Languages Week 2021

12th July 2021
Languages Week was such a great success. We currently have around 30 different languages spoken in our school. What an impressively bi lingual (and tri lingual ) lot of children and staff we have! We absolutely love the linguistic diversity of our school. Thank you so much to the very many of you (parents, carers and children) who sent in video clips of words,  songs and stories to share. 
The children took part with such great enthusiasm. They were highly motivated by the idea of Languages Week, and have thoroughly enjoyed teaching and learning words/songs/phrases/numbers/greetings in lots of different languages.
Here are some of the languages we have shared in school during Languages Week:
  • French
  • Polish
  • Bengali
  • British Sign Language
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Lithuanian
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Slovenian
  • Irish
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • Slovakian
  • Setswanan (Botswana and S Africa)
  • Hindi
  • Welsh
  • Dutch
  • Greek
  • Pig Latin (a coding language)
  • Marathi (India)
  • Albanian
  • Norwegian
  • and more!
Below are some pictures and videos to show you some of the lovely activities in school. 
Class 10 doing French 5-a-day.



Class 13: "My kids loved languages week. Different children came up to the front and taught the rest of the class how to count and say basic words and phrases in their other languages. We also had brilliant class discussions about our love for different languages."

Wow- what a lot of clever children we have!


Class 14:  "It’s Languages Week, and we’ve been letting the children do the teaching! Throughout the week, different children delivered wonderful lessons in lots of different languages!

Check out some wonderful language facts from the children in Class 14:

Did you know that good morning teacher in Polish is  ‘Dzien dobry nauczcielka?’

Did you know that hello and how are you in Irish is ‘Dia dhuit. Conas ata tu?’

Did you know that I don’t speak French is ‘Je ne parle pas francais.’

Did you know that in Poland, they have a special day devoted to eating donuts and sweet treats? This is on the Thursday before lent each year.  


Check out some of the pictures below to see some of the wonderful teaching talent in Class 14!"

Class 11: "We spent an afternoon being taught different languages by children and adults in the classroom. We learnt basic phrases in: Japanese, Portuguese , Turkish,  Polish,  Greek,  Bengali and 'Pig Latin' (a coding language!)"

Class 12 in Languages Week : 
Class 5 children teaching their friends.