During our Comenius project some pupils were fortunate enough to visit Prague, and enjoy the hospitality of our Comenius friends in Czech Republic.

It was very nice to see Sarka again in her new school with so many happy smiling pupils.  We connected with them last year too and we all enjoyed the songs we shared for Christmas.

 

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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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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.

 

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Molly and Callum finally connected with our partners in Vandeins, France again, after technical difficulties last week caused loss of sound.

This week week we had internet connection problems, but managed to overcome these, getting through the activity successfully.

We started a few weeks ago with introductions, and then Scottish and French holidays enforced another break.  Now we have a good five week run up to Christmas, where more pupils will chat with their French friends.

Callum and Molly talk to friends in Vandeins
Callum and Molly talk to friends in Vandeins

 

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