Tuesday, 18 July 2017

привет! Learning Russian in Norfolk: 18th July 2017

We had a brilliant day today when we were joined by interpreter Viktoria and 8 children from Chernobyl in Belarus. Viktoria answered questions about Russia and Belarus and helped us to understand the Russian alphabet and to speak and write in Russian. We found out that the national animal of Belarus is the bison and the national flower is the cornflower. We also learned that wolves can be found in the forests there.

We discovered that the Cyrillic alphabet is very different from our Latin alphabet and includes letters which look like mathematical symbols and numbers:

An afternoon of indoor and outdoor games and listening and writing followed and the children got on really well together, despite language differences. The children also discovered a mutual interest in the language of music.

The day ended with a photograph of everyone.

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