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Chopsticks

The children in Year 6 have been spending their Mandarin lessons learning about Chinese foods and the phrases needed to order food in a restaurant. They will be using this when they visit the Full House Noodle Bar…

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Tower Wood 5

Our final morning at Tower Wood and as well as the experiences and skills gained from outdoor pursuits, the gains in independence and taking responsibility are obvious in activities including sandwich preparation, packing and making…

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Chinese New Year Parade

As a grand finale to our Chinese New Year learning, we held a parade to drive away any evil spirits and to bring good luck to our school. Children banged the drums they had designed and built, waved banners with phrases and symbols on,…

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Confucius Institute

Thank you to the four volunteers from the Confucius Institute who joined us to help us learn more about Chinese New Year. As well as giving us more background in Chinese festivals and geography, the children across Key Stage 2 learnt…

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Creative Homework

Wow - look how creative you all are! Thank you to the children and adults who have worked together on producing a topic linked piece of homework. We enjoyed scientists with eggs in liquid investigations, models of the solar system…

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Chinese New Year

Happy Year of the Pig! In assembly we have been learning about Chinese New Year, the Buddhist legend around how the zodiac animals were chosen and how people in China celebrate this time of year. The children in Key Stage 2 impressed…

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Mandarin in Year 6

At Willow Lane, we embrace the teaching of MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) with our younger children (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) experiencing a term of Spanish, French and German. In Key Stage 2, the children study a language in more…

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Tapas

As part of their MFL (Modern Foreign Language) studies, Yellow Class have been learning about Spanish food. This has culminated in a Spanish food taste testing session where the children sampled different tapas (small snacks). These…

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Noodle Bar

As part of their MFL (Modern Foreign Language) learning, Year 6 have visited the local Mandarin speaking restaurant and ordered their meals in Mandarin. They used phrases of praise and thanks for the delicious meal and many of the…

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Creative Homework

Well done for all your fabulous creations. Linked to this term's topics, we had Iron Men, baking, European Country fact files, Minecraft created scenarios, diagrams and paintings of plants, mini worlds, moving robots, flags, powerpoint…

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