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Frozen Friday!

It was actually a very mild and sunny day yesterday, but it was definitely Frozen in the languages room… Frozen, the movie, that is! Our new Foreign Film club is proving a success, with over a dozen pupils joining in this week to see the ever-popular Disney classic in French with English sub-titles. With the words conveniently printed out by Mrs Evers-Jones, the children all had a go at singing  “Libérée, délivrée” (Let it Go)!

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Foreign Film Fridays!

Fancy watching Frozen in French? Mrs Barber and Mrs Evers-Jones are starting a new foreign languages film club on Friday lunchtimes from this Friday, 27th January. Anyone from Year 3 upwards is welcome to join us in L1, where we will be watching films, including Disney favourites, in French or Spanish with English subtitles.  The first week will feature the French version of Frozen – you will have the chance to learn some of the songs in French, too.

Click on the picture to see and hear “Let it Go” in French, with the lyrics on screen so that you can have a go at singing along…“Libérée, délivrée”!

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La Comida Espanola

Year 6 have been studying the topic of food this term in Spanish.

Before half term they had the opportunity to try some Spanish food. The pupils brought in a variety of different things. One of the most popular dishes was the tortilla. This is an omelette made with eggs and potatoes. Other things they tried were chorizo, flan, Spanish ham, olives and a Spanish cheese called manchego.

They really enjoyed the food as it was all gone by the end of the lesson apart from some olives which many pupils were not so keen on.

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Love of Languages

Our modern languages department has been extremely busy this academic year, with pupils covering a vast range of topics and exciting projects during lessons.

All pupils in the school enjoy learning languages; French lessons begin as early as our Reception class and Spanish joins the curriculum from Year 3. Our younger pupils in Year 6 have just produced some wonderful work in their Spanish lessons (Year 6), and on their daily routine (on display in Upper Prep) during French with Madame Boscaratto.Senior school girls have produced French topic work on family trees and pets (Year 7), where they live (Year 8) and letters to a French pen-pal (Year 9). In Spanish, girls have covered fashion (Year 9) and festivals (Year 10).

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