Thursday, January 25, 2007

Les douze mois de l'anee

The first thing we did today was a worksheet to revise our numbers. We had to work out Quel numéro monque? which means which number is missing? It was quite tricky!
Next today we were taught how to say the Months of the Year. Can you guess which ones these are - fevrier, aout, avril, juin et septembre? Mrs McDowall put three cards in each corner and then she told us the months in English. We had to find that month and then tell her it in French. Then, she told us something that happened in a particular month and we had to find the correct month and, again, tell her it in French.

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We went on to this website and tried out some games all about the months of the year. Why don't you try them too?
Finally we went to Kirklandneuk's blog which asked us to look at French television and find out what was on today - jeudi vingt-cinq janvier - at this time. Today at 11.30 it was Malcom - Frapper et recevoir which we think is Malcolm in the Middle. Do you think we are right?

by Calum and Stefanie

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Aujourd'hui c'est jeudi!

Today is Thursday! We started today's lesson doing the register in French. Then we listened to a tape which told us things in French and we had to write the answers down in English, but the tape broke!! We were disappointed and Mrs McDowall was cross and said that's why she wanted it on a CD!! She had to make up some answers for the football scores we were to write down. She made really big numbers which was not realistic for a game of football.
Then we were introduced to the Days of the Week and learned a song about them. Hopefully you can hear us singing it on our school website.
We then went on to Kirlandneuk's blog to answer their age questions. It was fun trying to find the answers. We have decided to leave them some questions this week. Here they are!

Common ca s'ecrit Monday en francais?
Common ca s'ecrit Wednesday en francais?
Common ca s'ecrit Sunday en francais?
Common ca s'ecrit Kirklandneuk en francais?

Enjoy answering!

by Nathan and Rachel

Friday, January 12, 2007

World War II: The Home Front - Two Stars and a Wish

Our topic was World War II: The Home Front. At the beginning of the topic we had to think about all the things we knew about the war and all the things we would like to find out. Now that we have finished our topic, Mrs McDowall has asked us to think of two things we loved about it and one thing we didn't like or would have liked to find out more. this is what we came up with!

Our Stars (things we loved about the topic)

Creating the posters in our group challenge
Learning about Make Do and Mend and how they did it
Finding out about the clothes they wore
Using the LTScotland websites to find things out
Looking at other school websites about World War II for facts and information
Learning about the Blitz
The role-play we did about evacuation
Our trip to People's Palace
Learning about the Blackout and the preparations for war people had to make
Watching the video about Children during World War II
Using the internet for research
Learning about Evacuation and how the children felt
Finding out about Propaganda and Censorship
Learning about what it was like to live in Britain during the War
Doing research about the ARP, Home Guard and Auxiliary Fire Service and then presenting it to the rest of the class.

Our Wishes (what we would improve about the topic)

To have found out more about the Black Market
To have learned more about the actual War and the battles that were fought
To have had time for more people to try things out during the People's Palace trip
To have learned more about bombing and the effects
To have found out more about the equipment the soldiers had
To have learned some more about Hitler
To have spent more time understanding about rationing
To have learned more about Japan and the atomic bomb
To have found out how all the countries involved recovered from the war
To have learned more about it all!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Primary 5 French - 11/1/07

The first thing we did this morning was the register in French. Then we revised our numbers using bananas. Here is a picture of us using the bananas.

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Next we did mental maths in French using French numbers for adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying.
After that we learned how to ask somebody their age - Quel age-as tu? - and the answer was J'ai ..... ans. Only two people in our class are still 8 - J'ai huit ans. Everyone else is 9 - J'ai neuf ans. Mrs McDowall wrote numbers on the whiteboard and we answered J'ai ..... ans. We had to answer her questions really quickly, but it was good fun!
Then we did two tests. The first one was all about numbers and people's ages. The second one had a mistake in it! It said dans ma trousse instead of dans mon sac, but we still managed to draw the objects in the schoolbag!
Finally we did numbers using our bananas and Mrs McDowall took pictures.
While we were writing the blog, the rest of the class were doing this number game.
by Adam and Chloe