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Year 11 independent listening and reading

Dear Year 11,

Here are some links to great sites to help boost your French reading and listening comprehension grades.

Francais interactif – excellent American course offering a wealth of up-to-date videos and activities

French Steps – BBC course

Le Point du FLE – 1000’s of audio activities to choose from, including pop songs

Ma France – interactive video course from the BBC

Le Point du FLE Phonetique – Improve your pronunciation with one of these sites

Le Point du FLE – revise your grammar, anyone remember the present tense??

Learn French through songs!

7 jours sur la planete – current news videos with 3 levels of interactive questions



January 16, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Year 7 music homework

Welcoming my year 7 music class for the first time!

Here is a link to the song i’d like to you listen to and practise for next week – there will be prizes for the best performances…


Actions for each bit – bog = squat.  Tree = arms above head.  Limb = shake one leg.  Branch = one arm out.  Twig = pointed finger.  Leaf = open palm.  Nest = hands cupped.  Egg = fist.



January 6, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Year 8 school assessment prep

Sorry Y8 I had some probs uploading the ppt.

Here you are

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bonjour Year 8


J’apprécie vos commentaires et vos voeux, merci!

But now get on with your work lol!!!!


PS. Less fun being at home ill than being at school!  Off to the doc’s now.  Hope to be back tomorro tho 🙂  Au revoir!

December 11, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Year 9 revision

Sorry i’m not there today (Thursday).

Click on the link below for the revision sheet for tomorrow’s listening and reading assessment.  Please work through this carefully and thoroughly!!!!!

If you need further practice or support on the tenses, use then go to the grammar section.

Good luck!


December 10, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Year 8 work

Bonjour Year 8 – je suis malade donc je suis à la maison – Aïe j’ai mal à la tête, à la gorge, au cou, aux oreilles, je tousse et je suis très enrhumée!!  Quelle horreur! Bon, je suis absente aujourd’hui donc voici le travail…

Vous avez les ordinateurs portables, un pour deux personnes.

Visitez le site et >Francais > grammar > the present tense

Pratiquez les verbes.

Puis, regardez ce PPT et faites les activités.


December 9, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 Comments

Year 11 Mock GCSE French oral exams


As many of you will be enjoying Eid on Monday, here is the revised timetable.


Please make sure you are ON TIME for you examination.

The FOUR topics to revise are:

1) House, home and daily routine

2) Social activities, fitness and health

3) At home and abroad

4) Media, entertainment and youth culture.

This is IN ADDITION TO role play phrases of course!  Click on this link to see role-play-guidance

Bonnes chances!

December 3, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Year 7 Family trees

Here’s the ppt from the lesson to help you with your family trees:


The deadline is WEDNESDAY.  Looking forward to seeing your pics!

To make Wee Mees the address is

November 13, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Une potion magique!

Year 7 here is your French Hallowe’en work for the hols!

Make a poster/ recipe for a yucky “Potion Magique” for Hallowe’en.

Make it as gruesome and gory as poss!  There is some really useful vocabulary you can use in this powerpoint:


And here is an example I have made myself potion-magique

But you can also look up words of your own on

You should be really careful as there are loads of horrible images around on the internet, so only use safe sites.

Here are some ideas…

tete a modeler

Halloween en Famille

Halloween clipart


October 23, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Year 11 class

Hi to my Year 11 students at Seven Kings.  As promised, below are the bullet points for the Holidays coursework – you need to include every point to get your full contents marks.  The first title is aimed more at Foundation Level so i’m expecting most of you to tackle the second piece!

Have a look at my GCSE French page to find more support on this topic.  Leave me a comment if you need anything.

Bonnes Chances!


October 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment