KS2 children at Watermoor experience a weekly French session. Our pupils are taught to:
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.
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.
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!