Language learning at Morton is a lively mix of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
We begin the academic year with a whole school celebration of the European Day of Languages. From nursery through to Year 6, all children learn a few words of a new language each year and take part in a range of creative activities. We celebrate the home languages of our EAL community and welcome parents to take part in a morning assembly.
Formal language learning happens in KS2 when Year 3 are first introduced to French. For four years, our pupils make progress in all four skills and learn about aspects of Francophone life: making masks for Mardi Gras, decorating paper fish for April 1st pranks and crowning a King or Queen for Epiphany. They learn of French as a global language, studying aspects of geography and culture.
Children at Morton enjoy languages and are confident and resilient learners. By the end of KS2, our pupils are ready for the study of a foreign language in secondary school.
European Day of Languages
Both staff and children enjoyed celebrating the European Day of Languages on September 23rd.
The day began with an assembly led by Mrs Julie Hannah where she had prepared a video of the different languages spoken by the pupils at Morton Primary School.
From an Italian playground game to number bonds in Greek, stories in Spanish and food from around the world, all of the children had the chance to try something new.
Squirrel Class entertained the school with a greetings song in Spanish and members of Deer, Fox and Badger Classes amazed us with their confidence at speaking their newly acquired language.
Many thanks to Mrs Moore who taught Brazilian Portuguese to Years 5 and 6 and thank you to those parents who sent in food and videos for use on the day.