King's St Alban's

30 June

Year 1 retell the story of the Hungry Caterpillar with a twist!

Year 1 were delighted to present their first assembly in French to a packed audience of family and friends recently.  They welcomed everyone with their greeting song Bonjour, complete with actions and dancing.  The children then told the story of La Chenille Qui Fait des Trous with clear, confident speaking from each one of them.  Finally, the audience were treated to a catchy song and dance about fruit.

Pupils at King’s St Alban’s may begin to learn the French language as early as the age of three, when they are in our nursery. Learning a language in the Pre-Prep is designed to be fun and exciting, whilst instilling a love of language in our pupils which will take them through the Prep School and on again into King’s Worcester. The assembly delivered so beautifully by our Year 1 cohort demonstrates just how much fun they have and the love of language in it’s infancy.

This was a fine performance from such young children and, as Mr Chapman observed, “the children were confident and happy to speak French to an audience”.  Bravo Year One; you made us all extremely proud and you deserved your little ‘after-performance’ treat. Mrs Stenson, their French teacher was delighted to share ‘Cuthbert the Caterpillar’ cake with the class, who evidently loved it and promptly devoured it – there was none left, unless the Hungry Caterpillar was in town!

We look forward to hearing more from this energetic cohort next academic year when their learning journey continues; watch this space!