This week, we celebrated the European Day of Languages. The children wore European flag colours and learnt about different countries’ languages, cultures and traditional food.
In the EYFS, the children enjoyed singing and dancing to music from around the continent and learning how to say ‘hello’ in different languages.
The Year 1 children loved learning about their chosen countries of Spain, Italy, Netherlands and France. They made fans, Eiffel Towers, tulips and a pop-up Colosseum!
Year 2 children worked in teams to match each European country with its capital city and national flag. This was not an easy task, but the our little problem-solvers rose to the challenge, showing resilience and determination to succeed!
The purpose of the European Day of Languages is to raise awareness of the importance of learning languages and celebrate Europe’s cultural diversity. Our specialist Modern Foreign Languages teachers work with the children from the very beginning of their journey with us in FS1, which not only gives the children a solid foundation to develop their linguistic skills, but also enhances cognitive skills, memory and communication skills.
Here are some Picasso-inspired self-portraits by pupils: