Apr 032017
 

Pupils became teachers for the afternoon at Southend Primary. Parents, Guardians and members of the community had taster sessions on writing newspapers reports, creating Animations, making Power Points, designing Rennie McIntosh screen prints, experiencing the thinking behind BMT and having fun learning about the weather in French.

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Mar 302017
 

Well done to the P5 class of Dunoon Primary School for winning the P5-7 category of the national French drama competition (Concours pour la francophonie). To celebrate their success, the P5 class were invited to a special event for all the national winners for ‘Le jour de la Francophonie’ (International Francophonie Day) on the 17th March at the University of Edinburgh.Their winning performance was based on an interdisciplinary learning project about the Titanic.

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Feb 102017
 

dps-french-winners-feb-2017Dunoon PS Primary 5 joint first winners of Le concours de la francophonie 2017!

Dunoon Primary School are delighted to announce that P5 Mrs Wakefield’s class have just discovered that they have achieved joint first place in the P5-P7 Category of Le Concours de la francophonie 2017!!

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Jan 302017
 

drama-2La Concours de la francophonie
Well done to the P5 class of Dunoon Primary School for winning the regional final of the French Drama competition. The class were involved in an interdisciplinary learning project about the Titanic. They then developed a French drama linked with this project and sang a traditional French song about a sailor and the sea. Their winning entry can be seen HERE . They have now been entered into the national final. We wish them every success in the next stage of the competition.

Jan 302017
 

12-languagesDiscover the latest edition of the Argyll & Bute 1+2 Languages Newsletter. This contains all the most recent updates on resources, training and innovative language projects. You will have received a copy from your school enquiries or alternatively you can click HERE

Jan 252017
 

lismore-goes-alpine-3To get the New Year off to a flying start Lismore Primary School had a “French Alpine Ski Week” to celebrate all things alpine and wintry! We have taken the overall theme in French of the alpine year and have a large changing display in the classroom. This week, we imagined we were all off skiing to the French Alps!

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Nov 012016
 

s5_logoTake a look at the http://www.growstorygrow.com/  for some great French stories you can use in your classroom. These topical stories suitable for upper primary school. You will find the Guy Fawkes story under the French list of stories.
The Remembrance Day story is in the English list of stories (No.33) because it is a mixture of English, French and German. This is a moving story about war and those who died. It is particularly poignant because it illustrates how we all experience the same emotions no matter what our nationality.

Oct 252016
 

whylearnalanguageThere are lots of new exciting resources and upcoming training and events to help you deliver language learning in your classroom. You will find all the information under the following headings in the recent Argyll and Bute 1+2 Languages Newsletter HERE

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Aug 232016
 

Blog PictureTake a look at the recent edition of the Argyll & Bute 1+2 Languages Newsletter. This latest edition is full of useful information for practitioners. You can learn about all the resources for teaching languages which are available within the authority. You can also find out who can provide training and support for teaching languages.

Please click here to see the 1+2 Newsletter

Mar 082016
 

Bowmore Heavenly ChoirOn Monday 7th March, 22 very excited children took the bus up to our Gaelic College to be part of the opening celebrations of Bowmore’s Lunch Club. This new club has been set up by Gill Chasemore who invited our choir to sing as part of the ceremony.
They sang a toe-tapping selection, including their Mod winning entry Puirt à Beul!
All club members enjoyed the performance as well as all the other visitors at the college. The choir and their conductor, Alison Gray, enjoyed not one but two rounds of applause – and they deserved it!

Feb 242016
 

Garelochhead French Cafe 1Primary 3/2 at Garelochhead PS opened a French café for their families. Everyone had a job to do, some children were waitresses, some were chefs and some were kitchen hands. The children all had to apply for their jobs and speak in French to the customers. It was a great success and the class raised an amazing £73 for Cancer Research UK.

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Dec 182015
 

Furnace and Minard McTivityThe children of Minard and Furnace Primaries performed their version of the Nativity on Wednesday the 16th to friends and families in a packed out Minard village hall.

The show was called ‘The McTivity’ as it tells the Christmas story in Scots. The children had been studying the Scottish language and enjoyed writing stories in Scots. Finding the ‘McTivity’ to perform was a good follow up drama activity.

Dec 102015
 

Dalintober P7 SBW 4Pupils in Dalintober PS and ELCC recognised and celebrated Scottish Book Week through a whole-school project which culminated in a ‘Sharing Our Learning’ assembly. Activities included reading and voting on the finalised books for the book awards, ‘Dress as your favourite book character’, reading and creating Scots’ texts and researching the history of Scots’ language and the meanings of key words and phrases.

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Nov 102015
 

Hermitage PS Technologies challenge 2015Bringing their interdisciplinary topic to a close, Primary 7 pupils at Hermitage Primary School took part in their Technology Challenge presentation evening on Wednesday 4th November.
Incorporating Technologies, Maths, Language, Science and PSD, the Technology Challenge required pupils to work in cooperative groups to plan and design a working electrical vehicle which was supported by a good business plan. Their progress had to be recorded in form of a booklet and a Keynote presentation.
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