Year 4 Meet Their French Penpals

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Since September, Year 4 have been writing to penpals from a class at Institution Saint Charles School in the town of Vienne, France.

Correspondance started with the children introducing themselves by sending a concertina Lego character mini book, complete with photos, names and ages, to then receive a mini book in return, from their new penpals. 

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Since then, the pupils have produced a Spark video and a scrap book for our French friends with photos of and information about Bede’s Prep School. In response, we received a fantastic lap book from our penpals about their country, town and school.

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Before we knew it, Christmas was here and so we took the opportunity to design cards for our friends and also spent time working on a project explaining the traditions of Christmas in England, along with illustrations and translations.

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At the start of the new term, we then moved onto our next project which we incorporated with the Year 3 and 4 play “Dragon Days”.  We created a scrap book including photos and illustrations to introduce each character and we were very proud to share our achievements with our French friends.

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Languages week took place just before Easter, during which Year 4 finally had the chance to meet their French Friends through a group Skype chat and practiced having a conversation in French whilst also allowing their penpals to try out their English.  It was great fun and well worth the wait.

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