Language of the Term

A display of many languages spoken at our school, made with contributions from families at our school. 

At Paulton Infant School we respect and celebrate every child – their background, their culture, their faith and the languages they speak. Through our curriculum, we support all of our children to understand their place in the community and the wider word. We understand that children, families and staff in our school community come from a range of backgrounds and experiences and we ensure all children from BME and EAL backgrounds experience a good quality education and enable them to achieve in line with their peers. Each term at Paulton Infant School we celebrate a different language with our "Language of the Term" which is run by Miss Ireland, our EMAS lead. 

Language of the Term helps us to recognise and celebrate the different languages, cultures and traditions of families in Paulton and around the world. Over their time at Paulton Infant school children will be exposed to 12 different languages as part of our Language of the Term programme. As they attend our school for three years, this means they will be exposed to six of the languages twice, providing opportunities to revisit their learning and build on their vocabulary. The language chosen each term reflects the range of languages spoken by current pupils of our school and their families or provides links to our topic learning where possible. We will review the Language of the Term Cycles regularly to ensure languages spoken reflect our school community and has links to our curriculum. 

Term 1 & 2 - Makaton

Makaton is a means of communication that uses spoken word, symbols and signs.

This year we have decided to continue our first LoT until Christmas.  Makaton can be used to support our Communication and Language skills and the children have really enjoyed learning to sign greetings, colours, weather, emotions and much more! We have even been using Makaton to answer the register.

You can find out more about Makaton here: https://www.makaton.org/aboutMakaton/ 

Here you will find the presentations used in our Language of the Term assemblies:

Makaton Language of the Term Presentation 1

Makaton Language of the Term Presentation 2

The teachers have filmed greetings, you can watch them here: https://youtu.be/qaMSrzmJMSg

Term 3 - German

German is spoken by people all over the world. It is an official language of six countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Lichtenstein). 

Did you know.. our author of the term, famous children's writer Judith Kerr was born in Germany? 

Here you will find the presentations used in our Language of the Term assemblies:

German Language of the Term Presentation

To access the videos of German speakers in this document, please see: Newbury Park Language of the Month

Watch Miss Ireland introduce German here https://youtu.be/NKd180f4gVA

Term 4 - Turkish

Turkish is the official language of Turkey and one of the official languages of Cyprus.

It is spoken by about 60 million people in Turkey and another million in Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, and Macedonia.

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