Modern Foreign Languages Day

We have had another very busy couple of weeks and are thoroughly enjoying the SMART activities and days that we have incorporated into our curriculum.

Modern foreign languages day was a huge success. The morning French café to start our day was incredible and definitely set the tone for the day; we sold an amazing 120 croissants and pain au chocolats! The engagement of the children was wonderful. All the groups were of mixed age and ability and it was lovely to see older children looking after younger ones and children of different abilities supporting each other learning about new languages and cultures.

I was hugely impressed by the learning that was demonstrated in the end of the day sharing assembly and very proud of how many children could explain the SMART values they had demonstrated through the day. Self-confidence was certainly in abundance as children tried to speak new vocabulary and phrases; some were adventurous enough to share them in assembly!  I loved the comment from the little girl who said:

‘I have been reflective because I have been thinking about all the things I have learnt today and how I may use them again.’

Many thanks to all the parents who came in to share their languages. By the end of the day we had learnt some Spanish, Hungarian, Italian, German, Russian, Albanian, French and Polish.

A truly memorable day that we shall definitely repeat.