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Term 2 MFL lessons

31 March 2016

¡Buenos Días! Salut! Zǎoshang hǎo!

Firstly, we wanted to welcome back Ms Sara, the Chinese teacher! The children are very excited to have their teacher back.

So many things have happened in MFL lessons so far this year! It has been action packed.

In French, F3, year 1 and year 2 students have been finding out about the French equivalent of April Fool’s Day, known as Le poisson d’avril. In France, children try to stick a fish picture on their friends' back. When the joke is discovered, they shout "poisson d'avril !”. According to popular beliefs, the New Year used to start on the 1st April, but the King of France, Charles IX wanted the year to start on the 1st January. Legend has it that some people continued to celebrate the New Year on the 1st April. The people who embraced the new calendar started to make fun of the others by playing tricks on them.

In Spanish, year 4 are taking their first steps in Spanish by learning to have a conversation to introduce themselves. Even more excitingly year 5 Spanish students will soon be showing off their cooking skills, (hopefully at home too) by preparing a Spanish classic “la tortilla de patatas” this is a very yummy potato omelette. Additionally, summer holiday in Mexico City or Madrid anyone? The year 6 students could be your tour guide, they have been learning about these cities and how to get around them.

Although the year is coming to an end, we are very excited for what final term of the year has to offer.

Ms Alice Ragouzaridis-Clark | Primary MFL Subject Leader