Spanish class communication
Year 9 and 10 Spanish pupils taking part on the trip to Madrid this May received their Penpal letters this week from our partner school in Valdepeñas Spain. The pupils loved receiving the letters which the Spanish pupils had decorated and it showed that handwritten communication is not dead. Pupils are now busy writing replies and also using social media as a platform to practise their Spanish.
Primary Languages INSET
Primary Languages inset was held at Greenbank on Wednesday 28th September. The inset was attended by 20 Primary teachers from across Sefton and Lancashire and the theme was ' Lights, sparkle and celebrations'. We looked at the Programme of Study and ways to implement this. It was a great chance to network and share ideas. We look forward to welcoming you again in Spring.
Language Leaders from Year 10 assist with lessons at St Monica's Catholic Primary School in Bootle.
This week, the French Language Leaders went to St Monica's Catholic Primary School where they delivered a carousel activity about French culture. The Year 6 pupils tasted French foods such as 'saucisson', 'baguettes' and 'pain au chocolat'. The Language Leaders did a cultural quiz and the children had to try and make an Eiffel Tower out of newspaper. The pupils could also dress up and act out a dialogue in French. The leaders have grown in confidence and delivered a memorable afternoon. The class teacher was extremely complimentary about our students thanking us for the afternoon. She overheard one of her students saying.... "this is my best day ever!'"
The girls are a real credit to our school.
Languages Primary Schools Co-ordinator
European Day of Languages
At lunchtime today in the Language Centre a food tasting event was held to celebrate European Day of Languages. Pupils had the chance to taste different foods from countries across Europe including France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece and more, whilst listening to European music. Pupils were given 'Talk to me' stickers and wristbands in different languages to promote and celebrate the day. The event was well attended.
There is a special menu in the school canteen all week, details are displayed around school.
There is also the poster competition running with KS3 classes this week, so please advertise. The title is 'What can languages do for us?'. There are prizes to be won!
Many thanks for all your support.