MAT Languages Day

“Languages day is very fun and I would like to learn more languages in the future” said Daniel Evans, one of our MACS pupils from year 7.

“This is so fun” said Owen Rees in year 6, whilst Lawson simply quoted “awesome”.

 

 

On Thursday 6th July, at MACS, we promoted 4 languages to challenge the more able and talented pupils in our primary cluster, and amongst our own year 7 pupils. Italian was delivered by Mrs. Harrison, Mrs Brown promoted French, Miss Davies did Spanish and Mrs. Connolly, and Miss Nash taught Welsh.

All of the pupils relished the activities, and learnt a lot in a short space of time, thanks to the enthusiasm and expertise of our languages staff. Greetings and the numbers 1-10 were covered in Italian, with the buzzer game being a favourite activity!

‘Uno, due, tre, quattro, cinque, sei, sette, otto, nove and dieci’

In Spanish, they learnt the colours, using the song Despacito, and the Welsh lesson covered the past tense, by discussing what they did on the weekend, and chanting the questions to help remember. In French, they learned the different body parts, and got the opportunity to sing and dance about these. A favourite body part translation was the arm – ‘un bras!!’.

Pupils got to show case what they had learned during a special assembly, held in in Café MACS in the afternoon. Here, they successfully displayed their new found talents to staff from their primary schools and parents.

All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the lessons, commenting in their evaluations that they liked meeting new people and talking confidently to others. They said they had fun whilst also having the opportunity to learn new languages and improve their language skills. Some pupils actually said that it would have been even better if there had been more time! That way, they could also have learned about the cultures, foods and traditions, as well as the languages!

All in all, the day was a great success, giving pupils an ‘educational’ (Madison Cornish) yet ‘entertaining’ (Coel Jones) experience!

 

Article by Evan Edmunds, Olivia Griffiths, Coel Jones and Alysa Neads

Photos from Maccauley Aston and Courtney Minard