European Languages Day!
This week we have been celebrating European Languages Day. As it is more relevant for our children at this age, we focused on dialect within language and looked at Northumbrian and Yorkshire people's local sayings, traditions and cultures. As Mrs Tate and Mrs Johnson are Northumbrian born and bred and Mrs Horne-Smith is from Yorkshire a Yorkshire, we learnt some local sayings and greeted each other in the morning with a Northumbrian: 'alreet hinny!' to celebrate their own local dialect. We enjoyed listening to some Yorkshire and Northumbrian accents- we thought that Yorkshire people sounded really funny! Alongside this we made Northumbrian sausages, produced strong Yorkshire tea, listened to the Northumbrian pipes and even baked (and ate) our own Yorkshire puddings!