Highlands Primary and Ecole Maternelle Les Grand crus
International Video Conference project
In the Summer term of 2014, a group of children in the Reception classes embarked on a joint video conference project with children in at Ecole Maternelle Les Grand crus, in Chenove, France. Teachers from both schools have been sending emails and also meeting face-to-face in video conference calls, working collaboratively on shared projects.
Before the children met via video conference both schools sent gifts to each other. Below is a short film of the children at Highlands opening their parcel from France.
One of the gifts each school exchanged was a toy. The children from France sent our children a dinosaur. Our reception children took the dinosaur on a tour of our school and took photographs to show to the French children.
Please watch the film below to see the places the dinosaur visited at Highlands.
The first VC meeting was on Tuesday 17th June. Mrs Kaur from Highlands and Mr Bertrand Grenier from Ecole Maternelle Les Grand crus had planned out the activities for this first meeting. Children from both schools introduced themselves, saying their name in each other’s language. Our children showed the pictures of the dinosaur at Highlands and explained where the dinosaur was in the school. The children in France sang the “Incy Wincy Spider” song and we joined in too.
Lastly both schools played the dinosaur board game (which was one of the gifts from France!). A child from each school threw the dice and then moved the small model dinosaur around the board. When the Highlands children had their turn they counted in French and when the Ecole Maternelle Les Grand crus children had their turn they counted in English. The board game was a great success and everyone had a lot of fun.
Please watch the film below.