Class 3/4 visited Padworth College this week to take part in an afternoon of languages. Nine students from the College offered short taster sessions in their native languages, giving Class 3/4 a flavour of no less than six other languages! Pupils were taught how to say their name in Vietnamese and in Japanese, greetings in Korean, numbers up to five in Thai as well as how to write their names in Chinese Mandarin, and were also taught colours in Arabic amongst others. A great afternoon was had by all and some of our pupils already feel inspired to learn some of these new languages in the future!

At Alder Bridge School, children in Kindergarten sing rhymes in various languages, such as Spanish, German and Welsh. From Class 1 upwards the children learn French and German orally at first; through songs, rhymes and games. The children begin writing and reading in both languages around 10 years old.