European Day of Languages
European Day of Languages 25th September 2020
The whole school enjoyed taking part in the European Day of Languages. Children loved learning about different countries and languages through games, songs and practical activities, as well as through online learning as part of Lingotot’s Free Online Languages Festival. What a fun day!
In Reception, children focused their learning around the countries of Poland and Ukraine. They learnt about where these countries are in the world and then used cutting and sticking skills to create their own flags. The children also learnt some colours in Polish before colouring in their own rainbows.
Children in Year 1 took part in a range of activities throughout the day, after starting the morning off by saying ‘Hello’ to one another in different languages, including the Russian ‘Privyet!’ (pree-vyet). Year 1 then transformed into Spanish Superheroes and described themselves using Superhero powers in Spanish! In the afternoon, children became French Pirates and enjoyed playing a Pirate game, complete with actions to match commands given.
In year 2, children took part in a range of activities based on the Lingotot virtual online sessions. Children had fun learning how to say the names of Minecraft characters in Spanish, how to greet each other in German as well as how to describe their families in Arabic! One of the children also brought in work from home to share some Spanish that she had learnt.
Children in Year 3 learned how to sing Happy Birthday in Spanish. They created birthday cards with the message ‘Feliz Cumpleanos’ and learnt how to say how old they are in Spanish using Spanish numbers. In addition, children ‘visited’ famous Spanish landmarks using Google Earth and created their own posters about these landmarks using Pic Collage on the iPads.
In Year 4, children focused on the Spanish language. They joined in with a Lingotot virtual assembly and became Spanish Super heroes! Year 4 learned how to say numbers to 10 in Spanish with Sergio Agüero and also learnt some of the Spanish colours to create a rainbow on Seesaw.
To revise the KS2 French Focus vocabulary, Year 5 created board games for younger children using the French Focus questions and answers. They showed brilliant respect in order to listen and create their games collaboratively. Year 5 also used the iPads to revise how to talk about their likes and dislikes in French.
In Year 6, children revised key questions, answers and phrases in French. They enjoyed playing games, singing songs and completing activities based on their learning from online sessions by Lingotot. Year 6 covered a range of topics throughout the day and then pulled all of their learning together to create their own mini French dictionaries.