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Bonjour et bienvenue!

Hello everybody and welcome to Virtual French with Madame Blackett and Thierry Tricolore!


We will be posting activities, videos and recommended web pages to help you learn French.

To begin with, there are some activities below which are appropriate for our children from year 1 to year 6. Follow the instructions on the attachment for your year group. Bonne Chance!

Key Stage 1

For our children in years 1 and 2, Thierry would like you to sing a song and try your best to teach an adult so they can join in. There is also a creative activity to try. 

Years 1 and 2 French Home Learning

Key Stage 2

Years 3 and 4: Take a look at the story 'Maman' by Mario Ramos and see if you can use the story we have been reading 'Ours Brun, dis-moi' to help you to draw a room in your house with some of the animals inside.

Years 3 and 4 French Home Learning

Years 5 and 6: Your task is to choose a French-speaking country (there are quite a few). Create a fact file about the country which will be interesting to someone who does not know anything about 'La Francophonie' (French-speaking countries around the world). There is also a reading activity to test your knowledge of flags.

Years 5 and 6 French Home Learning



Bonjour tout le monde! Madame Blackett and Thierry Tricolore are here to give you some more ideas to continue with your French. This week, we have found some wonderful videos to enjoy.

All of our children will have fun watching this video of a boy who speaks French and English, so he is bilingual. He is making 'brochette de fruits' with his mum. See how many different types of fruit you recognise. Maybe you could try making your own 'brochette de fruits' with an adult.

Brochette de Fruits

Our French friend, Nathalie Paris has been making her own videos to offer a daily challenge to primary aged children. Nathalie has visited us at GPS several times so it will be lovely for our children to see a familiar face.

Nathalie Paris Daily French Challenge 

This is a fun video to remind our younger children in years 1 and 2 of the names of colours in French. Perhaps you can show someone else the actions we have been learning to help us remember the names of colours.

Bobo and Lulu Teach French Colours

For our children in years 3 and 4, we have an interesting activity which is based on the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. Children can produce their own simple French mini book after watching this video about a hungry monster. Madame Blackett would love to see your finished mini books when we are back at school! 

Le monstre a faim 

Years 5 and 6 can watch this film explaining what someone in France would eat for breakfast. It is all in French but don't let that put you off as I know you will be able to understand. There are lots of pictures to help too.

French Breakfast

We hope you can find something which is interesting to you. Try to watch the video with someone else, it is always nice to show someone what you know in another language. Above all, have fun! 


Madame Blackett would like to say Happy Easter! How would you like to know more about how Easter is celebrated in France? Here is a nice film to explain why the church bells stop ringing in France on Good Friday. You can also find out how Easter eggs find their way to children.

La Legende des cloches de Paques 

In the following video Foufou makes Easter eggs to help us practise colours and numbers in French.

Foufou et les Oeufs de Paques

Emilie is a French teacher like Madame Blackett, she has a lovely Easter egg hunt to watch. This is a chance for children to answer some true or false questions at the end.

Easter Egg Hunt

 We hope you enjoy time together over Easter and Madame Blackett will be back soon to share some more fantastic French! 


Bonjour tout le monde!

Hello everybody, I hope you are all staying safe and well. We are missing you all very much. At the end of this week, lots of you will be getting exciting home learning packs from school. I have included some lovely French activities for you to do. I wanted to add to that so here are some things which may help with your learning packs and some things you can do separately. Have fun everyone! À bientôt

It is May. The 1st of May in France is an important date, find out why here:

One of your tasks in your home learning packs, is to draw the Eiffel Tower. How about a flight over Paris before you get to the famous tower?

Here is a wonderful virtual tour of La Tour Eiffel:

In year 1, our children have been learning the names of farm animals. We sang a familiar song, perhaps you can sing this in French to your family? 

In year 2, we have been reading the story 'La Semaine de Berthe'. The children were very good at joining in with the actions and some of the words. Show off your French to your family year2!


In years 3 and 4, we have been reading the story 'Ours Brun, dis-moi...' 

You have all been fantastic at learning the actions to go with each animal. Here is the story and you might recognise the voice of the person reading it! Can you show your adult the actions you remember?

Years 5 and 6 might enjoy this song by a group of French-speaking young people. They are known as Kids United and they sing songs which bring a message of hope and unity. Here is their biggest hit which was huge in France. They are singing a new version with the hashtag #RestezChezVous which means Stay At Home. It's very catchy!

Have fun with French everyone and we'll be back soon!


Bonjour tout le monde!


How are you all feeling? I hope everyone has had the chance to look at some of the wonderful resources on our GPVS French page. I have found some more interesting activities for you to do. Take a look below to see what you might enjoy.

