Language Links

Language of the Half Term - Arabic

Our new language of the half term is Arabic, we will be encouraging pupils to use simple Albanian phrases and greetings throughout this half term.

See the commonly used words and phrases we will be encouraging staff and children to use below as well as a video of pupils translating some of these words for us.

  • Hello - Marhabaan
  • Goodbye - Ila al-liqaa
  • Good morning - Sabah alkher
  • Good afternoon - Masah Alkher
  • Thank you - Shokran
  • Please - Min fatluk
  • Sorry - Assif
  • Yes - Naum
  • No - Laa
  • Come here - Tahal ela huna
  • Well done - Ahssent
  • What is your name? - Ma hoa asmok?
  • My name is... - Ana ismie...
  • How are you - Kaifa halook
  • I'm fine - Ana bekheer

Language Displays

To run alongside our Language of the Half Term videos we are also using displays around the school to encourage use of the current language of the Half term.

Language Support

Reading with your Child: a Booklet for Parents

Reading With Your ParentsWe all know reading with your child is important, and that sharing a book together is a fantastic way to bond. However, sometimes it's not always clear where or how to start.

Our Reading with your Child booklet for parents is available to download on our website. It contains loads of tips on what books to choose, and how you can make reading a time for closeness, laughing and talking together. If English isn't your native tongue, our booklets are also available in 26 different languages. Booktrust.org.uk

Downloads

Language support will be coming soon and will include links to ESOL courses and other handy language resources.

Arabic

Our language of the Summer 1 half term was Albanian, we encouraged pupils to use simple Albanian phrases and greetings throughout the half term.

  • Hello -Halo!
  • Goodbye - Mirupafshim!
  • Good morning -Miremengjes
  • Good afternoon Mirembrema
  • Thank you -Faleminderit
  • Please - Lutem
  • Sorry - Më fal
  • Yes - Po
  • No - Jo
  • Come here- Eja ketu
  • Well done - Të lumtë
  • What is your name? - Si e ke emrin
  • My name is - Unë quhem
  • How are you? - Si jeni?
  • I’m fine - Une jam mire
  • Thank you - Faleminderit

Italian

Our language of the Spring 2 half term was Italian, we encouraged pupils to use simple Italian phrases and greetings throughout the half term.

  • Good morning - Buongiorno
  • Good afternoon - Buon Pomeriggio
  • Good night - Buona notte
  • What is your name? - Come ti chiami?
  • My name is .... - Mi chiamo ....
  • Yes - Si
  • No - No
  • Please - Per favore or Ti priego
  • Thank you - Grazie
  • Sorry - Scusa
  • Goodbye - Addio

Watch the video below for these simple Italian phrases that we will be using at school throughout the term as well as how to count to ten.

Urdu

Our language of the Spring 1 half term was Urdu, we encouraged pupils to use simple Urdu phrases and greetings throughout the half term.

  • Subha bakhair - Good morning
  • Assalam alaykum- Hello
  • Ap ka nam kya hai - What is your name?
  • Mera nam ... hai - My name is
  • Jee Haan - Yes
  • Nahin - No
  • Barai mehrbani - Please
  • Shukriya - Thank you
  • Maaf kijiye - Sorry
  • Khuda hafiz - Goodbye

Watch the video below for some simple Urdu phrases we will be using at school throughout the term as well as how to count to ten.

Russian

Our Language of the  Autumn 2 Half Term was Russian. We encouraged pupils to use simple Russian phrases. For Example...

  • Dobroye utro - Good morning
  • Spasibo- Thank you
  • Dasvidaniya - Goodbye

Watch the video below for some of the simple Russian phrases used throughout the term.