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.

 

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Our long time friends in Vandeins Primary connected over Skype on Friday to share poems and sing a couple of songs for Christmas.

Some of them recited poems, and ended with the songs.  This followed a game of Festive Bingo!

We sang a couple of our songs for them, all of which was a nice end to a busy week for us.  The French started their holidays on Friday.

 

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Primary 4-7 had a joint language activity with our friends in Vandeins, France, as part of our weekly connection.

Pupils in both schools drew a picture of a monster, which had a variety of colours and body parts.  These monsters were shared with both schools, each pupil having their own monster and one from the other school.

The focus was listening, as a pupil in one school would describe in their own language their monster, and pupils in the other school would listen and see if they had the monster picture being described.

The activity went very well, as pupils had to ‘tune in’ to the language being spoken by the native speakers, and it was great fun for both schools.

 

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Last week we had a game of bingo with our friends in Paris.

The pupils in Paris called out the items in French and we listened and marked our cards if we had the item called.

We then called out the items in English for our friends to mark off.

The items called were all things we have learned so far, including, colours, sports, and weather, and is good practice in listening carefully at the accent and words/phrases used.

James was one of our lucky winners and you can see him calling out his winning card at the end.

Primary 4-7 play Bingo with our friends in Paris
Primary 4-7 play Bingo with our friends in Paris

 

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Our Skype activities continue with our friends in Vandeins, France with Arran, Primary 7,  Callum, Primary 6, Elsa and Beth, Primary 4, chatting in French to our partners.

Primary 4 pupils have only been doing French since August, but have gained in confidence with every connection.

Arran, Callum, Beth and Elsa talk with our friends in Vandeins, France
Arran, Callum, Beth and Elsa talk with our friends in Vandeins, France

 

 

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Primary 4-7 have regular contact over Skype with a school in Vandeins, France, where we speak to each other in the language we are learning.

Each week, Primary 4-7 take a turn in speaking and we have already had Primary 7, 6 and 5 pupils involved in the activity and now we have Primary 4 pupils trying out their language skills.

Primary 4 have only been learning French this year, but are doing well.  Here you can see Megan talking to Suain in France, supported by Abbie.

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This year we again connected with our Comenius 10 partners over Skype, and the activity was enjoyed by Primary 4-7 pupils, who sang four songs from the ‘Magical Jigsaw’ Nativity.

Bulgaria enjoy Primary 4-7 Songs
Bulgaria enjoy Primary 4-7 Songs

You can see songs sung by our partners on the Comenius 10 blog here.

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