Our fantastic Year 7 students have been busy practising their spellings in French and German both in lessons and at lunchtimes. This year, we have entered the national Foreign Languages Spelling Bee Award which is open to Year 7 students across the country in order to introduce an element of competition in to their learning. The students are required to spell as many words as possible in the foreign language within a minute. This is not an easy task as first students must translate the given word into the foreign language and then spell it using the French/German alphabet. Students have shown a great aptitude and determination to the learning of these words and we are very proud of them. The French and German alphabet have been learnt through song, games and repetition to make them easier to retain. One of the ways in which they have been practising their spelling is by using the Quizlet website where they can match up words and check spelling or play various educational games.
Our first round winners were Ellie Perks, Ellie Evans, Holly Meredith, Jasmine Mawby, Joshua Payton-Salsby and Solomon Crump, a really big well done to them!
On Monday 27th March, Jasmine Mawby, Holly Meredith and Ellie Evans will represent the school at the regional finals where they will be doing their best to accurately spell a selection of words from their list of 150 German words. We wish them good luck!
Pictures: Jasmine Hawby, Holly Meredith, Ellie Evans