Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Welcome back!

Welcome back! The new academic year has started, and with this, we will be restarting the Tomlinscote MFL blog.

Student of the Month will start again in November, where students' work will be selected and displayed on the blog. We had some fantastic work being celebrated last year, and we are sure that the same will happen this academic year.

So, watch this space!

Monday, 21 July 2008

Year 9 Euro 2008 Projects!

Congratulations to the Spanish Year 9 students who produced the best Euro 2008 Projects over the last couple of weeks!

Jason Clarke & Robin Geddes
Richard Evans
Sam Sharpe & Ollie James
Joanna Davidson & Jenny Hunt
Natasha Jameson & Sharmin Ferdows
Taylor Jackson & George Rogers
Toby Morley & Rob Jones
Leigh Brightwell & Gemma Woolley
Darius Lee & Sarah Smith
Rhys Tranter & Aaron Stewart

Examples of work to follow!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Students of the Month!

Congratulations to the students who produced some outstanding work in June - their efforts are shown below. Well done!

Emma Catt, Zoe Cookson - 8R

Hayley Davies, Shannon Brant, Monisha Doll - Year 8

Year 12s in the kitchen!

On Friday 11th July, AS students made 'tarte aux pommes', here is the recipe if you would like to try it!

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Intensive Courses!

Between 23rd June and 4th July, Year 9 Tomlinscote School students had the privilege of undertaking Chinese, Japanese, German and French Intensive courses. The Chinese and Japanese courses lasted two weeks, and the German and French courses lasted a week each. Below are photographs from the fortnight.

-Bottom left: in the sports hall are the students on the one-week German intensive course learning Handball in German with Mr.Michael Fitzgerald.
- The martial arts photos show both a Taichi lesson for the students on the Intensive Mandarin Chinese course and a demonstration in Japanese martial arts for the Japanese students by Mr. Michael Jay.

- The kimono photos show the Japanese intensive course students learning how to put on kimonos in the correct way and subsequently posing in them. The kimonos were lent by the Japanese Embassy and volunteers from Japan 21 came into school to instruct our Y9 students on the way to wear them, tie the belt correctly etc.

- The photos in the art room show the calligraphy demonstration by a Chinese calligraphy expert and our students practising the skills

- The photos in the Food Technology room show the Japanese students learning to make sushi with their Japanese teacher, Mrs. Yoshiko Bransby.

Friday, 11 July 2008

German Exchange Students come to Tomlinscote!

The German Exchange has been running at Tomlinscote for ten successful years! This year, twenty-seven students from the Robert Bosch Gymnasium, Wendlingen, came to Tomlinscote. The photos below are from their visits to the school, London and Brighton.

This is what the German students have written about the Exchange:

'After arriving we didn’t know what the next ten days would be like, but now, at the end of our visit, we can say that it was a wonderful time.

We had a good mixture of interesting school days and great activities, for example, we went on our trips to Stonehenge, Brighton and London.

We want to say thank you to all the families and everyone who organized the exchange. We enjoyed ourselves a lot and we are looking forward to the English partners coming to Germany in October. '

Monday, 7 July 2008

French Partner School visit

On Wednesday 2nd July, 49 students from our French Partner School, Collège Jules Vallès in Le Puy-en-Velay came to Tomlinscote to meet their penpals. Our students showed them around the school, after which they completed an activity in French and English, and finally they sampled an English school lunch in our canteen.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

French trip photos!!

Le château d'Amboise

Le château d'Amboise

La Rochelle

Le Parc du Futuroscope

Le Parc du Futuroscope

Friday, 27 June 2008

Year 7 Germany 2008

We are back! Year 7 German students enjoyed a visit to the Rhineland this week, and here is a small sample of photographs! Enjoy!

Ladies that lunch!!

Boppard chairlift

Views from the Boppard chairlift

Our hotel - Hotel Anker


Tuesday, 17 June 2008

French and History

A group of 30 year 9 students have been studying History through the medium of French. The 8 week module on ‘La France sous l’occupation’ is part of the CLIL project (Content and Language Integrated Learning).

Students had to sum up the consequences of the armistice signed between France and Germany on the 22nd June 1940 and the meeting between Hitler and the French leader, Maréchal Pétain on the 24th October 1940.

Robin Geddes

Richard Evans

Elisia Cox

Helen Day

Joanna Davidson

Ben Hayward

Rosanna Tabeart

Cassie Fraser

The German army on the Champs Elysées

Science and French

7P had a Science lesson where they were encouraged to write up their findings in French. Some of the work is shown below. Their Science teacher is not a French specialist, so we think that they have all done a fabulous job!

Megan Cole

Bethany Reed

Saad Ahmad

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Exciting work in MFL

This half-term, students are working on some exciting projects in the MFL department. They are working on CLIL - Content and Language Integrated Learning. This is where students learn about a subject outside of MFL, like History or Geography, in the Modern Foreign Language. Watch this space! Students' work will be displayed shortly. The Science Department here at Tomlinscote have also produced some work in French, which will also be on display on this blog.

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Excellent work from Primary School

Students from the Primary schools around Tomlinscote School also learn languages, and they have been producing some fantastic work! This piece of work stood out especially, so we wanted to share some of the pages of the booklet with you. It is from a student in 5H at The Grove Primary School.

Attention MFL AS and A2 students - do you want to be on TV?

Shine are in production for a TV series for Channel Four, and they are looking for students to appear in their programme. The poster is below - get in touch with the company if you are interested! It sounds like an exciting opportunity!

Eurovision Hungary 2008: Csézy - Szívverés

This is the original Hungarian Eurovision 2008 entry in Hungarian (rather than in English, as it was in the semi-final). A reader of the MFL blog left a comment with the link - thank you!

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Look who's been looking!!

The work that is placed on this blog is seen by people from many different countries in the world! Keep producing great work, and maybe your work will be displayed on here soon!

School leaflet competition - 8R Spanish

8R produced leaflets about Tomlinscote School in small groups as part of a competition within their form. The work produced is really good, especially considering that 8R have only been studying Spanish for two and a half terms!! Well done!!

1st Place
Lauren, Jaide, Frankie and Grace
Spanish Students of the month for work produced in April!

2nd Place
Ben, Tim, Payam and Matt

3rd Place
Adam, Jack, Josh and Will

4th Place
Abi, Zoe, Emma and LIzzie