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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.
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.
La 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.
Discover 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
To 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!
On Thursday 15th December, Colgrain Pre-5 Unit entertained their families and friends with their Hansel and Gretel sing-along. The talented boys and girls played a variety of instruments to accompany each song. Following the story they also shared a French song called Père Noël, Away in a Manger, Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Mummies and Daddies had tea, coffee and a taste of the wonderful gingerbread stars made by the children. The show was enjoyed by all – especially the boys and girls!
French Christmas Stories available at HERE
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Take 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.
There 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
“On Monday, 26th September, Tayvallich Primary School was full of bright colours and laughter. It was European Language Day and each child and staff-member was dressed from head-to-toe in the bright colours of a chosen European flag. We all said which country we represented and some even had found out the Capital city of their country! The classroom was decorated with the colourful flags of Europe; balloons with Spanish colour words; and information boards with a variety of different language posters.”
Take 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.
On Thursday 28th April, we hosted a Gaelic Open Afternoon to share our learning with our families and friends! Each class’s IDL had a Gaelic theme – whether it was historical or cultural!
Gaelic songs were sung, Gaelic stories were told. Lots of lovely art work illustrated the stories children had been learning about! The Gaelic tradition of the belief in the fairy world was explored – there was even a glittery fairy garden in the grounds of BPS! Many children are going home to create their own.
On the 23rd of March Southend Primary School held an Open Afternoon to share their learning with parents and carers. There were five stations, and we were each in charge of one of these, using our knowledge to teach parents and carers. These stations included, Reciprocal Reading, Garageband, Origami bookmark making, screen printing and food and health. At the Reciprocal Reading station the parents were given the roles required for this and had to carry out that specific role when reading the text.
On 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!
Primary 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.
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.
Pupils 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.