Welcome back to a new exciting year of language learning. Our new school building is looking bright and fresh, but feels as though it needs some decoration. With this in mind, the whole school will be celebrating European Languages Day on September 26th, by learning some words and phrases in a range of different languages, and then decorating some large art canvases to display in the hall. 

As well as teaching French throughout the juniors, I will also be teaching some French in Year One and Two. To help the children foster an enjoyment of languages at an early age, I will be choosing a child each week to take home 'Bonjour Bear.' Bonjour Bear will have a bag of  French stories and books, and also a book with links to different songs on Youtube for you to listen to at home. If your child is chosen to bring Bonjour Bear home, please take some time to look through the books and listen to some of the songs. 

If you would like to support your child with their language learning at home, the BBC Primary Languages website has a wide range of resources, games, film clips and songs to look at. Here is the link:

If you child enjoys learning independently using their tablet, I can highly recommend both Duolingo and Babbel as apps to try out at home. Infact, I know one of our Year Six students is currently learning German at home using Babbel- well done Jemima. 

I am looking forward to a great year at Highfields. As always, if you have any questions about languages at school, please feel free to contact me.

Best wishes,

Mrs Hayes

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