Goodbye to Suzy Keen our student from the University of Leeds

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!

Le Petit Nicolas

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!

Active learning in Year 3 Spanish

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.

Refugee Week – We Cannot Walk Alone

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.

Eoin Colfer’s fantastic graphic novel

What could the people in these images have been saying?

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.