Soon to say ‘au revoir’ to Stoneygate, the Year 8s recently enjoyed a post Common Entrance, celebratory ‘petit déjeuner français’, complete with croissants, pains au chocolat, jus d’orange and chocolat chaud. For those with bigger appetites (and that was just about everyone!) there was also baguette with confiture à la fraise, confiture aux abricots and nutella. A veritable feast française!
Madame Palfreyman and Madame Hosie found some French songs on You Tube, but Johnny Hallyday and Françoise Hardy were deemed too ‘last century’ , and Artus, Sam A’s French penfriend who was also there, soon found some French rap artists, which, it has to be said, went down rather better with our teenage breakfast- eaters!
Madame Palfreyman and Madame Hosie wish ‘bonne chance’ to all the Year 8s as they leave Stoneygate and start at their new schools. We hope they will continue to learn and enjoy le français! A bientôt!
Le Jour de l’Épiphanie, les Français tirent les Rois avec une galette des Rois. This old French tradition is held on the 6th of January and celebrates the three Kings giving their gifts to the baby Jesus. The family buys a galette from the boulangerie, with a fève (traditionally a bean, or a small figure of a person) hidden inside it. The cake is placed on a table and the youngest member of the family sits under the table while the cake is cut. Once it is cut, the youngest person designates a slice of cake to each member of the family: this is called “tirer les Rois”, which means ‘to pull (or discover) the king’. The person whose slice contains the fève is crowned le Roi and gets to choose a king or queen to rule with them for the day!
Aujourd’hui, nous avons tirer les Rois avec l’Année 8FJ, pour célébrer l’Épiphanie! We learned all about the importance of Epiphany in France.
Madame Palfreyman cut la galette…
…While Marcus went under the table!
Amber a trouvé la fève!
Elle a choisi son Roi, Harry N.
La galette était délicieuse!
Nous vous souhaitons un très Joyeux Noël et une très Bonne Année 2014!
Il est né le Divin Enfant!