European Day of Languages 2017

We celebrate European Day of Languages every year in our network.Here are some of the wonderful ways we have explored our theme of "diversity and languages" with our Open Door resources this year.

 

Summer 2017

Great French class singing and dancing at Queen's Park CE

 

Barrowhall CP Year 6 made "sunshine infinitives pictures" on a very warm and sunny day in June

 

Hope Academy had a Spanish Day just before Whit.Irene and Will from Active Lingo helped wih Spanish food tasting and then Masterchef green screening for all 125 KS2 children

 

 

Winwick CE Year 6 had a Friday afternoon French treat lesson at the end of the SATs week.See the tweets below 

 

Queens Park CE St Helens held their own Eurovision Song contest

 

Year 3 at Birchwood CE have been practising fruit flavours and polite requests as part of their Hungry Giant work ... with their own special French sweets too!

 

St Lewis Catholic Primary and Parish CE UKS2 have read an Easter  poem and then written their own Easter French poems using the verb avoir and interesting adjectives

St Margaret's CE Year 5 have created a Paris skyline at night with French descriptions of famous sites in the city.

Nutgrove Methodist CP YR have learnt Incey wincey spider in French and counted all the spiders they could see climbing up and down the drain pipe!

St Ann's Sutton have been busy receiving letters about houses in Spain and writing back to their Spanish penpals in their link school in Malaga

Palacefields Spanish learners have been solving their own "What's for breakfast?" plates after watching the Es Irene breakfast clip.

 

 

Spring 2017

Great acting and performing of Jack and the Beanstalk from Alderman Bolton CP Y4

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Easter puns from Year 6 with Joanne Hornby

 

Markland Hill CP Y5 designed and described in Spanish their own Easter bonnets 

 

Bradshaw CP Year 4 designed their own story books based upon describing aliens to take and share and read with Reception

 

St Basils have been designing and describing dragons in French.

 

Kew Woods CP Year 6 started their block of 4 French and Yoga lessons this week and it seems to be going down really well!

 

St.Michael's Catholic Primary have been awarded the enhancing Primary Languages Development Award for all the school's tremendous work with Spanish

 

Queens Park CE St Helens have been hunting the missing Easter eggs and understanding unfamiliar language

 

Our Lady's Catholic Primary Y4 designed underpants for the "alien family" they have just met in our Ready Made French SOW. This was all part of investigating the story of "aliens in underpants "too.

 

Tyldesley CP created their own "Red Noses" for red nose day .

 

Woolston CP created French books of hearts for Mothers Day

 

 

St Gabriels Y4 have been acting out the physical descriptions of their Gruffalo descriptions.A creative twist,all linked to the Y4 PLN Ready Made Spanish SOW too!

We ,love the independent work and own initiative creation of a diary for the week by one of our Y6 pupils in Spanish

Queens Park CE Shakespeare love poems in French - finished display!

 

Brilliant idea to join in Shakespeare Fortnight at Queen's Park CE- French love poems using the verb to be" in the style of Romeo and Juliet!

 

Winwick CE Year 3 created photo booth pictures to revisit their personal information sentences

 

Winwick CE Year 4 built word skeletons as part fo their Y4 Spring 2 focus on the body in French and there was a special twist! Could they add the missing letters in the nouns?

    

Palacefields CP KS2 have been working on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk in their Spanish language learning

 

Alderman Bolton KS2 listened to French story books on World Book Day and took a vote to find their favourite.

 

Fantastic "Where's Wally?" Year 6 Barrowhall CP lesson looking at prepositions and furniture around the school.

 

Winwick CE Year 5 were visited by their own augmented reality dragon, whilst they worked on their own "How to train your dragon" French rhymes!

 

Queens Park CE Year 6 have been writing witches spells  in French as part of the school's Shakespeare fortnight.

Ravenbank Y6 French display corner looks great! Football pitches with verb "jouer" conjugations and "I love reading " triaramas.Some excellent work .

 

St Benedicts Year 5 made fabulous "I love reading" book corners,using our template triaramas to make their own.

 

St Peter's Catholic Primary Y4 loved making their French versions of Cat in the Hat posters with different animals.

 

Inspired by the book Cat in the Hat, Y3 at Penketh CP have created "alternative book titles" with animals in Spanish for World Book Day.

El día mundial del libro …by Penketh CP Y5  in Spanish language learning.

 

 

"How to train your dragon" :Celebrating World Book Day in Spanish with UKS2 at St Philips CE, Warrington

 

"Aliens in Underpants" to celebrate World Book Day in Spanish with LKS2 from St Philips CE, Warrington

 

Brilliant "I love reading" triaramas to celebrate World Book Day from Nutgrove Methodist CP.

