Year 6 children at Cringle Brook Primary school collaborated with our link Spanish school in Madrid this half term, CEIP Blas de Otero. Impressively, they decided to teach each other a traditional playground game - in each other's language!
Cringle Brook, led by Mrs Warner, shared a video in Spanish of how to play 'Duck, Duck, Goose.' CEIP Blas de Otero posted instructions in English of two playground games - one a familiar one, 'Hide and Seek,' and one not so familiar, 'Handkerchief.' Therefore, not only did the two classes learn a new game to play from each other's country, but they also rehearsed their MFL - welcoming feedback on pronunciation / grammar as each other's teachers!
As well as writing to each other in English, the Year 5 children at Cringle Brook and the Year 5 children at CEIP Blas de Otero, in Madrid, wanted a Spanish connection. Cleverly, the children from Cringle Brook produced leaflets about Manchester in Spanish! These were sent to Madrid for the children there to learn all about Manchester in Spanish. As Spanish is their first language, we hoped our leaflets would impress them! They will report back in Spanish! We have also asked them to tell us about Madrid in Spanish to see if we can understand these sentences!
We were delighted to receive their leaflets about Madrid recently - in English - and emailed back:
"Year 5 would like to say how much we enjoyed receiving the leaflets from Madrid! The children enjoyed recognising food they have tried like churros con chocolate, finding out that we have things in common (like computer games and football) and seeing photos of places in Madrid.
The children were also impressed with how much effort was put in to the leaflets, how good their English was and how they represented Spain to us! Children also said the drawings and lettering was very cool!
Thank you Blas de Otero!
Besos de Cringlebrook"