Teaching and Learning French
School exchanges are becoming a key element for the mutual understanding in a multicultural society.
Throughout this school year, pupils from both KS1 and KS2 are involved in an Erasmus+ partnership with Ecole l’Hermitage, from Pontoise, France. There will be different international activities carried out in cooperation with our partner school, activities that, we believe, will increase our pupils’ confidence in using French.
Together with Ecole L’Hermitage we have agreed on organising an activity to introduce the project partners, as a first step. Introducing partners is an opportunity for active and collaborative learning. As a result, an exchange of letters between the pupils’ of the two partner schools was organised. Our pupils were excited to write their letters and introduce themselves to the pupils of L’Hermitage school, in France. Throughout the project, partners will get more opportunities to get to know each other better.
Two Three Year ERASMUS+ Project with The Netherlands
Every year, teachers from Lucasonderwijs in the Netherlands, an educational institute of about 80 schools visit Prince of Wales in February with some of their trainee teachers. With one of their schools, De Driemaster near The Hague, we started a two-year Erasmus + funded project in 2019 (due to the Pandemic this was extended by one additional year to conclude in July 2022) to share and develop our practices to support high quality outcomes for our pupils. One common theme is to narrow the vocabulary gap as both schools have high levels of pupils with English or Dutch as an additional language.
Prince of Wales shared their expertise in: Parent Cafes, Outdoor Learning, Cross-Curricular Learning
De Driemaster shared: Teach Like a Champion strategies, Rock-Water (behaviour management).
PoW visited De Driemaster in October 2019 and May 2022. In turn we hosted a visit in February 2020 with a final visit by De Driemaster on 20th and 21st October 2022 to make up for missed visits due to covid lock downs.
On 11th June 2021, some of our Year 6 pupils made a presentation to De Driemaster school following a whole school project about Water and to compare with their learning about this topic (see p16 11.06.2021.pdf (princeofwales.enfield.sch.uk)).
This was their ppt presentation: Water whole school
A summary of achievements that resulted from our partnership: CONCLUSION Erasmus