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Language of the Term

At Upton Junior School we believe it is important to take an interest and embrace the language of others. Did you know that there are over 6800 languages spoken across the world! There are over 300 languages spoken in London. 100+ languages are spoken in Kent alone and 70+ languages are spoken in Thanet!

At Upton, each term we look at a different language and children are given opportunities to develop their spoken skills. They attend an assembly of the selected language where they are introduced to the country where the language is predominately spoken, they are given a chance to hear the language being spoken and are encouraged to have a go themselves. All teachers try to embrace the selected language of the term and actively encourage the children to say good morning, good afternoon and respond to simple yes/no questions in the given language. Each term, the main school gates will also have hello and goodbye translated into the chosen language so parents and family members can have a go too. When possible, the chosen language is a language which is spoken by a child/children at Upton Junior School. As a school, we feel it is important to give bilingual children the chance to speak and demonstrate their language skills. Language of the Term also allows monolingual English speakers to encounter and have a go at speak different languages.

Every term, 12 key words/phrases are translated for the children. These are:

Good morning : Good afternoon : Welcome : Hello : Goodbye : Yes : No : Please : Thankyou : Sorry : Well done : Come here

There is a display up in each classroom and learning group room where these 12 words will be shown in English and the selected language. The display will also consist of the country where the language is predominately spoken and some information about the country and language. Each colour class also has a display which informs the children of who can fluently speak a second language within their class.

Suggested resources for Language of the Term

http://www.newburypark.redbridge.sch.uk/langofmonth/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/

TERM 6 LANGUAGE OF THE TERM                                                         

The chosen language for Term 6 is British Sign Language (BSL). 

BSL is not a way of expressing English with gestures. It is a complete language in its own right, with its own vocabulary and grammar. BSL has many regional variations: signs used in Scotland may not be understood in southern England.

BSL is the most common form of sign language used in the United Kingdom. It is used by deaf people and their relatives. Each country in the world has its own sign language. In the United Kingdom there are over 70,000 people who use BSL.

Below are the translations for the 12 words/phrases which the children are encouraged to learn and use throughout the school day. You will find the English word, the sign and explanation.

  • Good morning =

    •  1) Hold up your thumb

    • 2) Touch your opposite shoulder with your finger tips and then move your hand to the other shoulder.

  • Good afternoon =

    • 1) Hold up your thumb

    • 2) Hold your middle finger and index finger near your mouth and then move them away from you.

  • Welcome =  

    • Beckon the person(s) to you, using both your hands.

 

  • Hello =  

    • Wave your hand.

 

  • Goodbye =  

    • Wave your hand.

 

  • Yes =  

    • Hold up a clenched fist near your shoulder. Twist your fist forward.

 

  • No =  

    • Pinch the first two fingers and thumb and move them to the side.

 

  • Please =  

    • Point your hand to your mouth and then move your hand away from your mouth.

 

  • Thankyou =  

    • Point your hand to your mouth and then move your hand away from your mouth.

 

  • Sorry =

    • Make a small circular movement against your chest with a clenched fist.

 

  • Well done =  

    • Hold up your thumb (or hold up both thumbs for more emphasis.)

 

  • Come here =

    • 1) Beckon the person(s) to you with your index finger.

    • 2) Point down.

TERM 5 LANGUAGE OF THE TERM

The chosen language for Term 5 is Arabic.

There are about 256,000,000 people in the world who can speak Arabic. It is the sixth most widely spoken language.

Arabic is spoken all over the world, with the largest numbers of Arabic speakers in Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

Below are the translations for the 12 words/phrases which the children are encouraged to learn and use throughout the school day. You will find the English word and the transliteration (how to pronounce the word)

  • Good morning = Sabaho elkhay

  • Good afternoon = Massaao elkhayr

  • Welcome = Ahlan wa sahlan

  • Hello = Marhaban

  • Goodbye = Maa salama

  • Yes = Naam

  • No = Laa

  • Please = Arjouk

  • Thankyou = Shokran

  • Sorry = Aafwan

  • Well done = Ahsant

  • Come here = Taala huna

TERM 4 LANGUAGE OF THE TERM

The chosen language for Term 4 is Polish.

