we are watching a PACE drama.
On Thursday, we are going swimming and we have a Poster Challenge to create a poster of a healthy diet in an hour!
On Friday, we are having a Harvest Service and a Skip for Scotland challenge.
The other classes in the school are doing lots of healthy activities as well.
We are really excited about it and hope it will be great fun. We want everyone to stay safe and healthy.
by Primary 6

Thursday, October 05, 2006

What we did in French today

Today we learned to say where do you live - où habites-tu? We also played a game with Roller and the gang to help us.
We got into groups of 4 or 5, and we got our picture taken. In our groups we were practising conversations in French.
by Jasmine and Josh

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Primary 5 French

by all of Primary 5

Today in French we used cards to find a partner and we had a conversation to find out their name. We said, "Salut" or "Bonjour" and then we asked them their name.

We learned how to say "What is her name?" - Comment s'appelle-t-elle? and "What is his name? - Comment s'appelle-t-il?
The answer was Elle s'appelle ..... and Il s'appelle .......

We can now meet a French speaking person and say hello, how are you, what is your name, what is his name, what is her name and goodbye! We feel ça va trés bien!!