Les Puces CEO attending trade talks with the Moroccan Minister for Education in Rabat
Here we display the artwork and craft creations from our clever 'Puces' from all the different classes. Our Teachers will want you to be on this page so work hard and learn fast and you could be a 'Premier Puce'.
Have a look in the garden below
A serious business
Beautifully coloured eggs
A finished Spring garland
Crazy Chick creations
Spring Half Term
Garlands to go!
Tissue flower factory
The most amazing tissue flower
The Spring term brought out the creative side of our Puces as they constructed, coloured and stuck together all the component parts of our Spring garland. Crazy googly eyed chicks, multi coloured felt flowers, bells, eggs and tissue blooms all pegged onto our special Les Puces ribbon to make a festive bunting to hang up for Easter at home! Well done to everyone for such lovely creations!
Les Puces in the Kingdom of Morocco
Close up colouring
Our founder and CEO Mandie, joined a high level educational trade mission to the kingdom of Morocco, with the aim of taking Les Puces to North Africa to teach English and French. With meetings and visits in Casablanca and the capital Rabat, Mandie met the Minister for Education, the British Ambassador and many other important people in Moroccan education. We hope that the contacts she made on this trip will lead to the Les Puces method being used to teach in pre-schools and primary schools across Morocco.
International University of Rabat
Le Casablanca Hotel
The London Academy
British Ambassador and Moroccan Education Minister
Moroccan newspaper article
The famous Rick's Cafe Casablanca
Children and teachers at the London Academy
Colouring the TV film
Yes we have our new books!
Future animators at work.
A high level programming meeting at Les Puces TV studio
Now I can't remember, are tree trunks green?
The 'What colour is the sky' half term had everyone making their own Les Puces TVs. First they made the 'programme' film reel to go inside; colouring and embellishing the story from the book. Then they made up the TVs with lots of discussion about how old TVs had actual buttons and a tuning dial! Then in the Les Puces TV workshops the TVs were ready to roll with our puces telling the story from the book in their own (French) words! Fantastic projects, well done everyone!
A whole class of fantastic TVs
Come on you are kidding! TVs don't have buttons!
Telling the story using the TV
Brilliant TV's from this class!
Puces proudly showing off their Les Puces TVs
What colour is the Sky- Make It Project
Making a Les Puces TV!
A Spring class in action
Colouring with Dad
Hop to it!
Little Beast under the sea
The finished project - have a look inside!
Les Puces is for all the family
Careful it's a secret scene
A winning smile for the finished project- well done!
Little Beast under the sea was an amazing half term with a great book, swimmingly good song and fantastic Make It Project. The secret under sea 3D scene was a real hit, and you all did so well colouring and constructing the project. Here are some of the highlights of the photos sent in by your teachers! It's lovely to see you all having so much fun! Keep up the good work and well done to everyone; teachers and puces!
A whole class of treasure faces!
A busy class
Concentration for the project top
Les Puces 2018 training day
& Christmas Lunch
Our venue: The Tunbridge Wells Hotel on the historic Pantiles
Les Puces Founder, Mandie Davis, chats to our first franchisee: Les Puces Hampshire Director, Josephine Miller
Les Puces choreographer Katie Spicer shows us the moves!
Best class award winner for 2018 Maitresse Phoebe Paynter won a holiday in France
After a fast moving and informative training day the teachers and Les Puces staff sat down for a lovely Christmas lunch. This year we had a really big table as Les Puces just keeps growing!
Our 20th published book!
We just looked down the page on the playground and found the picture of our first ever published book, The Cheeky Crow! Wow! It feels like only yesterday, and here we are publishing bilingual book No 20. What an achievement! Congratulations to everyone at Les Puces: writers, illustrators, translators, and editors for your tremendous creative efforts and believing that we could do it! Here's looking forward to this year's 3 new books!
Petit Paul veut être Père Noël
Christmas half term
.....the stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. Petit Paul wished big this half term as he wanted to be Father Christmas! We also wished big with the Make it Project to create a fantastic A3 pop up scene from the book complete with Father Christmas's legs dangling down the chimney! This was our most ambitious project to date and took a lot of careful cutting, colouring and sticking. The results, however, were worth all the pre-Christmas hard work and turned out to be simply stunning! Well done to all of you, teachers and pupils, for such fantastic projects! Here are a few of the many pop up projects you created.
