La Recita di Natale: Year 1 Perform The Christmas Story

To share the cultural experience of learning the Italian language with the wider community, Year 1 students presented the story of the Nativity with a traditional song: “Tu scendi dalle stelle” on stage at School assembly and for the Senior Citizens in our local Parish. Unbeknownst to us, there were native Italian speakers in the … Continue reading La Recita di Natale: Year 1 Perform The Christmas Story

Repetition And Rhyme: Years 3 & 4 Italian Puppet Shows

“La ripetizione è la madre della memoria” (Repetition is the mother of the memory.) Rhyme and repetition are key features of children's stories. We used stories to reinforce language learning in Years 3 and 4. Year 3 students learnt to read, speak and understand the script for the story of “The Little Red Hen” – … Continue reading Repetition And Rhyme: Years 3 & 4 Italian Puppet Shows

Cross-curricular Learning: Year 3 Writing, Poetry and Composing Musical Poems

In their English lessons, Year 3 students were learning to identify these elements of poetry: rhyme, similes, metaphors and onomatopoeia, and then write their own poems. In Music lessons, learning intentions for Year 3 students were to experiment with and create vocal sounds and vocal effects, then organise these vocal/sound effects for group performances. Students … Continue reading Cross-curricular Learning: Year 3 Writing, Poetry and Composing Musical Poems