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Term 3: Urdu!

Welcome back to a new Term. I hope you have had a good break. Once again, we will be continuing our work to learn about different countries and languages and cultures around the world and our focus this term is on the language of Urdu.

General Information:

Urdu is the official language of Pakistan but it is spoken in various countries including Nepal, Bangladesh, Quatar and Afghanistan. The name Pakistan means ‘land of the pure’ in Urdu. The capital city of Pakistan is called Islamabad but it is not the largest city. The largest city is called Karachi and has a population of around 13 million people. Amazingly, when writing in Urdu you start at the right of the page and move to the left which is the opposite of the way we write the English language. How amazing is that!

Speaking Urdu:

This term we will be using simple words and phrases in the classroom. Here are some common words and phrases that you may wish to practise at home too!

EnglishTransliteration
WelcomeKush-amdeed
HelloAslam-u-alaikum

 

GoodbyeKhudahafiz

 

Good morningSubah-bukhair

 

Good afternoonDupehr-bukhair

 

Thank youShukriya
SorryMuaf-karna

 

PleaseBara’ya-mehurbani

 

YesJee
NoNaheen

 

Come hereYahaan aáo

 

Well doneShabash

 

Taken from Newbury Park Website: http://www.newburyparkschool.net/langofmonth/urdu/player.html  This web link will help you with pronunciation if you are unsure. You can even look at other words and phrases including numbers if you wish.

Term 2: Norwegian

Welcome back to a new Term. I hope you have had a good break. Once again, we will be continuing our work to learn about different countries and languages and cultures around the world and our focus this term is on Norwegian.

General Information:

Norway is a country in Northern Europe, located above the Arctic Circle. It makes up part of Scandinavia alongside neighbouring countries such as Finland, Denmark and Sweden. Its capital city is called Oslo and approximately 5.2 million people live in Norway. The national symbol of Norway is a Lion as seen on the country’s coat of arms. The Northern Lights are a very famous attraction for Norway alongside stunning scenery and beautiful fjords- inland lakes surrounded by steep cliffs and mountains. In fact Norway has the nickname of ‘Fjord Country’.

Speaking Norwegian:

This term we will be using simple Norwegian words and phrases in the classroom. Here are some common words and phrases that you may wish to practise at home too!

EnglishNorwegian
WelcomeVelkommen
HelloHallo
GoodbyeHa det bra
Good morningGod morgen
Good afternoonGod ettermiddag
Thank youTakk
SorryUnnskyld
PleaseVær så snill 
YesJa
NoNei
Come hereKomm her
Well doneKjempebra

 

Taken from Newbury Park Website: http://www.newburyparkschool.net/langofmonth/norwegian/player.html

This web link will help you with pronunciation if you are unsure. You can even look at other words and phrases including numbers if you wish.

 

Term 1: Greek!

Welcome back to a new and exciting year at Paulton Infant School. Once again, we will be continuing our work to learn about different countries and languages and cultures around the world and we are starting this term off with Greek!

General Information:

Greece is one of the many countries that make up Europe. Greece has mountainous areas as well as beautiful beaches making it a brilliant tourist destination. Greece is made up of mainland and many minor islands however most of these are uninhabited.The capital city of Greece is Athens, known for its beautiful buildings and in particular the Parthenon.

Greek Cuisine:

Greek is known for its delicious cuisine and lots of these delicacies we find in our supermarkets too. Common Greek dishes include meals such as Moussaka, Salads including Feta Cheese and Olives, Deserts such as Baklava and Melomakarona and fish dishes such as Octopus and Swordfish tail.

Greek Mythology:

Greece is known for having lots of mythological stories dating back to ancient times. These stories tell of romance, battles, great adventures and often focus on Gods, legendary beasts such as the Minotaur, Pegasus and Medusa and ancient artefacts that have special abilities. Particular stories include; the trials of Heracles, Perseus and the Minotaur, Pandora’s Box and Jason and the Golden Fleece to name a few.

Speaking Greek:

This term we will be using simple Greek words and phrases in the classroom. Here are some common words and phrases that you may wish to practise at home too!

 

EnglishTransliterationTranslation
Welcome
Kalosorisade
Kalwsorisate
Hello
Ya su
Geiasou
Goodbye
Andio
Antio
Good morning
Kalimera
Kalhmera
Good afternoon
Kalisbera
Kalhspera
Thank you
Efharisto
Eucaristw
Sorry
Signomi
Sugnomi
Please
Barakalo
Parakalw
Yes
Ne
Nai
No
Ohi
Oci
Come here
Ela etho
Elaedw
Well done
Bravo
Prabo

Taken from Newbury Park Website: http://www.newburyparkschool.net/langofmonth/greek/player.html  This web link will help you with pronunciation if you are unsure. You can even look at other words and phrases including numbers if you wish.

Additional Information:

If you are interested in learning more about Ancient Greece, Greek Cuisine or want to find some of the amazing Greek Myths then more information can be found here: http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/greece/today.html

 

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