03 Oct International Languages Day
Our first Languages Day was a real success thanks to our fabulous team of volunteers and visitors
At Norton Ms Fabre got everyone started with a French lesson. We then had Spanish with Matt and Adi from the University of Bath. Children had quizzes, looked at countries on the map and learnt a few words and songs. Tanya taught both classes the Ukrainian alphabet and helped the children to make English and Ukrainian flags.
Over at Rode Jamel and Vinnie got us off to a great start with Filipino. Year 3 had Natalie Bowler who shared a Miffy book by Dick Bruna in Dutch, talked about the significance of the colour orange, the names and sounds of animals and shared a tasty treat of sprinkles on toast and Munten Drops. We were lucky to have South African Jacques and Bulgarian Vanessa from the University of Bath. Vanessa showed us beautiful beaches of the Black Sea, Bulgarian pottery and special spices. She taught us some basic phrases such as ‘How are you?’. Jacques taught us the German name for traditional clothes, showed us the German flag and we learnt how to say ‘Hello, Good Morning, How are you?’ and ‘Thank you’. We then had a quiz to test our knowledge. Our own Yuliia aided by Mark and Albina, proudly told us about Ukraine. Mark spoke with great fondness about his home city of Odessa, the beaches and the beautiful nature in his country. If that wasn’t enough, we finished the day with a demonstration of French cookery and language from Julien. Everyone helped to make a crepe, toss a crepe and eat a crepe. The year 4’s had an extra treat: the option of trying snails! George and Albina’s faces say it all in the photos.