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David couldn't wait to get stuck in to his new book. His teacher has been reading it to the class and I could tell he loved it. Thanks Mr Kerr at for the website info 📚


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Well done to all the children who performed tonight, wonderful show and all the children looked like they loved performing:)


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Wishing all the staff a merry Christmas and a happy new year the kids have enjoyed this year and cant wait to see what's in store next year 🎄🎄🎁🎁🎄🎄


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its a pleasure to say thank you for this term as my children have been happy to go to school and happy to come home ! They have learned so much ! Thanks to fantastic teachers 👍👍 we wish you all a wonderful Christmas


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Finley and his Teacher post Christmas Production.


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We been waiting for the jolly postman to come and hes finally come love my christmas card and charlotte loved posting it with her teachers


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Thank you for hosting another mince pie making. Become a tradition with the kids now:) very messy but lots of fun had😀


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Well done Phoenix and Henley:) First time henley has competed and first medal either of them has won:) 3rd place in their team kata.


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Great time at the Diawai celebration today:) well done to all who helped to organise and help:)


staff ready for the annual Harris conference


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Congratulations to our fantastic teachers who attended the Harris ITT Graduation!


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Miles finds spelling and handwriting hard and homework can be a challenging time but for the first time hes sat there willing to do it and even tried joining the words together


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Happy kids:)


Nursery all ready for our youngest pupils starting school


Reception role play, reading area, small world and group activities


Activities all set up for our new Reception pupils this morning


Our EYFS rooms all ready for our new pupils this morning


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Well done Phoenix, after getting a provisional pass on his first grading hard work and perseverance paid off and he is now a full blue belt:)


Our Year 5 pupils are enjoying wearing the new academy blazers


Year 4 & 5 classes all ready for our new curriculum

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    Modern Foreign Language

    Modern Foreign Languages (Mandarin) - Intent, Implementation and Impact


    Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy

    “One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”

    Frank Smith

    Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) liberates the children from insularity and provides them with the opening to other cultures. The children will be provided with Chinese lessons of a high-equality which will foster their curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. MFL will enhance the culture understanding of the world. Our curriculum aim will ensure that the children can understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources. We will ensure the children are speaking with confidence and fluency through discussion and asking questions. By learning Chinese the children will have the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries. It will also enhance the culture understanding of how people live and communicate in other countries and communities.


    Implementation: What does MFL look like at HPAMA? Overview:

    How will we implement the teaching of Modern Foreign Languages?

    The national curriculum for languages aim to ensure that all pupils:

    1. Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
    2. Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.
    3. Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, suing the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.
    4. Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in Chinese.

    At Mayflower a team of specialist teachers are employed to provide a high level of teaching of Chinese. Children in EYFS and KS1 have the opportunity to learn different songs and rhymes in Chinese as well as familiar phrases and context eg. Family.

    In order for the pupils to make substantial progress, we have committed to one hour of Chinese lessons every week in KS2.

    It is vital that the children have the opportunity to listen attentively to the spoken language and then show their understanding by joining in and responding. This will enable the children to speak in sentences using familiar phrases and basic language structures. As the children understand the Pin Yin they will be able to understand simple phrases and write familiar sentences from memory. In upper KS2 children will also develop their ability to read Chinese characters and copy them, writing the strokes in the correct order.


    Children will be able to access a curriculum that will enable them to make effective decisions and links across other areas of learning. Children will have a respectful view of others and develop their own understanding of another language in addition to their own. Key vocabulary and specific aspects of learning will be supported by a knowledge organiser. This will be sent home in advance of the unit, and will allow children to make a head start on their learning, and will enable the parents and carers to have a clear understanding of what will be taught.

    Teacher will use a range of assessment tools to provide adequate information to show the progress for each child and their development points.

    This includes:

    • Assessment for learning
    • Challenge tasks
    • Enquiry tasks
    • Quizzing, multiple choice and end of unit questions.
    • Pupil voice
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