Our year 5 (and 6) children have been enjoying learning some German this term. Lately, they have had to deftly switch between languages in lessons, as they are also learning a French song for the upcoming carol concert! There has been the occasional mix-up of vocabulary, but on the whole, everyone has met the challenge very successfully.
They have found many similarities (and differences of course) between German and English words and phrases. Learning lots of catchy songs about numbers, as well as some questions and answers, enabled them to build a few short conversations. After a few sniggers at some of the family vocabulary (‘Mein Vater / mein Grossvater’) , they have progressed to state names and ages of some family members.
We will be back to concentrating on only French in MFL lessons after the Christmas holidays, but in the meantime, the Year 5s and 6s can be heard in lessons (and elsewhere around the school at times) practising the French version of The Little Drummer Boy, ‘L’ enfant au Tambour’. Joyeux Noël!