WORLD BOOK DAY, MARCH 4TH, 2021

As part of World Book Day, we asked parents with a connection to another culture to read a story for us. Follow the links and have a listen, they are great!

Story time with Mrs Ardley

https://youtu.be/4eVQq6FPR80

This special story, read by Mrs Ardley, is called Moi, ma grand-mère from Pef. This is written by one of Mrs Ardley’s favourite authors. Mrs Ardley’s Grandmothers used to make the best tartines with butter and chocolate pour le goûter – which are very popular in France!

 

Storytime with Franco’s Granny

https://youtu.be/QWCA-pEEI50

Franco's Granny reads a little section from a book she got the family when they lived in Paris when Franco’s Mum was about 5 years old!

Storytime with Annabelle's Mum

https://youtu.be/bq2tqdJbmMU 

Annabelle's Mum reads a Cherokee folk tale called How the Milky Way Came to Be.

Storytime with Isla’s Dad

https://youtu.be/k2GbFillrk0

Isla’s Dad is American and is reading a book here based on American culture. This book is called ‘Tia Isa wants a car’. It's about a girl whose family emigrated to New York from Puerto Rico and she secretly helps her Tia (Aunt) save up enough money to buy a car and take all her family to the beach on a really hot day!

 INTERNATIONAL WEEK 2021

Image result for chinese new year YEAR R - CHINESE NEW YEAR                  Image result for madagascar flag  YEAR 3 - MADAGASCAR                           Image result for sri lankan flag YEAR 6 - SRI LANKA   

                         Image result for russia flag  YEAR 1 - RUSSIA                            Image result for fiji flag    YEAR 4 - FIJI             Image result for senegal flag   KW BUBBLE - SENEGAL                                                                          Flag With Meaning: Indonesian Flag Pictures YEAR 2 - INDONESIA                                                                       Image result for austrianflag YEAR 5 - AUSTRIA  

.                February 8th - 12th 2021    

 What a fantastic week we all had! Here are just a few of the hundreds of pictures the children sent in to show off their amazing activities ...

INTERNATIONAL BLOG

Proud of our Easter Pledgehogs! March, 2021

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We are so proud of our pledgehogs! As part of the Eco Schools Award, the children have made pledges to help save the planet and are starting to appreciate the importance of being GLOBAL CITIZENS. We are sharing our pledgehog ideas with our link school in India so watch this space for more of these amazing creatures.

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We can speak Wolof!

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click on the link to listen to these 4 superstars as they share the Wolof words and phrases they have learnt. They have been finding out all about Senegal, and this is really impressive!

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Lockdown fun with flags

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Macy and several other children completed the Flag challenge by finding a flag for every country of the alphabet. They then coloured in the flag templates and, as you can see, completed an amazing piece of work. Macy's smile shows you how proud she is..... and rightly so too!

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News from India

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After a long silence, we were delighted to receive an email from our link school in New Delhi. Sadly, schools have been closed since March 2020. We very much hope that they will soon reopen, and we will be able to share projects again. We love the work we share with our friends in India.

Here is the e-mail.....

Dear Mrs Tate,

A very Happy and hopefully a healthy 2021 for us all. The past year was a huge disappointment for us all, here in India the schools completely shut down from MARCH 2020 and till date are in a lockdown for both students and teachers. The basic infrastructural staff ( maids, cleaners, sweepers,etc) come in small numbers every alternate day. 

We hope and pray that you and your children's health is good. This past year was a troubled year and we are still unaware how long this shut down will last in India.

 

Hope we can keep our hopes floating in 2021.

 

Best regards

Dr Shivani ñ

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They have arrived!!

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The postcards from our link school in Chaumont, France have arrived! They are beautifully written in French handwriting ( quite challenging for us to read when we are not used to the way some letters are formed ) and decorated with pictures on the front.

Class 4 will read them in detail next term and get to know our newFrench  friends. We hope this is the start of many more projects..

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Day 3 - International Week 2019. Check out the Gumboot Dance in Year 5! Very impressive.

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News from our school in India

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We were delighted to have news from our link school in New Delhi. Sadly, all schools have been in lockdown since March 2020, but we very much hope that that sitaution will change soon. We love doing projects with our friends in India. Let's hope we can in 2021.

Here is what the e-mail said ...

Dear Mrs Tate,

A very Happy and hopefully a healthy 2021 for us all. The past year was a huge disappointment for us all, here in India the schools completely shut down from MARCH 2020 and till date are in a lockdown for both students and teachers. The basic infrastructural staff ( maids, cleaners, sweepers,etc) come in small numbers every alternate day. 

We hope and pray that you and your children's health is good. This past year was a troubled year and we are still unaware how long this shut down will last in India.

 

Hope we can keep our hopes floating in 2021.

 

Best regards

Dr Shivani ñ

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World Book Day 2019 - Stories from Around the World

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How could we learn a little more about the wider world? Why not through a story from another country? Madame Tate arranged for every class in school to be visited by a parent who was able to share a story from a country with which they have links. It was a brilliant experience for the children and each class enjoyed hearing their story. Thank you so much to all the parents who helped.

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Day 5 - International Day Has Arrived!

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Our photos tell our story (and there might be more pictures to follow once they've been uploaded). It has been an amazing International Week finale today. We would like to say a huge thank you to Madame Tate for all her organisation and facilitation; to the teachers for their hard work, determination and creativity; to the children for their active engagement and tireless enthusiasm and to everyone who contributed in any way. We couldn't have enjoyed such wide ranging travel experiences without you all.

Have a lovely half term and enjoy a well earned rest after all your hard work and all the many travelling miles you have covered this week!

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Day 4 - International Week 2019

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Today's photos show a taste of the learning and activities in Year 2 so far this week. Preparations are complete and tomorrow we have our grand finale: International Day!

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Day 3 - International Week 2019

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See our News Blog for Day 3's International highlights!

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What better way to learn about our friends in India than by growing a Friendship Tree? That's exactly what Year 1 have been doing recently. They received some beautifully decorated handmade leaves all the way from Delhi. We were able to read about the children who had sent them because they had written a little bit about themselves on the back. Most seem to love mango which is considered to be "The King of Fruits" in India and they decorated lotus leaves which are offered to Saraswati, the Goddess of Education.

We've sent some beautiful leaves of our own back where they will be read and displayed  on the Friendship Tree in Delhi.

Thank you to Miss Reynolds for organising this lovely project.

Madame Tate has received an email about our Year 1 leaves for our Friendship Tree. We wanted to share that with you here:

Greetings for the day!

 

We have received the wonderful leaves made by your students, they are immensely immaculate and well coloured. We are happy to gain so much knowledge about your flora. The school is on a summer break and shall open on the 1st July, all the leaves received from all of our partner schools shall be displayed in the school. I will mail you some pictures then.

Hope you had as much fun on this project as we did!

 

Regards

Dr Shivani

Year 2 had their own little Fiesta last week and were introduced to some traditional Spanish food. In the videos below, they will tell you (in Spanish) what they enjoyed and what they didn't enjoy! We are going to share this with some children in The British Council School in Madrid and find out which British food our Spanish friends like best.