I hope everyone is keeping safe and well in these very strange times. I have been so hugely impressed by the enthusiasm and brilliant attitude to learning that I have seen throughout the school in French lessons. We have been learning about Remembrance Day and how it is celebrated in France, with cornflowers rather than poppies as a symbol of honour. Every class worked on some really tricky translation work, and made some lovely pictures to show the new words we have learned together. Children in Year 5 also made some fantastic silhouette art for our display in the corridor.
Year 6 are really excited to have new penfriends in France. We have already exchanged several letters and our children made their penfriends in France a Halloween bookmark. Halloween isn't very popular in France. The teacher and I are in regular contact via email, and we have planned some really exciting projects for Christmas and hopefully a Zoom call with France. The lockdown in France is much stricter than it is here, and the children and staff all have to wear masks at school, even during lessons.
The BBC have a brand new French page on their website, full of excellent games, songs and other activities. If you are working from home at any time, or simply fancy practicing some more French, here is the link- there is so much to choose from!
There is also a new Youtube channel called Blabber Beasts that has a couple of great songs for younger children, and there will be more appearing soon. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPC00WKsUIw-ED9nNfjTHSw
There are home learning activites on each classes' Teams page too, to keep you busy if you are off school.
If you have any questions about French, RE or Global Learning at Highfields, please email me at any time.
Mrs Z Hayes.