On Tuesday we connected with our friends in Paris again for the first time this session. We have written a few letters to each of our partners, and now we got to meet them and introduce ourselves briefly.
It went well and we have a few more to finish next week. Ailsa’s pen friend was very thoughtful, noting that t was Ailsa’s birthday on Tuesday, the whole class French sang Happy Birthday to her in English. It was a wonderful surprise, unfortunately we only caught the last part on our movie clip.
Yesterday we received postcards and letters from our partners, as they have just returned from a school visit to Normandy. Again this was exciting for us and we will work on our replies over the coming days.
Today we began our day talking about Paris: and like the rest of Europe, at 11.00 am, we paused for a minute to think about the people of Paris caught up in the terrible horrors of Friday’s shooting, and also to think of our friends living nearby this awful event.
We have already received letters from our pen pals, and in the afternoon we had planned to have our first connection over Skype. We had some technical difficulties, but when we got going everyone managed to introduce themselves to each other.
Primary 4-7 pupils were excited to see the partners that they have received letters from, and are currently writing replies for them.
Next week we will begin our pairs work, where two pupils from each school ask questions and answer in the learned language.
Here are some of our pupils introducing themselves for the first time.
Primary 4-7 have received letters from our partners in Paris, and they are from new pupils. The pupils that visited earlier this year are now in High School. The letters are all written in French and we have started to translate them. First we were able to identify words and phrases that we knew and… Continue reading →
A Ceilidh was held on the Thursday evening to give our guests from France a taste of Scottish music and dance. The pupils from France already knew some dances as they have learned Scottish dances and songs when in Paris.
Everyone tried a few dances and everyone enjoyed the fun evening.