Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Feliz Navidad - Frohe Weihnachten - Joyeux Noël - メリークリスマス

First impressions of today's Christmas Language Club - We did some Japanese origami, ate German Plätzchen, French papillotes and ate Las doce uvas de la suerte ("12 grapes for luck") while watching the Spanish New Year tolled in from the Puerta del Sol tower clock!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Frohe Weihnachten!

We took 43 Year 8 and 9 students to the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham to enjoy the delights of Bratwurst, Stollen, Christbaumkugeln and chocolate Berliner.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Skypeing with Nuestra Señora de Belén Escuela, Murcia, España

Our Year 9s skyped today (during their lunchtime!) with a Year 6 class from Nuestra Señora de Belén, Murcia, España. Both classes had prepared group presentations about where they live and their traditions/cuisine.

Here are some highlights:

Saturday, 5 November 2011

First pictures from our Japanese Exchange with Izumi High School near Osaka

Primary School visit

Kishiwada Castle

Izumi High School

Kyoto Trip

Kishiwada Castle

Monday, 17 October 2011

Top UK school / 4th in the world!

Some of our Language Champions!
A massive well done to all of our 23 Language Champions who managed to score over 500 points in the 2011 Language Perfect World Championship! It's thanks to their hard work that we came 4th in the world in our category (1-50 students) beating all other UK schools!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Answers for our EDL Musical Quiz

Here are the answers for last week's quiz - Click on the links to listen again!

The Beatles singing “Sie liebt dich” in German
Miriam Makeba singing “Pata pata” in Xhosa (South Africa)


Beyonce singing “Si yo fuera un chico” in Spanish
The Nolans singing “I’m in the mood for dancing” in Japanese


Kaoma singing “La lambada” in Portuguese/Brazilian
Tarkan singing “Simarik” in Turkish


Robbie Williams singing “L’amour suprême” in French
TATU singing “Ya Soshla S Uma” in Russian


Pavarotti singing “O sole mio” in Italian
Basshunter singing “Boten Anna” in Swedish

Thank you all for taking part and congratulations again to 11H!


Thursday, 22 September 2011

The scores are in... - Top School in the UK (1-50 students)

4th in the world in our category and top UK school by a long shot - a huge thank you and well done to all our 48 girls who answered just under 114.000 questions. We can't wait for our shiny certificates from New Zealand!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Friday, 9 September 2011

Language Perfect World Championships 2011

Tile Hill Wood School is a proud participant in the Language Perfect World Championships 2011 in the run up to this year's European Day of Languages! 50 of our girls have been entered and we're currently ranking 109 out of over 900 schools worldwide so far!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Schöne Ferien - Bonnes Vacances - Felices Fiestas - Buone Vacanze - 幸せな休日

Final lesson of the year in Year 7 German - we made our very own miniature "Schultüten"

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Online Safety

As part of an alternative curriculum day, all year 8s had one session of learning how to use google translator effectively and how to give advice on internet safety. They posted their top tips on a lino-it canvas:

Vienna Calling... (Skype)

Here is an impression of our first Skype session at Tile Hill Wood School. We established a link with Frau Langer from the Viennese Health Service to discuss how young people's body image is influenced by the media and the potentially damaging impact of this. We had sent a list of questions to Frau Langer in advance and took turns asking her during our 30 minute session.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Languages've got the X-factor!

Over 70 students from Years 4, 5 and 6 from Mount Nod, Parkhill, Wyken Croft and Leigh Primary schools joined our Year 10 Fast track French girls in workshops on French music which culminated in an X-factor session where students voted for their favourite French music video.

Monday, 13 June 2011


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Carmen, posted with vodpod


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Jenani, posted with vodpod

Thursday, 9 June 2011


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Cara, posted with vodpod


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Lukhvinder, posted with vodpod


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Birunthika, posted with vodpod

Wednesday, 9 February 2011


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Robo, posted with vodpod

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Timo, posted with vodpod