This week was our Home Languages event and we were delighted to welcome over some students from our secondary school to help us celebrate! Students from Spain, Saudi Arabia, Angola and Kazakhstan came in some of our classes and shared books in their language with our primary students. Parents also came in to school to share songs and stories.
‘Students made many connections between words for different foods in Greek and Arabic’ Andy Year 2 teacher
‘My brother read a story to us. It was very good to have my brother in my class’ Pablo Y1
‘I enjoyed teaching them words in Arabic. They were really good!’ Bashayer secondary student
‘I was like a giant to them!’ Ignacio – secondary student
Year five also interviewed parents and secondary school students about their experiences of migrating to UK. This formed part of some authentic inquiry into their Unit about internal and international migration.
‘Mario did really well. We learned that Angola is a country in Africa’ Obeye Y5
‘Interviewing the secondary school students helped very much’ Jessica Y5
Parents came into Nursery and Reception class to help their children make models of their houses in their home country. This linked in with their Unit on homes around the world. The children loved having their parents in class with them and it was a great opportunity for parents to share in their children’s learning experiences.
‘We were building all different houses. We even played a game!’ Sara N/R
Many students brought in food to help celebrate the event. Many thanks to everyone who shared some delicious cakes and snacks.
‘I liked the Arabic cakes’ Bjargey Y2
‘The children were delighted to bring in snacks form their home country’ Mandy Y3 teacher
Many thanks to everyone who helped make this another memorable day for our students!
To see more photos of the celebrations, please visit ICS on Flickr.
Katherine Tyler, Language Co-ordinator