Joy at letters from across the Channel
PUPILS were excited to receive their first letters from France as part of a programme of language studies.
The year six students at Marton Church of England Primary school have a link with French high school Collège Salvador Allende in Bourgoin Jallieu between Lyon and Grenoble, set up by French teacher Kerry Webb.
There was great excitement as pupils received their first letters from across the Channel.
The students in France replied to initial letters sent by the Marton pupils to introduce themselves
The pupils in Marton have now set to work replying in French to their penfriends.
Kerry Webb said: “Having a partner school in France provides pupils with the opportunity to practise their French in an authentic situation and learn a bit more about the culture and traditions of a different region and country.”
The children shared information about how Christmas is celebrated in each their countries as part of the project.
They are also creating short video clips of themselves speaking and per- forming songs in French.
Nevin Deakin, headteacher, said: “I’m proud of the children’s involvement and enthusiasm in the project. They have enjoyed their French lessons and having the chance to correspond with other students has given them a greater perspective on learning a Modern Foreign language. This is a great way for inspiring the children to develop their learning.”
●● Olivia Wain was thrilled to get a letter from a French student
●● Zoe Hill shows of her foreign correspondence
●● Jacob Tyrrell received a letter from France