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					          IDEAS FOR CROSS-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

  ART
     paintings of famous artists e.g. Monet, Gaudi, then try to produce
      work in a similar style. Display in an “art gallery”
     use someone from the school or invite someone to teach pupils
      simple Chinese calligraphy so that they can write their names.

CITIZENSHIP
    basic sign language – greetings, name etc.
    dress in traditional costumes, the colours of the national flags, famous
     person, something which represents the country e.g. Mona Lisa, Eiffel
     Tower,
    learn simple greetings etc. from languages belonging to other pupils in
     the school e.g. Urdu, Polish etc.
    invite a native speaker in to talk about their life in a foreign school
    culture and customs from other countries e.g. greetings
    stereotyping


FOOD TECHNOLOGY
   make a croque monsieur / traditional meal
   food-based activities, e.g. French breakfast, cheese-tasting, sale
    of pain au chocolat at break, cooking simple foreign dishes, labelling
    and packaging
   invite a chef from a foreign restaurant to do a cookery demonstration
    (or visit their restaurant)
   international biscuits and cakes at break for staff.
   design menus in MFL and display them in the dining hall. Pupils could
    think about health options, vegetarian dishes etc.
GEOGRAPHY
   using an atlas
   identifying main features of France / Germany / Spain / Italy / Wales
   where languages are spoken throughout the world
   travel and transport
   climate
   design a poster to advertise another country as a holiday
    destination
   competition to identify flags from other countries around the school –
    pupils also name each country’s capital city and currency
   competition to identify which country cars come from by looking at
    their number plates.
   “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” quiz on general knowledge about
    other countries.
   quizzes on general knowledge about other countries. Pub quiz formats,
    inter-class group competitions
   treasure hunt around the school

HISTORY
   historical events from another country e.g. French Revolution
   famous historical people Napoléon
   important dates

ICT
      use internet for research / reading in MFL
      send emails / ecards to partner school in Europe
      making presentations
      stories
      interactive activities

LITERACY
    alphabet-based language quizzes
    dictionaries
    grammar and punctuation
    different writing systems e.g Russian: write simple messages for
     others to translate
    learn sign language or Braille and send messages to each other
        make an alphabet frieze using objects which begin with the same
         letter in French / German / Spanish / Italian / Welsh and English
        puppet shows, plays and drama in MFL
        poetry readings in MFL – with explanations.
        story-telling – using big books, Powerpoint presentations, traditional
         stories and legends in translation etc.
        displays in library and decorations around the school.
        write a song or poem in MFL
        write a simple book in the form of “Where’s Spot The Dog?” in MFL



MUSIC
   national anthems, traditional songs and instruments,
   famous composers e.g. Debussy, Beethoven and their compositions
   rhythm
   musical terminology
   'Eurovision Song Contest' with each class / year group performing a
    different song in MFL.

NUMERACY
   MFL Maths Challenge
   starter activities in MFL
   weights and measurement
   time
   shape
   basic number work and calculations

PE
        boules competition in French
        names and instructions for games in MFL
        traditional games / famous football teams / sportsmen and women
         from other countries
        simple races e.g. waiter race, “Tour de ….” (slow bicycle race) etc.
        “Jeux Sans Frontières” activity with simple instructions in MFL
        traditional dance with traditional music
RE
        “The Lord’s Prayer” and other common prayers in MFL
        Taizé community – learn some simple chants
        “Kumbayah” in MFL
        Bible in different translations
        different ways of celebrating major religious festivals

SCIENCE
   descriptions of the elements
   famous scientists
   life cycles e.g. of a butterfly
   body parts

				
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