Friday, 4 June 2010

Students of the Month, May 2010

Congratulations to the Students of the Month for the work completed in May! The work was of a very high standard and it was hard to select the best work. The stars and their work can be found below.
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Spanish: Gerard Suen, 8Q
(This work was completed using only a dictionary as part of an assessment)

Chinese: Katie Hammond, 8Q

French: Ryan McCawley, Yr7

Science and French!

7H and 7R students have been looking at what happens when an ice cube melts in their science lessons. They then wrote up their findings in French!
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Ellen Leany 7H

Esme Parsons 7H

Anna Hayward 7R

Rian McCawley

Jamie O'Connor 7H

Outstanding Chinese Work

Congratulations to the students who produced high quality work in their Chinese lessons. Below are two examples.

Katie Hammond 8Q

Sophie Spencer 9R

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Eurovision 2010 - Spain

Daniel Diges is an experienced singer and actor, who cut his teeth as a live singer on stage. He was recently awarded the Spanish national theatre prize for the best musicals' actor. Diges has starred in the great majority of hit musicals which have been staged in Spain.

Besides music and theatre, Daniel has wide television experience as an actor in many drama and comedy series, and also as presenter and singer on a weekly children’s show.

(Information from

Eurovision 2010 - Germany

It’s a story that only pop music could write. Lena Meyer-Landrut from Hanover is actually right in the middle of preparing for her high school exams. She’s doing Biology, Sport and History and she’s got a lot of revising to do. But now she’s going to be representing Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest in the Norwegian capital Oslo. On the 29th of May, 2010, just after her 19th birthday, she’ll be up on the big stage performing the song Satellite. “It’s going to be hard going up to the exams in April, but I’ll manage,” she says with a sigh. “Then it will almost be relaxing to head off to the Eurovision final.”

(Information from the Eurovision website)

Eurovision 2010 - France

France will try to win the hearts of Europe in Oslo with a real summer hit this year. For that they handpicked the charismatic singer Jessy Matador.

Jessy Matador began his artistic career as a dancer in 2001. His artistic concept is a mixture of several styles, inspired by the famous African - Ivorian music ranging from hip-hop, jamaican dancehall and zouk.

He made his debut in the group called Les Coeurs Brisés with which he has performed all around the world. He started his singing career in 2008 and has scored a summer hit with the song Decale Gwada. Jessy is currently in the studio finishing his new album.

(Information from Eurovision website)

Thursday, 13 May 2010


Congratulations to the Primary students who have achieved their Asset Languages Awards! Well done on all your hard work!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Student of the Month for February work

Congratulations to the Students of the Month from February! Well done on your hard work and effort. Their work is displayed below.
Spanish, Emma Butcher 13Y (Peer-assessed)

French, Esme Parsons 7R

German, Noorulain Shah 9Y

1st Year Chinese, Amanda Piper, 9R

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Yr13 Spanish: Como Agua Para Chocolate debate

Yr13 are reading 'Como Agua Para Chocolate' by Laura Esquivel as part of the Spanish A2 course. They each took on a role, and debated which characted in the novel was the most important.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Yr11 Revision Sessions

Below are the revision sessions timetables for Yr11 students. These sessions start the week beginning 22nd February. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SPANISH AND GERMAN TIMETABLES HAVE BEEN AMENDED (Note added on 24th February).

Monday, 8 February 2010

Language learners receive certificates at Ravenscote!

Well done to all the hard-working Yr4 linguists at Ravenscote Primary who recently received a certificate for earning 10 'Contributions in class' stickers from Madame Boniface.

Rebecca Marsh
Connor Pearson
Alex Parry
Lewis Wall
Jenna Biddle
Elsie Day
Ben Hunter
Sachi Madan
Rebecca Easton

Students of the Month, January 2010

Well done to all the students that were nominated for their great work in January. The winners are below.
Charlie Winnan 11G and Emma Heeroo 11M, Spanish
Alison Brimacombe, 13M

Gemma Allen, 9X, German

Monday, 18 January 2010

MFL Drop-in Sessions in the MMR

Tuesdays, 8.00 - 8.30, MMR

- All Years welcome

- Come and develop all the different language skills

- Help from teachers

- Good opportunity for GCE, GCSE and NVQ students to get extra practice before their exams and end of the course