In Year 4 we have been learning about visiting a cafe this half term. If any if you have holidays booked to Spain then you can rely in these young translators to order your food and drinks!
Since October, Year 5 have been lucky enough to have Suzy Keen, a student from the University of Leeds, supporting in their French lessons. A weekly presence, Suzy has really exemplified where the children could take their languages and the children have really enjoyed having a real-life role model in the classroom. Suzy is now preparing to move abroad after graduation – good luck!
This evening saw the return of our Foreign Film series with a Spanish film this time – Ferdinand. 50 children from years 2-6 enjoyed the film on the big screen with some popcorn and juice refreshments. Judging by the laughter… I think we enjoyed it!
Today we’ve been celebrating European Day of Languages in KS2. As part of this we’ve been sharing and celebrating our languages we speak at home as well as our school languages – French and Spanish!
This week has seen our first two taster sessions for our French and Spanish after school clubs.
We’ve had an amazing response from the children who have been attending.
On Thursday evening we had our first French film night at Allerton.
43 children joined us in the main hall to enjoy this funny film about Nicolas and his friends. We thought the fight in the flower shop was very funny along with Nicolas being pushed along in the car where he’d locked himself in.
Hopefully we will be able to enjoy a similar Spanish event in the next academic year!
We’ve been learning outside in Year 3 Spanish as we learn some basic regular verbs. We’ve been learning about things we can do and responding to questions about whether we can or can’t do them.
We practised our translation skills with partner hunt for common phrases we have learnt this year and played 6 corners to practise our pronunciation.
We have been celebrating refugee week this week across school. In year 6 we have been exploring media portrayal of refugees and asylum seekers as well as using Eoin Colfer’s graphic novel ‘Illegal’ in order to support us to walk in the shoes of a refugee on their journey to safety.
On Friday afternoon we were visited by a speaker from Amnesty International who spoke to us about human rights and the creation of the human rights work as well as how this applies to refugees.