French, Music, and a lot of fun

April 28, 2015

The students from year 4 were recently invited to join an exciting carnival experience. It was the Carnival of the Animals!!!!

The topic of the French lesson was based on the piece of music composed by Camille Saint-Saëns. Each song for ‘Carnival of the Animals’ was written for a particular animal. The composer did a fantastic job of imitating the spirit of each animal with his music. The children had the chance to ask and answer questions about animals and describe them.

Extracts from ‘Carnival of the Animals’ were played and the students tried to guess what animals the composer represented in each piece. It was amazing to imagine the lions roaring, the hens clucking, the mules braying, the dancing elephant, and the bouncy kangaroos.