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Chère Classe 4,


This lesson is part of our Fairytale unit.

*Firstly, look at the PowerPoint slides.

*Next, check the two exercises.

*Then look at the worksheet. You can check all answers below.

*Lastly, you can have a look at the French fact about the Palace of Versailles (city where I was born). You can look at the website and videos.


Bonne chance!

If you want to know more about the Palace of Versailles, check the official website , you will find a few pictures and videos. I would recommend:

- The Palace.

- The Gardens.

- Once upon a time Versailles  (history for kids).

Lundi 1er février 2021

Bonjour Classe 4,

Today's lesson is a revision about numbers to 100.

Remember that in our story the princess sleeps for one hundred years.

The two main activities are a video about French numbers to revise (you have seen it before) and a little numbers game.

I tested this last activity as a cross-curricular French-PE lesson with the rest of the class and they enjoyed it very much. Treat it like an online treasure search.

** The Belle au Bois Dormant file has been updated. As today's lesson is short, have a look at it.

Lastly, you can find a French Fact and a colouring sheet about tramways in Montpellier (where I lived and studied for about 12 years).

Bonne chance !

Mr Maillard

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Note for parents: In last week's lesson, a few parents let me know that the sounds on the PowerPoint were not working. I apologise for this. Unfortunately, during the week, as I am teaching the class and preparing the French lesson for every KS2 class, I did not have time to change it afterwards. When I initially tested it, at home and at school  it worked. I have updated it. The 1st of February's lesson being quite short, the children will have the opportunity to look back at this PowerPoint. I have also noticed that the sound work better in general on computers and laptops, but not so much on Ipad.

La Belle au Bois Dormant

French Lesson - NUMBERS 1-100 - Compter jusqu'à 100 - Learn French the Numbers from 1-100 in French. Apprenez les Chiffres de 1 à 100 en Francais.Lerne die Zahlen von 1 bis 100 auf französisch.A...

Number Chase - Rules & example

French Fact:

To link with our French topic in Term 1 (transports), you will find below a French fact about tramways in France.

I have also added for those lucky enough (who are able to print) a colouring sheet about the tramway in Montpellier. Look at some of the photos in the French fact to inspire you.


Tramway Colouring

Lundi 25 janvier 2021



For people who have done their French Assessment, we are starting our new unit about fairytales.

If you have not done the French Assessment, you can still find it below. Please do it by Monday 25/01/21 as I have to give my comments for reports. Five tests are still missing!!!


Firstly, it is important you do keep a record of your work in the next few months in French as we will use the vocabulary fairly frequently and will need (whenever we can) to stick them in your French books. I also will need it for assessment for the end of the year (I do both a test and checking the books).


You can start with a powerpoint presentation with a beautiful song. On each page, you will find vocabulary (vocabulaire), questions or comments.

Finally, you can find a worksheet and a few exercises / games.


Bonne chance !


M. Maillard

Lundi 18 janvier 2021


Please find below the 2 pages of the French Assessment. It is all about what we have revised during the last month.

---> For each question, just either give me the answer the letters or type the answer.

Example: 1D, 2E, 3 Tuesday....

---> Alternatively, you can print the documents, answer on them and take a picture.

In any case, answer in English.

--->Then send me your answer on my email:

Bonne chance !

M. Maillard


Lundi 11 janvier 2021


As you know, we are revising for our French test which will take place next week.

You will find below slideshows with all the vocabulary that we have seen in Terms 1 & 2 and a few exercises.

5. Weather

6. Presents & Opinions

7. Numbers & Prices

8. Test practice

In case you missed the previous lesson, it is down below.

Bonne chance !

M. Maillard

Lundi 11 janvier 2021


5. La météo (Weather)


Weather vocabulary (click below)


Answers: (highlight the hidden text)

Ex1: 1B, 2D, 3E, 4A, 5C,

Ex2: 6I, 7J, 8G, 9H, 10F.

Ex3: Il neige, il pleut, il fait chaud, il fait froid, il y a du soleil, il y a des nuages, il y a du vent, il y a du brouillard.

Ex4: 11. vrai, 12. faux, 13. vrai, 14. vrai, 15. faux, 16. faux


6. Presents and Opinions

Presents vocabulary (click below)

Answers: (highlight the hidden text)

Ex1: 1C, 2F, 3D, 4E, 5B, 6A.

Ex2: 7L, 8I, 9K, 10G, 11J, 12H.

Ex3: 13N, 14M, 15Q, 16O, 17R, 18P.

... or, if you prefer, click the link and listen to the video.


Read and repeat the French numbers to 100.

Afterwards, listen to M. Maillard and guess the prices he says.

(Note: the prices are in euros).

Price 1.wav

Price 2.wav

Price 3.wav

Price 4.wav

Price 5.wav

Answers: (highlight the hidden text)

Price 1: 15 euros

Price 2: 56 euros

Price 3: 11 euros

Price 4: 33 euros

Price 5: 67 euros


Test Practice 2:

Have a try at these  question.

As usual, answer will be below.

Bonne chance! Good luck!

Answers: (highlight the hidden text)

1. False

2. True

3. True

4. True

5. False


7. Dislikes



10. Dislikes

11. 23 euros

12. 32 euros

13. 14 euros

14. 45 euros



Lundi 4 janvier 2021

Answer: bleu, blanc, rouge.


1. Les jours de la semaine (days of the week)

Lundi, Mardi song.


Answers: (highlight the hidden answers. Please try before checking)

Exercise 1: 1d, 2a, 3c, 4b.

Exercise 2: 5g, 6f, 7e,

Exercise 3: 8 mercredi, 9 lundi, 10 samedi, 11 vendredi, 12 mardi, 13 jeudi, 14 dimanche.

2. Les Pays d'Europe (European Countries)

Answers: (highlight the hidden answers. Please try before checking)

Exercise 1: 1b, 2c, 3a.

Exercise 2: 4e, 5f, 6d .

Exercise 3: 7h, 8g, 9i.

Answers: la France, le Luxembourg, la Suisse et la Belgique.

Bonus point: Monaco.

3. Les transports

Answers: (highlight the hidden text, but try first)

Exercise 1: 1c, 2a, 3b

Exercise 2: 4f, 5e, 6d

Exercise 3: 7g,8i , 9h

Exercise 4: en camion et à cheval.

4. Test Practice

For each Tintin character, can you find on which day they are travelling, to which country and how?

Answers below to highlight, but try hard before looking at them.

1. Snowy:                                2. Nestor:                            3. Prof. Calculus:

Day: Monday                               Day:Wednesday                      Day: Sunday

Country: Portugal                   Country: Switzerland           Country: Germany

Transport: by boat                  Transport: by car                 Transport: by moped or


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