At Djanogly Sherwood Academy, each term we learn a different language and children are given opportunities to develop their spoken skills. They attend an assembly of the selected language where they are introduced to the country where the language is predominately spoken, they are given the opportunity to hear the language being spoken and are encouraged to practise the language themselves. All teachers embrace the selected language of the term and actively encourage the children to say good morning, good afternoon and respond to simple yes/no questions in the given language. Children will be taught the language for 20 minutes per week from Year 1 to Year 6. In KS2 the focus will be on developing not only spoken skills, but also reading, writing and listening skills in the chosen language. We use Duolingo to practise language skills that we learn during lesson time.
Each term, we celebrate the language and country studied in a whole school assembly, as well as by having a themed lunch day. We have chosen to learn the top 6 languages (over a 2 year cycle) that are spoken in our school. As a school, we feel it is important to give bilingual children the chance to speak and demonstrate their language skills. Language of the Term also allows monolingual English speakers to encounter and learn to speak different languages.
Every term, 12 key words/phrases are translated for the children.
These are: Good morning : Good afternoon : Welcome : Hello : Goodbye : Yes : No : Please : Thank you : Sorry : Well done : Come here
Summer Term 2021 Language of The Term - Spanish
The chosen language for term 5 and 6 is Spanish.
Spanish is the official language in the following countries:
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
There are 425,000,000 Spanish speakers in the world. It is the fourth most widely spoken language.
Spanish is one of our top 6 languages spoken by children at Djanogly Sherwood Academy.
Spanish Words that we are going to learn
Below are the translations for the 11 words/phrases which the children are encouraged to learn and use throughout the school day. You will find the English word and the translation of the English word into Spanish. These will be displayed in classrooms and on the Languages Display board.
- Good morning = Buenos días
- Good afternoon = Buena tarde
- Welcome = Bienvenida or Bienvenido
- Hello = Hola
- Goodbye = adiós
- Yes = sí
- No = no
- Please = por favor
- Thankyou = gracias
- Sorry = lo siento
- Well done = bien hecho