We played games of Festive Bingo with our friends in Vandeins Primary, France on Friday. The bingo cards were pre-arranged and we called out the items in English, and Vandeins called them out in French. Pupils would then check that any winners were correctly called.
You can see the confidence and understanding of language in longer exchanges, which is great to watch.
Teachers from our ten project schools met in Anagni, Italy at the end of March 2014, for our second meeting in our Space Teds’ Adventures project.
There were new members to meet as well as colleagues who went to the first meeting in Scotland. There were also two pupils from Turkey on this visit.
When European teachers were here in Scotland last October, they worked ith our pupils teaching them traditional songs and dances from their countries. During the visit to Italy, Mrs Galloway and I introduced a class to the ‘Gay Gordons’ and the song ‘Everywhere We Go’ with an Italian twist.
At the end of the Christmas term P5-7 were very busy on Skype connecting with our Comenius partners, and our partners in France.
On the last day before the holidays we took part in a game of ‘French/English’ bingo and the ‘Bring Me’ game, with our friends in Vandeins. We have been doing this with pupils for a few years now and this year was as successful as ever.
Pupils on both sides speak in their native language and the others have to listen and respond. In ‘bingo’ they had to mark off the Christmas items they heard and in the ‘bring me’ game they had to produce the correct card to win a point for their team.