Presentation on theme: "Memories of School These resources can be used for Cross-curricular topic work involving childrens different languages Language classes in the community."— Presentation transcript:
Memories of School These resources can be used for Cross-curricular topic work involving childrens different languages Language classes in the community MFL classes See also resource sheet and lesson plan (links)
Children study examples of interviews with parents from When I Lived in Somalia..(Published by London Borough of Tower Hamlets & GlobeTown Action Zone: 2006) Write questions for parents and grandparents on memories of school (in English and home language – transliterated using English letters if not sure of home script) Bring back answers and create powerpoint on school experiences in different countries
Mahomeds questions in Somali & English Sumayas questions in English, Bengali script and transliteration (using both standard Bengali and Sylheti)
Hassan was relatively new to English but he used his knowledge of English letters to transliterate his questions. He could also write them fluently in Farsi Hassan had lived in Iran and Afghanistan and during this project the teacher discovered he could speak five languages
I am a student I am a student, I am a student I am the flower of this country! I am running, running to Attend my school So I can establish who I am And benefit my country I have come to work hard My God guide me through Amen, Amen. Somali song about why its important to go to school Children can compose a poem/song in English/different languages based on their own experiences at school
Extension activity especially useful for Year 6 working on transition to secondary school Children can interview each other and record on video their memories of school
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