Bears blog

 

This blog is written by participants of the UK-German bears project, and as such, UK-German Connection is unable to vouch for the validity of content in this area. Please contact the UK-German Connection team should you have any questions or comments relating to the bears blog.

For participating teachers: Please log in here to add a blog entry

Alex
Ben

Letters to Germany

Posted by Sarah Marlow, 20/02/2019

The Year 2 children have started writing letters back to our partner school Gemeinschaftsgrundschule Forsbach in Rosrath. We hope you enjoy reading them.

Alex
Ben

Meine Familie

Posted by Sarah Marlow, 20/02/2019

Alex taught the Year 2 children the names of some family members today. We also learnt how to say Ich habe_______. We are enjoying learning new words in German.

Alex
Ben

Welcome to Ketzin!

Posted by Maika Schulz, 20/02/2019

On Monday Ben arrived in Ketzin. Class 2 b gave him a warm welcome. We listened to his story and learned about his family. In the afternoon Leonidas took him to the river Havel.

Alex
Ben

Alex enjoys a Welsh themed afternoon

Posted by Sarah Marlow, 19/02/2019

Alex enjoyed listening to the Year 2 children singing a Welsh song called Mi welais jac y do for the Eisteddfod. He was also impressed with the children reciting a Welsh poem called Dw i'n hoffi. He then helped us write some letters to our German partner school.

Alex
Ben

Ben and Lara

Posted by Katharina Schmitt, 19/02/2019

Lara wrote about her day with Ben...

Alex
Ben

Ben had a great time with Tim and Louis

Posted by Katharina Schmitt, 19/02/2019

Ben, Tim and Louis played together after school. Later Ben and Louis watched German TV and Louis taught Ben some German words!

Alex
Ben

Letters to Pontypridd

Posted by Katharina Schmitt, 18/02/2019

Today the children of class 3b wrote letters to our partner school in Pontypridd. Ben helped them writing about themselves in English.

Alex
Ben

Alex makes some Welsh friends

Posted by Sarah Marlow, 18/02/2019

Alex made some new Welsh friends in the Year 2 class today. He met Dewi the dragon and two Welsh ladies dressed in traditional costume. We showed him our flag and in the photograph you can see him holding some daffodils - they are our national flower.

Alex
Ben

Year 2 welcomes Alex

Posted by Sarah Marlow, 18/02/2019

The Year 2 children were very excited to welcome Alex today. We listened to his story and we looked at the map to see all the places he has visited. Then we listened to his special song. Alex helped the children learn how to introduce themselves in German and to say where they live. We can't wait to learn more words in German. We are excited that he is going to be spending a whole week with us.

Alex
Ben

Ben and Froggy

Posted by Katharina Schmitt, 16/02/2019

One of Ben's new friends is Froggy. Froggy helps the class 3b to learn English!

Alex
Ben

Ben's first week

Posted by Katharina Schmitt, 16/02/2019

Ben had a great first week in Forsbach!
He has lots of new friends, learns more German words every day and does fun things all the time! On Wednesday he even was at the local fire station with the class 3b!

Alex
Ben

Ben and his new friends

Posted by Katharina Schmitt, 16/02/2019

Tim gives Paul and Ben a piggyback ride!

Alex
Ben

Friday Fun with Alex

Posted by Sarah Marlow, 15/02/2019

Today Alex has joined in with our Welsh lesson. He has enjoyed learning to speak Welsh. He loved listening to our Welsh Eisteddfod song 'Sospan Fach'.
He was so busy yesterday, he forgot to mention that he had been to the Valentine's disco with all his new friends in Year 3.

Alex
Ben

Great fun learning about Alex's family.

Posted by Sarah Marlow, 13/02/2019

Today we had lots of fun learning about Alex's family. We were able to talk about our family using German. Alex helped Ariana and Annabelle to learn to play the harp. We won 40 points playing the family quiz. Yay!!

Alex
Ben

Ben and Anna

Posted by Katharina Schmitt, 13/02/2019

Anna wrote about her day with Ben.

Alex
Ben

Art is fun!

Posted by Katharina Schmitt, 12/02/2019

Today Ben had fun with the kids during Art lesson. He really likes their penguin artworks!

Alex
Ben

Having fun with Alex.

Posted by Sarah Marlow, 12/02/2019

Today we have been learning to sing Alex's song. We found it tricky to pronounce the German words. Alex listened to our song.

Alex
Ben

Welcome Ben!

Posted by Katharina Schmitt, 11/02/2019

Ben arrived in Forsbach and met his new friends of the class 3b. They gave him a warm welcome!
Ben told us a lot about himself and we talked about our favourite hobbies.

Today, Ben will stay with one of his new friends, so he won't feel homesick.

Alex
Ben

Getting to Know Alex

Posted by Sarah Marlow, 11/02/2019

Alex arrived at Gwauncelyn. Today we met Alex and listened to his story. We had a look at the blog and the map. We were amazed to see all the places Alex has visited. Has Alex been to Wales before?

Alex
Ben

Another night at home

Posted by Rachel Foster, 11/02/2019

When I (Bella) got home on Thursday night Alex and I drew a picture. Alex helped me to colour him in. For dinner we had spaghetti bolognese and meat balls and it was yummy.