ITALIAN CLUB 2019
We are delighted to be able to offer pupils the opportunity to learn some Italian at our voluntary lunchtime Italian club. Madame Taylor and Miss Guerriero will be teaching some basic Italian over the next few weeks to anyone interested! Y6 are first to have a go and hopefully other year groups will be able to get involved in the future.
Materials, links etc used in class or which we think may be useful will be available here:
ST THOMAS’ ERASMUS+ PROJECT
At St Thomas’ we recently completed our very successful 2 year Erasmus+ Project. Over this time 14 staff benefited from attending training courses in Carcassonne and spent time building our link with the Hélène Boucher School in Toulouse. We will be continuing to use the many resources produced by staff on the course and will be deepening the link with the school in Toulouse.
Please do look at the information below to remind you of the staff involved in the project.
Miss Hartnett and Mrs Boardman went to France in May 2019, then Mrs Gibbs and Mrs Jorgensson were the final staff from St Thomas’ to take part in our two-year Erasmus+ project in June 2019.
Our Erasmus+ project was a fantastic opportunity for staff to research the history of the beautiful town of Carcassonne and to gain a real insight into French culture. While in France teachers worked hard on improving their French and also spent one whole day in our link school in Toulouse where they taught English to some classes and saw what it’s like in a French school! Our pupils prepared lots of material which was taken to France, and we have loved the materials sent back by the French pupils!
PHOTOS FROM EARLIER TRAINING COURSES – can you recognise all the teachers who have been to Carcassonne?
Staff who went to Carcassonne during 2017-2018 are: Miss McCalla and Mrs Gallagher; Miss Loynes and Mrs Follows; Mrs Whitehead and Mrs van Bergen; Mrs Shaw and Mrs Solway; and Mme Taylor and Mr Campen. In addition, Tommy Bear has been on ALL the trips – lucky bear!
EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES SEPTEMBER 2019
In a special assembly on Thursday 26th September we thought about other languages spoken in the world and were amazed at the number of children who speak other languages themselves or know people who do! We also celebrated the many activities which were undertaken by our pupils on Carcassonne Day in June 2019.
Here are some links for learning about other languages:
EDL-animal-cards-all – more animal sounds!
FOREIGN LANGUAGES AT ST THOMAS’
At St Thomas’ we aim to foster a love of learning languages and an appreciation of and respect for other cultures. Pupils are taught French for approximately one hour a week from Y1-Y6 and younger children also learn some French during the school year. In addition we aim to broaden pupils’ knowledge and interest in other languages by occasionally learning a few phrases in different languages.
We follow the DFE KS2 National Curriculum Programme of Study and our curriculum is also guided by the KS2 Framework for Languages. Games and songs play an important role in language learning here at St Thomas’ and we invite you to follow the links included on this website for your own amusement and to deepen your knowledge of French.
Madame Taylor is our specialist MFL teacher and subject lead at St Thomas’. In addition all class teachers are involved in delivering and supporting the teaching of French at our school and Mrs Jorgensson teaches French to Y1.
Please follow the drop-down box links from the home page for information pertinent to each year group.
SONGS FOR YOUNG LEARNERS
CHRISTMAS AND LA FÊTE DES ROIS
CELEBRATIONS IN FRANCE AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
guess the book french to english For La Journée Mondiale du Livre