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Year 5 turn bilingual for the last week of term

Year 5 turn bilingual for the last week of term

Year 5 (and 6) pupils have enjoyed learning some German this term. They have also had to deftly switch between languages in lessons lately, as they have been 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 successfully.

They have found many similarities (and differences!) 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, they went on to state names and ages of relatives. Everyone managed to use greetings phrases and their numbers knowledge to buy or sell something in a mock shopping role-play.

We will be back to concentrating on just French in MFL 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 their own French version of The 12 Days of Christmas. Joyeux Noël!

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