Last week, our staff and children all had a fantastic time teaching and learning about what happened in our respective countries from the Forties to the Noughties.
Activity Week is a week that the MFL Department particularly enjoys as it allows us to teach the children about new and interesting aspects of the French, Malaysian and Chinese cultures that we don’t necessarily have the occasion to cover the rest of the year.
For example, in Bahasa, Year 2 learnt about life in Malaysia during World War II, Year 3 learnt about Malaysian Pop Ye-Ye, Year 4 learnt about the Independence of Malaysia, whilst Year 5 learnt about the longest serving Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Mahathir and his achievements.
In Mandarin, Year 3 learnt about the Cult of Heroes that started in China in the 1960s. Year 4 learnt about the first cartoons that came out in China in the 1950s, and Year 5 learnt about the Beijing Olympics.
And in French, Year 3 learnt about “le Concorde”, and how it took its first flight in 1969. Year 4 learnt about how France started to lose its colonies in the 1950s whilst Year 6 danced to the tunes of a famous French singer from the 70s, Claude Françis
A lot of facts were learnt and a lot of fun was had by all!
Scan this QR code to watch the first flight of “Le Concorde” in 1969.
Joanna Asse Drouet
Head of MFL, Primary Campus