 

French masterchef challenge examples from Cronton CE

Y4 at Our Lady's have created imaginary names for their alien family ,using their knowledge of French phonics.They created names for the family and the planet using phonic sounds they knew and the sounds from numbers and colours

 

Fabulous fruit and adjective work with French brochettes from Cronton CE Year 5

 

Alien creations from Cronton CE

 

Fabulous "Mini Me" letters to French partner school from Y3 St Elphins.

 

Mixed up French animals from Cinnamon Brow CE Year 3

 

Fruit faces and grammar fruit kebabs from Cinnamon Brow CE Year 5 French.

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Fabulous fruit salad recipe writing from Y5 Penketh South CP using writing frame and independent use of bilingual dictionaries to find surprise elements and sequencing words.

 

Love these "conjugating the verb jouer" dream team posters from Ravenbank CP Y6 .Brilliant work!

 

Markland Hill CP Upper Juniors have created their own brilliant alien family guessing games in Spanish .A huge success!

 

Penketh CP Y3 have linked their target language animals and nouns investigations to their school Art week.Plus they have tried to use their new target language verb phrases to express preferences too.

Penketh CP Y6 have been makiung Valentine's cards and investigating nouns in bilingual dictionaries looking for gifts they would love to share !

Barrowhall Y5 have been using knowledge of animals, descriptions and a lonely hearts theme to practise their Spanish this February.

 

Check out Y6 Our Lady's Verb Walk Talk work based on Seurat picture and Pointillism,using our lesson activities from the Art section in Cross curricualr (Teaching Resources ) on VLE.

 

Fantastic writing in French about sports and opinions by Y6 Birchwood CE.

 

Children at St Lewis and St Andrew's CE have been playing dice games to practise their French animal nouns and simple colours to describe the animals

 

Children learning French at St Andrew's CE with Janet W have been busy writing their own Sports stroy cartoon strips- based on our SOW writing sheets.

 

Animal Magic from Y3/4 at Markland Hill CP .

 

Great ways to motivate our younger learners - puppets and the "special French sticker reward tin"  with Y3 at St Basils.

 

Fantastic CPD in school at Queens Park CE St Helens for all staff led by their wonderful MFL coordinator using alsorts of resources including clips from the VLE and the C'est Emilie clips

 

Our Lady's Y5 have been sorting their fruits and vegetables according to similarities in sounds and sound spelling and also categorising nouns as masculine , feminine, singular , plural

 

Bradshaw CP Year 1 have been exploring the Gruffalo .Gwyneth explainsHere are a few pictures from the big book that our Year one class have been working on, all about the Gruffalo. One of our children is half French so we decided to write speech bubbles for the characters in both Spanish and French. The children enjoyed listening for similarities and differences with the words in the two languages"

 

Penketh CP Year 5 have spent time practising sound spelling links,based upon their "at the market" focus.Two great ideas shared below here. 

 

Barrow Hall Year 5 have been practising their knowledge of fruits,vegetables as nouns and the position and agreement of adjectives to describe the fruits. They recorded their work as Yakit4Kids speaking photos

 

St Margaret's Y5 French have been working on their knowledge of masculine, feminine, singular, plural , definite and indefinite articles and nouns. They have made "Fruit Kebabs" to practise the pattern and the change in articles and plural endings on nouns.

 

Children in Year 3 at Alderman Bolton were transfixed to the screen as they saw  one of their French teachers, Emilie, appear on the screen and they joined in with her games and activities about animals. It was animal magic!

  

Palacefield CP have joined the network and their children have celebrated the start of a brand new Spanish language learning career with PLN, by singing and becoming "Spanish language superheroes".

 

 

Delighted that Bruche have achieved the Primary Languages Development Award "Enhancing" standard, to celebrate all the hard work and commitment of the school to Spanish and the skills of learning of a primary foreign language.

Brilliant actions and commands singing with Queens Park CE St Helens children!

 

Town triaramas from Y4 at Queens Park CE

 

Fabulous staff CPD with Joanne Hornby and Northwood CP!

 

Children at Alderman Bolton CP loved seeing Emilie their French teacher on the screen in one of our new French videos!

Janet sharing Network News and network members fantatsic teaching ideas at the Nottingham Conference January 2017.

 

Children Y3 at Queens Park CE St Helens have been exploring simple animal noun sentences with their "animal magic wnads " from our Y3 Ready Made French SoW

 

Y3 and St Gabriel's CP Leigh have been exploring "Animal Magic" with our PLN Ready Made Spanish SOW 

St Basil's and first day back in Year 3 and we had fun playing the Epiphany Crowns Games to revise our numbers in French. Each"Crown" has a number on the front. The photo shows us playing a memory game. The teacher shouts out a number in French. The children have to remember the name of their classmate with that number.

Spanish marking code at Barrowhall .Robert and his classes are using a brand new marking code for Spanish and it is working really well! 

 

 

 

Autumn 2016

Pictures and news from around network schools.....

 

Y6 at Alderman Bolton CP decorated the school Christmas tree with their very own dream house models and extended descriptive sentences, as a final celebration of their house and home focus.

