The Year 5 CLIL (that’s Content & Language Integrated Learning) students have been looking at the geographic make up of Europe in French. Today, as a way of cementing their knowledge of the position of the countries, they had to become Europe with each student being a country, in charge of positioning themselves next to the neighbouring, and in some cases bordering countries. After doing this in the classroom, the two Year 5 forms took the activity outside where they held a competition to see which one could locate and accurately position their European countries first. Each form had a nominated adjudicator to ensure that the opposing team had completed the task successfully.
The outcome was a lesson of active map work where students listened to each other, worked together, participated in a competition, and had thoroughly enjoyed this unforgettable learning experience.