The National curriculum states that, “Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.”

At HCPS, our chosen language is French. It is taught from the start of KS2 in Year 3 which follows the Scheme of Work set out by the Rigolo resource.  Units begin with learning how to repeat and recognise words and phrases, progressing to being able to read and write the vocabulary.  Once children become confident with the models of language, they are encouraged to use it for real communication.

Linguamarque award!

We are delighted to announce that Hadleigh Community Primary School is now recognised as a Linguamarque Bronze school!

Year 5 Song

Year 5 have been learning a new song that teaches them how to say “Hello” in 16 different languages! Have a listen to it here

Year 5 Spanish Exchange Project!

Year 5 worked on an exchange project with a school in Spain. The name of the school is Escola Pia Sabadell.

This exchange forms part of the ‘International Dimension’ of the Linguamarque Accreditation.

We were approached to take part in this project by the school that has links with the Jacobs family, now part of our school community. Their children attended Escola Pia Sabadell whilst living in Spain.

Pupils were asked to describe to each other the many traditions surrounding Easter. Whilst Year 5 in Hadleigh wrote about Simnel Cake, we were treated to a master class in how to bake a traditional Mona cake via a video from Spain!

Our children could see similarities and differences between our 2 cultures. It seems that we both enjoy the Easter egg hunt and egg decorations whilst both cultures enjoy a different dining experience on Easter Sunday.

Well done year 5 for working so hard on your projects!

We have provided links to the Spanish submissions. Our pupils have been invited to try out some of the recipes at home and provide photo or video evidence. Mrs Watts is always available for tastings!

Year 4 French Day

Year 4 enjoyed a fabulous day of French activities hosted at Hadleigh High School. Our grateful thanks to all staff and pupils who worked so hard on the day. The children enjoyed a variety of activities including music, history and shopping in a French market. They also bought home French themed cake decorated by their own fair hands!

I enjoyed the music especially as we had to translate french colours into music notes” – Jonty.

I really enjoyed the History because there were loads of activities like memorising and drawing. My group did Norman buildings and made a poster” – Robert.

Here are some photos of the day.