Welcome to our Language Learning Page 2022/23!
This page is led by our language ambassadors. Each class from years 2 - 6 have nominated up to 2 Language Ambassadors to assist Señora Drage during Spanish lessons. They will also be very busy promoting and celebrating languages around school. You can spot our Language Ambassadors by looking out for their white and blue badges.
At the start of the year, our Language Ambassadors were set a challenge to find out how many languages are spoken in our school. Did you know that there are over 22 languages spoken in our school community?!
We are very lucky to have a number of children who are bilingual or multilingual. It is important that we show respect for each other’s languages and cultures by celebrating and learning more about them.
Our ambassadors have compiled a list of languages they would like to challenge classmates to learn and research each month/ They have carefully linked each language to a special celebration happening around the world at that time.
Check out out current and past languages of the half-term below!
LANGUAGE OF THE HALF-TERM
In celebration of our new French club commencing, the language ambassadors have chosen French as our new language of the half-term!
Who speaks French?
Did you know, there are about 129,000,000 French speakers in the world!
French is an official language in the following countries:
Belgium, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, France, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, Vanuatu, Vietnam.
After finding out that so many children in our school can speak Polish, the language ambassadors thought that it would be a great third language of the half-term!
Who speaks Polish?
Polish is spoken by about 45 million people in the world. 38 million Polish speakers live in Poland, where it is the official language. A large number of Polish-speaking people live in Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus, UK and the USA.
In celebration of Chinese New Year, our next language of the half-term is Mandarin! Click on the links below to enjoy a selection of games and videos to help you learn some basic Mandarin.
Can you teach some to your family and friends?
Who speaks Mandarin?
Mandarin is spoken by more than 1 billion people! It is spoken by more people than any other language in the world.
It is the main language of government, the media and education in China and Taiwan, and one of the four official languages in Singapore.
There are also significant numbers of Mandarin speakers in Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, the USA, Mongolia, Vietnam, Brunei, South Africa, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, UK and Mauritius.
This term, we will be learning some basic Ukrainian phrases. Click on the links below to enjoy a selection of games and videos to help you learn some basic Ukrainian.
Can you teach your family and friends?
Who speaks Ukrainian?
Ukrainian is the national language of Ukraine. It is closely related to Russian and Belarusian.
There are about 51,000,000 Ukrainian speakers in Ukraine and in many other countries, including Belarus, Canada, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland and Russia.
Language Ambassadors 2019:
Spanish Fiesta Day!
On the 25th of May the Language Ambassadors hosted a Fiesta day at school. We had a delicious Spanish lunch, Spanish themed playtime activities and had a fantastic school assembly which celebrated all the Spanish we have learnt this year. Take a look!
Chinese New Year at Haydn!
The Chinese New Year of the rooster starts on the 28th of January 2017. The Language Ambassadors have been busy promoting and celebrating the festival around school. They have created awesome posters and hosted fun activities during playtime. We also had a delicious Chinese New Year school dinner and took part in some great Chinese New Year courtesy of the Confucius institute from Nottingham University!
Happy New Year!
'A Way With Words ' project with Jiangdong Central Primary!
As part of our ‘ A Way With Words Project’ the Language Ambassadors are currently working with the children from Jiangdong Central Primary to teach one another Mandarin and English. Here is our first video from China.
Take a look and try and learn some Mandarin.