Years 1 and 2 have enjoyed singing our numbers song in class. Our children can count up to ten very well in French. You could use this skill to play a game I'm sure you will be familiar with - Hopscotch. In France, it is known as 'la Marelle'. Here is a lovely video of children in France playing the game.

La Marelle (Hopscotch) 

Why not give it a go? If you have chalk, you can draw your own grid. Another way of drawing the hopscotch grid is to use the shape of 'un escargot'. If you do this, why not take some photos to send to our new school newsletter?

Usually around this time of year, there is a wonderful kite festival which takes place in the north of France in a small town called Berck-sur-Mer. Here is a clip which shows you some of the beautiful kites in flight.


Years 3 and 4, why not design a kite of your own? You could use some of the animals in the book 'Ours Brun, dis-moi.....' as inspiration. Try to label the drawing with the French names for the colours you have used. I would love to see your pictures. Send them to your class email address for home learning and they will be sent on to me. 

Years 5 and 6 have a challenge to attempt! The British Council have launched  'The Great French Language Challenge'. It is a chance to find out lots of interesting facts about France and other French speaking countries. Give it a go and remember to write down your answers so we can have an interesting discussion about what you've learnt when we get back to school. 

View document gpvs/french/the_great_french_language_challenge.pdf

Enjoy the activities above and I look forward to hearing all about them soon. Au revoir, Madame Blackett.

Bonjour les enfants!


How are you all? I thought you might like some new activities to try out at home. I know that many of you have now got your second learning pack from school and there are some lovely French activities to try in your packs. Why not take a look below to see what else you can try?

Life has been very different for everyone recently. It is a good idea to take a moment to be calm and relaxed. Here is a wonderful film which shows us all how to practice mindfulness in French. This is something which the whole family could join in with. 


For all of our Key Stage 1 children, to link with your latest home learning packs, here is the story 'La Chenille Qui Fait Des Trous'. I'm sure you will recognise it.

La Chenille Qui Fait Des Trous

Here is a lovely song about a butterfly which children in France learn. Can you join in with the line 'Vole, vole, vole papillon' What do you think about what vole might mean?

I am sure that years 3 and 4 would enjoy learning more about football in France. First of all, try to join in with these French footballers who are reminding you about greeting someone in French.

BBC Super Movers French Greetings

Now, take a look at the following video which tells you all about 'Les Bleus'  Watch the video to find out more. There are some challenges at the end of the video. Give them a go and have fun!

Years 5 and 6, I have some cooking for you. Year 6 were lucky enough to have a go at making crepes earlier this academic year. Here is a video of a brother and sister who are making them too. Why not try this with an adult at home? If you do, please take a photo and send it to your class email account to show me.

I hope you all enjoy the activities. Don't be scared to take a look at activities for other year groups too. It is wonderful to learn as much as you can about the culture of another country. I will be back soon with more fun activities. Au revoir, Madame Blackett


Salut les enfants!


How are you all? I hope everyone is very well. Here are some clips which link to the home learning packs many of you have received. 

Key Stage 1 children will enjoy this short clip about ice cream in French. It is always lovely to eat ice cream when it's warm and sunny. I wonder how much you can understand.

In years 3 and 4, you will be revisiting the names of fruit in French. Here is one of your favourite songs. I can imagine you all dancing around the house while you are joining in. I hope you enjoy it.

For years 5 and 6, I have found a video of our French friend making yoghurt cake. This is one of the first things which French children try to make as it is very easy to do. I hope you give it a go and if you do, don't forget to take a photo before you eat it so you can send it to school to show me.


I hope you all enjoy your activities for this week. Check back next week to see what's new. Until then, au revoir, Madame Blackett


Bonjour les enfants!


How is everyone this week? I hope you are all still well. This is week 3 of the third home learning pack and I have some lovely videos to link nicely with your home learning.

In Key Stage 1, I would like you to watch this video which uses flowers (les fleurs) to try some yoga. This links with the yoga sheet in your home learning pack.


Children in years 3 and 4 might enjoy watching a character who they will recognise, I'm sure. There are also some words which you will know in the clip. See how many you can find.

Year 5 have been learning about the rooms in a house. This song will link well with the activities I have given to you which reinforce the vocabulary. 

Finally, year 6 will find this song very helpful when they do the reading activity about clothing. This will take you back to year 5 but it is a good idea to revisit learning in order to really learn it well.

Have fun with these videos and your activities. Next week, there is a very important day in the French calendar. Check back to see why. Until then, au revoir, Madame Blackett.