In October 2018 Middleton hosted two French students for a week. Last month, Middleton hosted two German ones from Bilborough College. Our guests taught Y3, Y4 and Y5 classes and explained the German way of life and our pupils enjoyed asking questions and learning about German food, music, towns and school life. Next Month we will have two Spanish students doing the same activities in Spanish. Middleton is truly an international school.
Last Thursday, we have a French lesson outside enjoying the good weather and playing a running dictation game. The pupils loved the mixture of French and PE. They all participated brilliantly and they learnt while exercising. Well done to all of them!
We are now finishing our topic about description of bodies and faces in French and the children created some monsters to play a “Guess Who” game. They made some amazing ones, some funny ones, some scary ones and some gentle ones. We did this while listening to some French music and it was a very agreeable lesson.
Our RRSA steering group children were invited to be involved in a special fundraising event to help our sister school in Togo. The students organising this event were inspired by our RRSA group’s workshop on Children’s Rights in December 2017 and as a result wanted to help promote RRSA in the University. The fundraising event took place at the University, where we helped to sell cakes, tombola tickets and distribute leaflets about UNICEF and our sister school in Togo. We were also given a tour of the university and had a competition to design a university .Thanks to our students we helped to raised £100.83 . We had a fantastic day and returned to school with treats provided by the students and their tutor Fiona Hunter.
A “poisson d’avril” ( April’s Fish) is a joke made on April 1st. In France, children try to stick a fish picture on their friends’ back. When the joke is discovered, they shout “poisson d’avril !”. We loved it and we even put some fishes on teachers’ backs.
Yesterday Year 5 discovered the website Language Angels and played some revision games. They absolutely loved it.