This week… your free joker!

If you want a free joker, write 100 words using this picture  - as your prompt.

This week some of you are doing a via ferrata on Friday afternoon, I wish I could come with you but I’m going to give a talk at a teaching conference in Brugg, Switzerland.

CM1 will learn classroom vocabulary,

CM2 will learn more description words – and have an evaluation on Tuesday,

6ème have a test on Tuesday and will study the present simple,

5ème  have a test Tuesday and will revise the present,

4ème also have a test on Tuesday (aren’t I mean?!) and will look at how to describe people,

3ème have a test, on Friday this time and will practise their classroom English – that’ll help with No French Fridays!

AEP Monday – Digital safety, shall we study the tree octopus again?

AEP Tuesday – I can’t wait to see the animals you have created, and if we have time we’ll populate our islands too.

Remember to revise regularly, don’t wait until you have a test, and ask me if you have any questions

Have a FAB week!


100 Word Challenge – back again!

I know you missed it during the holidays, here is our contribution for this week, written by TRISTAN, in 4ème:

After two months on vacation  I went to Malta to learn  English for 3 weeks but I speak  Italian too.
After Malta I went to my home for just 2 weeks and celebrated my birthday. 
After these two weeks I went to visit my grand-parents in France in Vendee.
My cousin joined me in my grand-parents’ for just 3 days. 1 day after I fought with my brother and I broke my arm, I slept 2 nights in the hospital before coming home. My family returned to Switzerland
as I had to start school. And I missed you so much that finally we can make start in your lessons.

100 word challenge#31

Here’s Helen’s writing for this week’s prompt – which is the pictue below:

This was my first lesson of “monster hunting” and my assignment was to catch a giant bumblebee that had been terrifying the neighbourhood for several weeks. My friend Bill and I searched the whole town for hours, when we suddenly heard a weird and loud noise behind us. We turned around and saw a huge UFO crashing. We came closer and realised that it was our monster already dead. That is when Bill got the bright idea to stage a fight with the bee. He took a picture of me striking down the disgusting bumblebee and posted it on instagram.



100 word challenge #30

The 100 word challenge is back after the holidays, here’s Noemie’s text for this week:

The holidays had just began, when he started his first day of work. This city wass dead, there was almost nobody in the street and the weather was as gloomy as ever. And nothing important has ever happened.
As he finished eating his breakfast, he took the keys of his car and went to work. Yes, this man is a policeman. Unfortunatly, in a city where nothing happens, this kind of job isn’t the most interesting. They had been on the death of Mme. Dellarue for two months, even though she was dead of natural causes, a sickness.
When he entered in his office, he turned on the light, put the bag on the chair and started his computer. But to do what? There was nothing to do. So he looked in his cupboard to see if his secretary had anything for him to do ; and when he oppened the cupboard door, he saw…. that nothing was inside, as every day. Yes, in this city there really is nothing happening.

Why not take a look at the other work  here?

This week…

Have you remembered to change your clocks? To know which way to go I always think of the saying « Spring forward, Fall back ».

CM1 will continue looking at classroom vocab,
CM2 will do a running dictation,
6eme have a test on present simple and be + ing,
5eme will have a test on the preterit and irregular verbs, and enough & too,
4eme have a test on the present perfect,
3eme have a test on suggestions, self & each other.

Lots of tests this week.

This week’s prompt for the 100 word challenge is:
…but I thought I had enough time…
It’s homework for the 4eme but everyone id welcome to join in.

I will be going to England on Wednesday afternoon to give a speech at the IATEFL (International association of teachers of English as a foreign language) conference in Harrogate, but don’t panic I’ll leave you plenty of work to do 🙂

On my way back to Geneva I’m stopping in Paris to run the marathon on Sunday morning, I’ll be taking this card with me:


The 100 word Challenge Week #26

This week’s text comes from Faust in 3B:

When I was little, we went in north of France during the holidays.

We slept in a little house, it was yellow and white. Often the weather was bad, it rained a lot but sometimes the sun shone. Next to the sea, there are a lot of wind and very often I went with my father on the beach with our kite, it was a red bird. One day we were on the beach and it was a kite competition.

My father said: « Look up, can you see the dragons, the monsters and the blue one, can you see them ? »

We had to be careful to not touch the others kites.


dragon kite

The 100 Word Challenge #24

This week’s theme was to celebrate World Book Day  by rewriting a fairy tale.

While you have been surrounded by books to revise for exams you probably haven’t had time to read any good ones, so here is

this week’s story, written by the wonderfully motivated Valseska in class 3A:

She had skin as fair as snow, lips that were red like the blood shed of a forgotten soldier from WWII,

and the hair Rapünzel’s prince would’ve dreamed of climbing with.

 One day, she came across a little cottage on which a burgundy-coloured front door were inscribed the words:

« Heres be dwell’n the sev’n dwarves »

And she was surprised to find the door unlocked in the middle of the night in such dangerous woods.

She hesitated a bit, then decided to open the door, as she was exhausted and needed to stop and ask for directions

 anyway. When suddenly, as she opened the door, all at once, a German pig, a talkative donkey, a green ogre,

a grand female dragon and a mischevious fairy all yelled out « HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PRINCESS FIONA!!! » after

 which EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEIR JAWS DROPPED, and our heroine ended the story with a quick and

 rather awkward« Oh sorry… to interrupt your evening… Bye 😳«