Modern Foreign Languages - By Madame Lea

On Thursday I had the opportunity to speak with Mr Campbell about why I love Terra Nova so much. There were so many reasons, especially the children, but with languages in mind, I was delighted to be able to talk about our incredible team. We are just so blessed to have such specialists who each bring their individual spark of joy, knowledge and professionalism to their classrooms.

Many of you will know myself and Mrs Robertson (formally Mrs Evans), who have been at Terra Nova for many years. Mrs Robertson has been such an incredible support and inspiration to me and is always looking for ways to update, improve and progress our language provision for the children. She brings so much energy and fun to the classroom.

Last year we were lucky to recruit zhōng lǎo shī who has been teaching Mandarin and, this year, has offered Mandarin as part of the Year 6 language carousel. It has been wonderful to hear children calling greetings in Mandarin across the playground to zhōng lǎo shī. Frau Egli joined us this month and is proving an invaluable part of the team. Her organisation, her brilliant brain and her excellent classroom practice are most evident. The children are in safe hands, are enjoying their languages and thriving.