 

 Y5  at St Benedicts had a great time ,writing their own Santa stories to laposte.fr and receiving their competed versions back from French Santa Claus.Magical!

 

 

Year 6 at St Benedicts have been busy using nouns and adjectives to dress their Santas ready for the big day!

 

Year 5 at Barrowhall have been putting together their Santa wishlists .....

Year 4 at Barrowhall have been listening carefully to find out how the stars in the sky are feeling at the moment.Great way to link our "A star is born " resources from LNM meetings and revisit emotions and feelings

 

Birthday wheels to practice months and birthday questions and answers from Markland Hill CP 

 

Yoga with French video clip from St Barnabas CE 

 

Chapelford CP Year French have shared their great monster designs in a corridor display for all to see. 

Talented and Able Y2- Y4 day at Queensgate CP .

Pokemon GO and Spanish at Barrowhall with Year 4 and places in the town.

 

Penketh South and KS1 language club have been making multi-lingual bunting

Coordiantors' CPD afternoon followed by a twilight too in Warrington  and at the same time a local network meeting was taking place in Leigh 

 

St Basil' Catholic Primary have been practising thier months of the year with a Mexican wave as you hear your birthday month in our song. Attention! It gets faster as the song goes on 

 

Pirates Dance in French - from summer conference presentation- in the "real" at Our Lady's Catholic Primary  

Holding a cluster day to for  able language learners at Queens Gate CP

Fireworks , colours , art and performance at Our Lady's Catholic Primary

Thinking carefully about who we are ... Our Lady's Catholic Primary

 

Making our own "spooky story" books based on Haunted House materials at Holy Family

Using Pogba for extended listening on house and home with Y6 French at St Luke's Catholic Primary

 

"Our shared communication wall" - a display to share progress across Y3 to Y6 of progress in writing.Nutgrove Methodist CP

illuminated nouns "just like Blackpool illuminations" from Y3 Nutgrove Methodist CP - part of our LNM ideas this Autumn 2 "Lights,sparkle ,celebrations!"

 

Barrow Hall Y6 put together their daily routine performances ,making sure everyone has porps, a speaking part and acts their part...even getting ready to get wake up!

 

Yoga with French Y3 Queens Park CP taster session, led by associate PLN tutor. 

 

Similariites and differences in Remembrance Day in England and France,St Margaret's CE created their remebrance wreath of red poppies and blue cornflowers- "les coquelicots et les bleuets"

 

Colours, simple independent target language word writing linked tro Elmer at Tarporley CE

 

 

Poppies ,Anna Guerin (accent in the e), In Flanders Field  poem and Monet. Y5 French and English focus.

 

Physical Fireworks :PE and Spanish 

Bradshaw CP PE assistant used the Physical Fireworks with Spanish plan from the network. He isn't a Spanish speaker but he made a real effort to use all the commands and to pronounce them.The children loved this lesson too!  

Bradshaw CP PE assistant used the Physical Fireworks with Spanish plan from the network. He isn't a Spanish speaker but he made a real effort to use all the commands and to pronounce them.The children loved this lesson too!  

Spooky goings on at Markland Hill CP

Games and speaking activities to practise our spookiest language learning with familar language!

Games and speaking activities to practise our spookiest language learning with familar language!

Great Year 3 story writing based on Hungry Caterpillar at St Gabriel's

Year 3 at St Gabriel's learnt Spanish in KS1 as well so they loved creating their own books of a very familiar story at the start of their KS2 language learning.

Year 3 at St Gabriel's learnt Spanish in KS1 as well so they loved creating their own books of a very familiar story at the start of their KS2 language learning.

Writing our own French colour poems at St Benedict's

Great way to use a real French poem and create our own imaginative and creative versions.

Great way to use a real French poem and create our own imaginative and creative versions.

Bonfire Night poems - ready to perform during bonfire night week at St Gabriel's, based on our "Let's sparkle "poems

Love the way the children have used their prior knowledge of key language to create their won verses too!  

Love the way the children have used their prior knowledge of key language to create their won verses too!  

KS1 Spanish at Bradshaw CP create their own animal rhymes

People paper puppets from Ravenbank CP UKS2 French

People from the entire World was the inspirational focus for the UKS2 grammar focus on 3rd person singular present tense verbs. 

People from the entire World was the inspirational focus for the UKS2 grammar focus on 3rd person singular present tense verbs. 

Magical colour mixing with French with our associate teacher,Michelle Hindley and her classes.

Linking languages with Y4 French and our associate teacher,Jayne Dewsnip, for European Day of Languages .

A wonderful book from Mauritius to look for links with the French we are learning to speak and write in our lessons.

A wonderful book from Mauritius to look for links with the French we are learning to speak and write in our lessons.

Celebrating European Day of Languages by flying off to the target language country at St Barnabas CE

French KS1 rockets launching language club this year at Penketh CP 

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