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Malmesbury Primary School

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Foreign Languages News

We joined children from all over the country in a celebration of languages, by making a short video in a different language. We had lots of different languages, including French, Polish, Tamil, Russian, Mandarin, Arabic and Romanian. Click on the link above to view some of our entries.

European Day of Languages - Caribbean Cruise Day

This year, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the arrival in the UK of HMT Empire Windrush, we transformed the school into a cruise ship and departure port and set sail for the Caribbean! The hall became check-in, security and passport control, outside became the deck and the classrooms became the cabins. We all brought a suitcase to school and had tickets and luggage labels as well. We danced, we sang and we learned some phrases in the language of the island we were visiting. We had a great day! 

European Day of Languages 2018-2022

Some highlights from the most recent celebrations of language and culture at Malmesbury, comprising of Home Languages Celebration Days, Fall of the Berlin Wall 30th Anniversary, Francophone Countries Day and Rainbow Languages Day.

Merton and Kingston Primary Languages Competition 2022

In Year 4, we made up songs about Olympic sports for this bi-annual languages competition. We were so pleased to win Best Song for Cedar class's entry. Well done to both classes for 2 great entries!

Click here to watch Pine Class's entry

Click here to watch Cedar Class's entry



Express Yourself in Lockdown

In the Spring Term of lockdown, when children were learning from home, The British Council organised an event called Express Yourself in Lockdown to celebrate the different languages spoken by children living in Great Britain. We joined children from all over the country in making our voices heard, with entries from all year groups from Yr2 to Yr6. We had submissions in French, Spanish, Albanian, Urdu, Tamil and Mandarin. Click on the links in the pdf to watch some of these amazing videos!

Parlez-vous français?

In July, Year 5 were very excited to be speaking to their French pen-pals via Skype. Our children prepared a few sentences in French and our pen-pals spoke in English. It was sometimes a bit difficult to understand, but it was nice to see each other. Find out more about our pen-pals on our 'International Links' page.