The smell of tasty croissants drifted through King’s St Alban’s on Wednesday morning. Miam miam, les croissants sont delicieux! Le petit dejeuner is always a great start to the day and the delicious croissants were a welcome surprise for the children. Whilst the children munched away, Mrs Kilbey delivered a quick fire croissant quiz! Children discovered that France boasts approximately 35,000 boulangeries serving croissants at a going rate of 1 euro 20 cents. Only a handful of astute pupils were aware that les croissants originate from Vienna, Austria rather than anywhere in France.
Traditionally, during this first week of the final half term, Year 6 children travel to France and enjoy a wonderful school trip in Normandy. This is often the first time our children travel without family members and is the perfect opportunity to explore a new country, culture and language with friends.
The French trip experience 2021 will be a modified and more virtual adventure due to the current restrictive travel guidelines. Thanks to the wonders of technology, we will explore Mont St Michel and la Tapisserie de Bayeux from the comfort of our KSA French classroom. Current humanities work is also looking at the D- Day landings and we will cover le debarquement and the 100 days of Normandy in French lessons.
One thing Covid has reminded us all is to make the most of what you’ve got close to home. One day the magic of real life travel will return; until then, we will maximise our French learning experience as much as possible in school. We look forward to the day we can say bonnes vacances as well as bon appetit!