As a recognition of good behaviour , we had planned to play hide and seek in the forest. We couldn’t have had better weather for it, or more fun. Ms Scanlan managed to catch everyone, except for Koll. It wasn’t as easy as we thought, some of the P7s are excellent at hiding!
Just before that we planted a few more trees and we saw lots more frogs again. The pond has filled up with water from all the recent rain.
This week to link with our biodiversity life cycles topic, we made a display in French of the Hungry caterpillar – ‘La chenille qui fait des trous’. Ms Scanlan was very impressed by all the French accents and the lovely drawings.
What a lovely first full week back. It has been great to see everyone again and we have done so much this week and had lots of fun.
After seeing all the frogs around the pond we have been drawing / making and talking about animals in French. This afternoon we had a look at all the tree species and have been classifying and identifying them all for our Biodiversity topic.
On Monday 16th we had our first Spanish lessons with Mr Harpe. It was really interesting to see how different to French Spanish sounds. We learnt some basic phrases, including greetings, and introducing ourselves and said where we live. Next week we’ll be learning the Spanish alphabet.
This afternoon we had a great time trying a few traditional French foods, that our Cannes pen pals eat. We tried baguettes, Camembert, Brie, Boursin, blue cheese, green and black olives, croissants, chocolate crepes and profiteroles .
Tryphena, Joanna, Mirrin and Faith helped to set everything out and kept everyone fed!
It was great to see lots of the class trying new foods and even enjoying them!
We received some more lovely cards from our French pen pals. This time they told us all about the festivals that they have at this time of year. We are writing back to tell them all about SMUHA and the other UHAs in Shetland.
This week Suzy Drogy-Meier and Yann Gueyffier from Cannes came to visit our school on Tuesday and Wednesday. They really enjoyed their visit and loved meeting the class and all the staff. They visited lots of classes and enjoyed working with the children, having conversations in French, reading books and helping our class write to their new pen pals in French. We’re looking forward to working together this year.
During the first week of the holidays Ms Scanlan travelled with a group of teachers from Shetland to work with colleagues in Cannes, France. She visited École communale Jacqueline de Romily and met the class who will be pen pals with our class. This evening the French teachers arrived in Shetland and will be visiting our school on Wednesday and Thursday.
Primary 5/6 and 6/7 will be writing to their new friends soon and finding out all about France.
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