The Very Hungry Caterpillar

October 15, 2009
by Brenda Anderson

photo by Brenda Anderson

La Oruga Muy Hambrienta

Last term a class of Year 1 pupils from Woodseats Primary came to the CLC to perform a Spanish version of the much-loved children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Earle, with the help of year 7 pupils from Meadowhead.

This was the result of a coaching project at Woodseats which aimed to give primary teachers with little knowledge of a language the confidence to deliver language lessons.

Three Meadowhead pupils read the story in Spanish whilst the year 1 pupils acted it out with fabulous props and costumes. The performance was watched by th remaining year 7 pupils back at Meadowhead via video-conferencing. This was followed by a question and answer session and a Spanish song.

Señora Goulden, the year 7 teacher said, “From my point of view, this was a really enjoyable experience. I was delighted to see so many talented linguists working together and very proud of the achievements of all those involved!”

Her thanks go to Señor Fernandez, Señorita Cassou, Señora Lewis and Señor Sockett at Meadowhead School, to Señora Millbank at Woodseats and the staff at the CLC.

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