As part of our international Curriculum, Year 4 have enjoyed a game of Guess Who with our partner school in Le Mans, France! Our partner school in France emailed us some images of themselves and some information about them e.g. what their name is, whether they have any pets and how many siblings they have. It was then our job to ask the children questions over Zoom and use the information to see if we could guess who they were. As you can see from the pictures, we had a lot of fun communicating with the children in France and learning some more about them. Before the end of the year, we hope to have return game of Guess Who (or Devine qui, as they say in France) before the end of the school year so that the children in France can guess who we are. Many thanks to Madame Dale and Monsieur Sassereau for all of their help to make this fun, exciting and engaging activity possible.
What Makes Me Happy?
As the past year has been a difficult time for everyone, it is more important than ever to think about the things that make us happy. At Welton St Mary’s, the children in Lower Key Stage 2 have been doing just that. We created some posters full of things that make us happy that we have decided to share with our link school in Uganda. Since the start of the year, we have been working closely with the children and staff and Ntolomwe UMEA School in Butambala and the children there have been doing the same. Earlier this year, we exchanged projects and have been enjoying learning about how children live in different parts of the world. Not only that, we have been so inspired but the letters we have received from the children in Uganda that we have written back! We are excited for our newfound pen pals to receive our letters so that we can continue to learn more about each other.
Now that we are approaching the summer term, our Year 6 children have been working hard on developing their conversational French in preparation for foreign travel as well as Secondary School. To put their skills to the test, we have enjoyed a traditional French Breakfast at school to recreate a French Café experience. In order to get their breakfast, the children had to browse the menu (all written in French) and order their food in French as well. The food on offer included croissants with a range of traditional French preserves, pain au chocolate, a range of juices and sirops and much more. We aim to immerse the children in foreign languages and recreate what it would be like to have to work independently to cope when they need to rely on a second language. Also, who doesn’t like croissants!?!
The Great Lincolnshire Schools ‘Tate Off’
For the second year in a row, COVID restrictions have meant that the Lincolnshire Show has had to be cancelled. However, the staff at the Showground a running a series of competitions for schools, including The Great Lincolnshire Schools ‘Tate Off’. This is a competition to design a dish that showcases potatoes in all of their starchy glory. We have decided to link this to our International Curriculum and create a French and Ugandan dish. We have assembled a team of culinary experts from Key Stage 2 who will create a French Tartiflette and Ugandan Potato Curry. Watch this space for updates on our progress!