Click on the images to discover these new teaching resources on the theme of All About Me for French and Gaelic. These resources are ideal for helping learners achieve second level experiences & outcomes.
Last Wednesday (19th May), some of the children from Dunoon Primary ELC set out on an ad venture. They were going on a bear hunt at the Bishops Glen! Before they fully embarked on their journey they wanted to hide the first of their painted “shanarri calamari” stones. These evolved from the Cowal P1 transition programme promoted by the Early Years Team and after carefully painting images on stones found on the beach, the children wanted to hide them throughout the Dunoon community for people to find. They were keen for folk to let them know if the stones had been found by letter, email or posting a picture on our school Facebook page and have already had their first response. This year’s P1 transition topic, based around the 8 SHANARRI wellbeing indicators of SAFE, HEALTHY, ACHIEVING, NURTURED, ACTIVE, RESPECTED, RESPONSIBLE and INCLUDED is going really well at Dunoon ELC. Thanks to the Early Years Team for gifting each setting with a toy octopus – we named ours “Rocky” and he has played a huge part in the fun and learning opportunities supporting each of our children as they make the journey from Nursery to Primary One. With the first stone suitably placed, the children continued on their adventure. They trampled through “long wavy grass,” waded through “a deep cold river,” squelched through “thick oozy mud” and searched through “a big dark forest” until, after much excitement, they eventually found A BEAR! We would like to extend a massive thanks to Andy at Chainsaw Craft for donating our fabulous bear – our little ones were so excited to find him. To top it all the children enjoyed a bear hunt themed Bookbug session in the woods at the Bishops Glen celebrating Bookbug week (17th – 23rd May 2021) and Bookbug’s Big Splash. . . . . . . . . The sun was shining and it truly was a beautiful day!
Lovely to see all the happy faces from around the authority!
Home Languages Category:
1st Prize– Olivia Baryla, P5, Dunoon Primary School
2nd Prize– Noor Rashid, P7, Rhu Primary School
3rd Prize– Kyle Welsh, P2, Hermitage Primary School
Learning Languages Category:
1st Prize– Darcy Cameron, P6, Sandbank Primary School
2nd Prize– The Maclean family, Bunessan Primary School
3rd Prize– Seren Johnston, P4, Bunessan Primary School
Special Merit Awards for Alfie Murray, Melchior Barbottin, Evelyn Taylor and Olivia Le Good in P2 at Hermitage primary School and Calum and Sophie Paterson and Acacia and Emmanuelle Maclean from Bunessan Primary School.
Well done everyone!
Click on the image to discover an engaging French resource for Early and First Level with a Spring & Growing theme. (Greetings, Life cycles, farm animals, fruit & Vegetables) Here is the link to share for family learning- https://bit.ly/FrenchSpringGrowing
Follow the links to find out more about all the upcoming professional learning opportunities
6 week Gaelic Course (Commencing Thursday, 29th April, 3.45-4.45pm) Eventbrite Link
4 week follow on Spanish Course (Commencing Wednesday 28th April, 4-5.30pm) Eventbrite link
Differentiation Strategies and Multi-Composite Class Approaches (Monday 10th May, 3.45-4.45pm) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/148193152709
Ensuring Progression in Language Learning (Monday, 17th May, 3.45-4.45pm) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/148194390411
Celebrating Achievements in Languages (Monday, 24th May, 3.45-4.45pm) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/148195523801
Every day during Languages Week Scotland a Daily Challenge is set by the Deputy First Minister.
This virtual learning room can be shared with families to learn together at home. If you wish to share the classroom as a link please use the following link- https://bit.ly/SecondLevelFrenchClassroom
Click HERE to discover some fantastic Christmas resources for French, Gaelic and a little bit of Spanish.
Click directly on the image to enter the French virtual Christmas scene.
Celebrating Christmas through Languages Sway. Lots of teaching ideas that can be used in any language.
Gaelic Christmas resources from Gaidhlig nan Og.
Explore the new Family Learning resource HERE. This can be shared with your families for home learning.
Join us for the launch event of this new and exciting, online resource on Tuesday 1st December, 4-5pm on Microsoft Teams in Glow.
You can register for the Launch Event HERE
Share with parents and learners designed for family learning and homework.
Click HERE to learn more
4 week Spanish beginners’ course starting Thursday 12th November, 3.45-5pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Stand alone Webinars
Using Gaelic to Support Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing – Thurs 5th Nov, 4-5pm, Register HERE
Learning German with songs- Thursday 5th November, 4-5.30pm, Register HERE
The film festival for young audiences is virtual this year and schools from across Scotland can access the short film selection for free. The films will be available from the 17th October-1st November. To access the films online register your interest by emailing email@example.com.
Rhu Primary School celebrated the diversity of European countries and Languages for European Day of Languages. Take a look at the fantastic P6 video which showcases this diversity.
The European Day of Languages (EDL) is celebrated on 26 September each year.
If you’re looking for inspiration SCILT has compiled lots of ideas for primary, secondary and parents & families on the SCILT EDL page
Please send any photographs celebrating this event to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will share on this blog.