......and finally did anyone make the Christmas star biscuits that were on the recipe on the back of the project folder? Pictures please!
Autumn- A Woodland Walk.
What creatures did you find in the woods?
A beautiful vocab sheet!
A veritable vocab sheet factory!
Matching up the animals with our
Les Puces pairs cards
An intense 3 player game in progress!
The Autumn term was great fun learning about woodland creatures and following the children on their woodland walk. You all completed a great vocabulary sheet and then customised and played the Woodland Walk Game! Here are some of the results from around our Les Puces Classes! Well played everyone!
Personalising a game board
So where shall we put the start line?
Les Puces Hampshire
A lovely end to the term in Horsham!
I roll the dice....I move....I win!!!!!!
Brighton board games!
Tonbridge end of term games!
Summer - Cool song for hot summer!
The Summer Term was a riot of colourful worksheets and project cards, a beautiful story and a catchy song to rap along with. We followed Leo the puppy and the children on a day out to the beach and learned lots of summer vocabulary. Well dome everyone and enjoy Summer!
'Les Puces Summer Style '
Dancing to the
A busy Les Puces Hampshire class
Summer project bags to take home
Les Puces - Illustrator'sVisit
One of Les Puces's talented illustrators, Agatha O'Neill, the creator of Arty, recently visited Bishop Chavasse Primary School to read the Arty on Safari book to the children and sign books for everyone! It was a great opportunity for artist and children to meet up and be inspired!
ARTY on safari!
Oh what fun we had on the latest Arty adventure off on Safari in Africa!
Soleil, Savana and Suricates! We made our own lotto cards and played Safari Lotto! Special colour-in story books and crazy worksheets gave everyone a chance to be Arty too! What do Suricates actually eat? and what is a Lionpardcat!
The Cheeky Crow - Weather
A big hello to the new Cobham class Puces proudly showing off their boxes of weather. You have done a great job there, beautifully decorated! Here is a special gold star for all of you from the Cheeky Crow himself! Caw Caw to Luella!
Wild winter weather tried to disrupt the Cheeky Crow but he always manages to get out of a scrape! Meanwhile in the warm our Puces have been making their 3D 'Box of Weather', and what a fantastic job you have all done. Cutting colouring and decorating. We love the box tops showing your favourite weather and the 3D landscape. The Cheeky crow loves them all!
The Other Way into Town
Fantastic Christmas cards beautifully coloured in for the Other Way into Town half term 'Make It Project'! Our exotic bedside flickering lanterns were a great hit and were expertly decorated and then put together by all the classes. We hope you have a flickering fireside Christmas and enjoy the festive holidays. Joyeux Noël!
The first half term of the new year and we started with the 'My Body' Make It Project which was the 'All about me' wheel and a half life-sized figurine poster with all the parts of the body marked on it! Great for putting on your bedroom wall at home to remember all the vocabulary. It's amazing how artistic our Puces are and the wheels and figurines all looked so good after you had got to work on them! Well done everyone we particularly love the wild hair!! Gold stars for Ted and Farah!
Arty on the farm
Arty the 'arty' cat is very proud of all your amazing artwork this half term. He loves the coloured peg animals you all made and the fields you decorated for them. He also loved the colourful farm sticker scene.....except that he might have done it a bit differently!!! He is going to find it hard to choose which photo he should put in his gallery. Perhaps he should frame them all! Well done to everyone you have worked really hard!
Petit Paul goes to school
Oh wow! you have all been soooo busy across the Les Puces region completing the classroom sticker sheet and vocabulary sheet for this term's 'Make It Project'. We loved the teachers' lanyards and the very neat way you have filled in the vocabulary sheet, but who are those mysterious children in the Crawley class? Gold stars for everyone!