There are about 145 million people in the world who speak Polish. Polish is the official language of Poland and 38 million Polish speaks live in Poland. As we as Poland, a large number of Polish speakers live in Belarus, the USA, Lithuania and Ukraine.

The Polish Flag (image below)

Below are the translations for the 12 words/phrases which the children are encouraged to learn and use throughout the school day. You will find the English word and the translation of the English word into Polish.

  • Good morning = Dzień dobry

  • Good afternoon = Dzień dobry

  • Welcome = Witam

  • Hello = Cześć

  • Goodbye = Do widzenia

  • Yes = Tak

  • No = Nie

  • Please = Proszę

  • Thankyou = Dziękuję

  • Sorry = Przepraszam

  • Well done = Dobrze

  • Come here = Podejdź tutaj

 

TERM 3 LANGUAGE OF THE TERM

The chosen language for Term 3 is Urdu. There are about 105 million people across the world who speak Urdu and Urdu is the official language of Pakistan. Urdu is also spoken in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Botswana, Fiji, Germany, Guyana, India, Malawi, Mauritius, Nepal, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, UAE, United Kingdom and Zambia.

The flag of Pakistan:

 

 Below are the translations for the 12 words/phrases which the children are encouraged to learn and use throughout the school day. You will find the English word, the transliteration (how to pronounce the word) and the translation of the English word into Urdu.

  • Good morning = Subah-bukhair

  • Good afternoon = Dupehr-bukhair

  • Welcome =  Kush-amdeed

  • Hello = Aslam-u-alaikum

  • Goodbye = Khudahafiz

  • Yes = Jee

  • No = Naheen

  • Please = Bara’ya-mehurbani

  • Thankyou = Shukriya

  • Sorry = Muaf-karna

  • Well done = Shabash

  • Come here = Yahaan aáo

TERM 2 LANGUAGE OF THE TERM

The chosen language for Term 2 is Japanese. There are about 125 million people across the world who speak Japanese and the majority of these people live in Japan. Having said this, Japanese is also spoken in Brazil, the United States, Germany, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Taiwan, Singapore, Paraguay, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Mongolia, Philippines and Thailand.

JAPANESE FLAG

Below are the translations for the 12 words/phrases which the children are encouraged to learn and use throughout the school day. You will find the English word, the transliteration (how to pronounce the word) and the translation of the English word into Japanese.

  • Good morning = Ohayo

  • Good afternoon = Konnichiwa

  • Welcome = Yookoso

  • Hello = Konnichiwa

  • Goodbye = Sayonara

  • Yes = Hai

  • No = Iie

  • Please = Onegai shimas

  • Thankyou = Arigato

  • Sorry = Özür dilerim

  • Well done = Yoku dekimashita

 

TERM 1 LANGUAGE OF THE TERM

The chosen language for Term 1 is Turkish. Turkish is officially spoken in Turkey and is one of the official languages spoken in Northern Cyprus. Turkish is also spoken by small groups of ethnic Turks in Iraq, Greece, Bulgaria, and the Republic of Macedonia. Turkish is spoken by more than 60 million people across the world.

THE TURKISH FLAG

Below are the translations for the 12 words/phrases which the children are encouraged to learn and use throughout the school day.

  • Good morning = Günaydın

  • Good afternoon = İyi günler

  • Welcome = Hoşgeldiniz

  • Hello = Merhaba

  • Goodbye = Hoşçakalın

  • Yes = Evet

  • No = Hayır

  • Please = Lütfen

  • Thankyou = Teşekkür ederim

  • Sorry = Özür dilerim

  • Well done = Aferin

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