All Year 7 French and Spanish classes recently undertook an Inter-house challenge to learn fifty words each in their respective language classes. The objective was to build on phonics work, reinforce spelling and meaning of high-frequency words, work on strategies for memorisation and finally to provide a fun activity for all of Year 7 students.
The preliminary rounds were held in class time, with students separated in to their Houses to compete. There were many impressive performances by students to spell the words aloud in French and or Spanish, concentrating on translating the words from English into the appropriate language, whilst demonstrating accurate pronunciation of the alphabet, including accents. The end results were extremely close, with winners frequently only separated by one or two words.
The winner of each House now goes on to the Grand Final, to be held before the end of term, where a further fifty words will be tested.
Bien fait! Buen trabajo!