Trees of Love
For the 'My Family' half term we have had lots of great pictures of you with your bilingual books and 'Trees of Love' Make It Projects. We are quite overwhelmed by the beautiful pictures you have drawn and the decorations on the trees. Congratulations everyone. Keep up the good work!
Ace Pizza Chefs
Here are some of our top pizza chefs! That's Hugo making a real 'Charlie' pizza with his mum Aude (Gold star award for you two!). Below are some of our Puces with their carefully constructed Make It Projects. They look fantastic well done everyone.
Horsham Class -
Charlie Rabbit Pizza
Horsham Class showing off the pizzas that their Puces have coloured. Those pizza boxes certainly look colourful! Well done everyone, send us a picture of the finished pizzas please
Our 3rd Annual Les Puces Training Day was held at the Royal Wells Hotel in Tunbridge Wells on 19th February. Our new teachers received expert training and briefings about the company, as well as learning the new songs and having Lunch overlooking the town.
Cheeky Crow worksheets completed by Charlotte and Chloe at their Tunbridge Wells private Saturday Class. Well done both of you and you get a gold star each!
The Cheeky Crow term at Maidenbower School in Crawley, with Maitresse Sonia. The class are proudly showing off their books and working hard at some worksheets with the help of their parents (who are always welcome at our classes). Well done everyone!
'Autumn' at the busy Tunbridge Wells Saturday Class with Maitresse India. Everyone was busy completing worksheets and make-it projects and then settled down for story time. Below is a completed worksheet from Taia who earn herself a 'premier puce' award. Keep up the good work everyone!
This term we are studying Autumn and here is the Les Puces after-school class at Balfor School in Brighton. Maitresse Cecile is reading from one of our special teachers books and asking lots of questions. Our students can only see the picture so it's a challenge to remember the vocabulary!
It's lovely to see so many happy, smiling faces, well done Balfor Class!
This term we are studying Autumn and everyone has one of the new Autumn bilingual books to take home. Here are some pictures of our students.
Maitresse India with the Tunbridge Wells Saturday class at the top, and students at the Balfour School Brighton class at the bottom. Well done and keep studying everyone. Can you please send some photos of the Lotto! for the playground.
Lentil and bean mosaics from one of the worksheets of the À Table, half term. Anticlockwise; TW private class, Maidstone class and Holbourough Lakes in Snodland class. You can also see the 'Les Puces Restaurant - Menu' which every one gets to take home as part of the 'Make it' project. It has 5 super activity ideas for the summer holidays on the back. Well done everyone!
This is Sula from our Maidstone class with her completed spring house. This was the 'make it' project for the spring term. An eggcelent house Sula well done!
Maitresse India at the Tunbridge-Wells Saturday Class helping complete a worksheet from the 'Spring' half term. They went on to make these very colourful nests with cute chicks. Well done everyone keep up the good work
Jessica from the Horsham class with her Petit Paul dress-up figure and clothes chest.
The Pirate Queen (Maitresse Cecile) and her 'subjects' from the Brighton Village Friday class!
Sula in pirate mask from the King's Hill class
Les Puces is Finalist at the Kent Invicta Business Awards 2016. Up against multi million pound businesses, Mandie Davis, founder of Les Puces, scoops a coveted 'Finalist' award in the Entrepreneur of the Year category. We at Les Puces HQ are thrilled to be recognised in such a competitive field. Way to go Mandie and congratulations to all our talented team members.
This is Bo from the
T-Wells Saturday class with her coloured in clothes for Paul, pirate mask and clothes chest. Don't look sad Bo there are great things to do in the 'Spring' half term starting very soon.
This is Bo from the
Check out Bilal from the new Maidstone Class trying to win the 'washing machine' game! It's part of the 'Petit Paul Firefighter' half term, learning about clothes. Keep up the good work Bilal!
This class is on a Tuesday morning.
This is Catherine (from the new Saturday Class at the Camden Centre, Tunbridge Wells) with her fantastic life size make it project. Is that you on the left or right Catherine? Either way you win a gold star for such good work. This was part of the 'My Body' half term.
Francis and Georgia from a Brighton class show off their crowns and feve from a Galette des Rois. If you won one at a lesson why not send us your photo. Well done to you all.