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KS2 children at Watermoor experience a weekly French session with either Mrs Roberts or Mrs Stockwell. Our pupils are taught to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding;
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words;
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help;
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures;
  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases;
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences;
  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing;
  • appreciate French stories, songs, poems and rhymes;
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary;
  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly;
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing;
  • understand basic French grammar.

European Day of Languages - Thursday 24th September 2015:

 

Today, the children had the chance to learn German, French, Italian and Spanish throughout the special day, taking part in fab activities, playing fun games as well as trying some of the tradional foods from those countries.

 

 

ESPANA

ESPANA 1 Ninos and ninas
ESPANA 2 Hola!
ESPANA 3 Simon says in Spanish.
ESPANA 4 Que?
ESPANA 5 Gracias!

Bonjour!

 

In the Fireflies with help from Barnaby Bear we found out all about France. Barnaby Bear helped us to find out how we could travel to France and we made our very own French flags. We learnt how to say hello, goodbye and thank you in French.

 

For snack time, we tasted some french baguette, croissants and chocolate crepes. The food was very yummy. Some children then made their very own Eiffel Tower using the wooden blocks.

 

Au Revoir!

Deutschland - Germany

Guten tag. Wie gehts?

We practised greeting each other and learning to say 'Hallo' and 'Auf Wiedersehn'. Frau Stockwell introduced us to Die Spinnenfamilie on 'Grow Story Grow' - we all agreed that we liked Bill the best.

Frau Stockwell showed us Cirencester on the map and said 'Ich wohne in Cirencester' which means 'I live in Cirencester'. We talked about the different ways we could travel to Germany: by train, car, ferry and aeroplane. We located Berlin, Germany's capital city, on a map and we noticed that lots of cities in Germany have airports, including Berlin, Hanover, Leipzig and Munich.

Frau Stockwell taught us how to introduce ourselves using 'Ich heisse...' and we learned a catchy song called 'Wie heist du?'

We then built a human German number line  and we learned 'Die Zahlen' from 1 to 10 and sang a song to help us to remember them in order.

Our German tour finished with a delicious sample of Lebkuchen, spiced German gingerbread, which is often bought and eaten at German Christmas street markets, die Weihnachtsmarkts. Das schmeckt gut.

Deutschland:

Deutschland: 1
Deutschland: 2
Deutschland: 3
Deutschland: 4
Deutschland: 5

Italia

We travelled to Italy where they learned how to say Good Morning/Good Afternoon - Buon Giorno! We also discovered that Italy is shaped like a boot, kicking a ball and we were all able to find it on the map. We looked at the Italian flag. Miss Freeman and Mr Stone explained that some people believe the three colours on the Italian flag represent different things; the green is the hills and fields, the white is the snow of the Alps and the red is the blood that was spilt during the Italian Wars of Independence. We even discussed the coliseum and we tried to imagine what would have happen there many years ago.

We made our own Italian flags, and coloured them in verde, bianco, and rosso; we made pasta necklaces and we tried some Antipasto. Antipasto is the food that is eaten before a meal in Italy - we had Salami, Prosciutto, Green and Black Olives (some of us loved these, but some of us hated them!), Mozzarella, and Tomatoes and Basil. Overall, we thought the Italian food was DELICIOUS!

Ciao!

Italia! Mama Mia!

Italia! Mama Mia! 1 Spaghetti Towers
Italia! Mama Mia! 2 Spaghetti Towers
Italia! Mama Mia! 3 Pasta Necklaces
Italia! Mama Mia! 4 Pasta Necklaces
Italia! Mama Mia! 5 Antipasto
Italia! Mama Mia! 6 The Italian Flag
Italia! Mama Mia! 7 More Pasta Necklces
Italia! Mama Mia! 8 Ciao, Italia!
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