France

Roar to you all…

Our adventure has begun… Our owners had to cycle from London to the South Coast. When they stopped to say goodbye to England, we sneaked out of the bags and had an ice cream on the beach…

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We then had to get out of England. We took a train that went under the sea called ‘ The Channel Tunnel ‘ to take us to the next country which is France!
The tunnel is about 31 miles long and it takes 30 minutes to get to the other side. Lion was scared that the sea would seep through…but I told him that the tunnel is very deep underground and reinforced. Can you find out more about the Channel Tunnel?

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In France we were surprised to find that things were not the same as in England. I was scared because all the cyclists started to cycle on the right hand side of the road. I thought we were going to have an accident….but then found out that in Europe…people drive on the right hand side of the road. Phew…

Our owners then started using words that I had not heard before. Lion told me that in France, people speak French.
Would you like to learn some:

Bonjour = Hello
Au Revoir = Goodbye
S’il Vous Plait = please
Merci = Thank you
Oui = yes
Non = no
Gauche = Left
Droite = right

0 zéro
1 un
2 deux
3 trois
4 quatre
5 cinq
6 six
7 sept
8 huit
9 neuf
10 dix

Here is a website to help you learn to count in French
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryfrench/numbers0_6/cartoon1.shtml

We learnt all of that when we went to school in France. The school is called l’ecole.

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After school we went cycling through the French Countryside. We passed lots of cemeteries surrounded by fields.

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We found out there had been a huge war called the First World War. Lots of soldiers from all different countries died. These cemeteries celebrate their bravery and remind everyone of the sacrifice they gave.
To find out more about the war click
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/worldwarone/

When the war had finished, the seeds in the ground started to grow and the fields turned red with all the poppy flowers. The red colour reminded people of all the blood that had been spilt on the land.

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This is the memorial in Arras, France.

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It was very quiet while we were cycling. The villages were very quiet and we found that most people were on Summer holiday. Most shops close for 2-3 weeks. Lots of French families like to go camping in their summer holiday? What do you do on your summer holiday?

We enjoyed eating Baguettes with ham and cheese in France. Ham is called ‘jambon’ and cheese is called ‘fromage’. We couldn’t buy it with our British money. We had to use euro’s instead. Can you find out more about Euro’s.

We are now about to leave France. We have to cycle through some large hills called the Ardennes. We say ‘au revoir’ to the French flag and French countryside.

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Goodbye for now……

Lots of roars

Dino and Lion

Things to do:

– make a French flag called ‘tricolor’
– teach your family how to speak in French
-learn to count to 10 in French
– find France on a map and find what the capital city is called.
– learn more about World War I and World War II
– make a poppy out of tissue paper
– design a menu for a French Cafe
– make your own Channel Tunnel for a train to go under
– make a book of ‘how to look after your bike’
– find out more about the different ‘Euro’ money
– make a guide book for Lion and Dino to tell them more information about France.
– learn a French school song

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  1. Claire

    Good luck Dino and Lion – looking forward to seeing what you learn in the next countries! x

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