Sunday, 28 December 2014

Year 8 Christmas lessons 2014

O Tannenbaum saw a revamp at the end of term with Frau Allen's Year 8 classes writing their own verse to the song....Tis the season to be creative! Frohe Weihnachten🎄

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Génération Goldman - Je te donne

Bonjour à tous et à toutes!

Earlier, I've been in a year 10 class and I understood that they liked this song! I thought it could be a great idea to share it with other students!

Enjoy it, try to sing (especially the French part of course!)

There is a version with the lyrics here !

Joyeux Noël et bonne année!

À l'année prochaine!


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Christmas truce 1914 - Joyeux Noël film

I'm sure most of you have seen this advert already, based on the (most probably) true story of a very inofficial truce during the first world war, when on Christmas eve 1914 German and British troops sang Stille Nacht/Silent Night together. The next day they played football and exchanged gifts ...forgetting about the war for a day and finding a moment of true humanity.

There is a wonderful film about this magic moment in history, called 'Joyeux Noël'. It is perfect for the multi-linguists amongst you, as there are bits in English, German and French. Here is a trailer:

Try this link for the first part whole film - at moment the entire film is available on youtube:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année.
Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein Glückliches Neues Jahr.
Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo.
Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan.
Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Greetings from our assistants

Susanne Kastberger for German, Mathilde Mortecrette for French and Karen Melo for Spanish have been with us since October to help with speaking practice across the year groups and present cultural aspects of the various languages and the countries where they are spoken. 
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Bienvenida to them and watch this space their contributions and song recommendations....