From the Languages Department…

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The Christmas term is always an exciting one, with the opportunity to learn a lot about the cultural differences in how Christmas is celebrated in other Countries. Nursery and Lower School learned all about the Day of the Kings (January 6th) and made their own shoes to leave out in the hope they will be filled with sweets from the Kings, and not coal!

This year all year groups were invited to take part in the ‘Routes for Languages’ national Christmas card competition. There were some great entries, with children researching and discovering some very different traditions in Norway, China and Italy to name a few.

This term saw the introduction of the Burton Hathow ‘memrise’ group. Year 6 have been using it independently to expand their vocabulary knowledge on the topic of Hometown. The leaders this term James Williams and William Vernon both receiving prizes for the efforts. Next term will see this launched with Year 5 also. Year 4 have been learning about Shapes and prepositions and the artist Juan Miro and worked hard with Mrs Burch recreating their own Miro style artwork to display in our School.  Year 5 also enjoyed their new penpal project and were thrilled to see the video of them receiving their letters at Elcarmencole, in Spain. We are looking forward to the New Year and hosting our first Chinese Celebration Day on January 24that Burton Hathow!