This week we have been celebrating European Day of Languages with Madame Jordan and Mrs Davey. Mrs Jordan teaches French across Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust. European Day of Languages is a special day for linguists to celebrate the variety of different languages spoken across Europe. On Thursday we learnt about why it is important to learn other languages, and then we read the Hungry Caterpillar in French. We were impressed with how the children used their ‘language detective’ skills to understand the text, and how well they joined in with actions and some of the words. The children then created their own page of the hungry caterpillar, with some children using bi-lingual dictionaries to look up new items of food. We now have some lovely French work displayed in the hall on ‘la chenille qui fait des trous’.
The children have been researching different French speaking countries and have made some fantastic posters to display at school. In particular we were impressed with Riley, Ethan, Kalem and Isla’s posters. The work was beautifully presented and included facts about rivers, capital cities and the population figures. In class 2, Heidi, Aria, Cayden and Milo produced vibrant posters on Canada, Madagascar, France and Mali. Bravo tout le monde (well done everyone!)