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22/07/22

We are resilient learners 👩🏽‍🎓 https://t.co/goZyyO9tSx

21/07/22

Camp fire songs to end our amazing trip and our last day in year 6! 🎉 https://t.co/FzqPSpmov8

21/07/22

The dorm award goes to…! Well done all! https://t.co/qZePmq4laQ

21/07/22

And the farmers of the week are…. !!! Well done team! https://t.co/aBxLb6R8LF

21/07/22

Our talent show by the sea is underway! https://t.co/yX85E5mNnD

21/07/22

Our beach trip was a success! Thank you farms for city children!! https://t.co/6otjXxYBz7

21/07/22

We are so proud of all the children in EYFS 😊 Happy graduation and we cannot wait to see you in Year 1! https://t.co/o39hhwgBaP

21/07/22

What a wonderful playground! Football pitch with a view! https://t.co/ZNO9QsjNfg

21/07/22

Coastal Walks in Wales! What can you see, hear and smell? https://t.co/SrfDKE6x1w

20/07/22

Thank you for a brilliant afternoon browsing and choosing amazing books to celebrate a year of great reading! https://t.co/79qLMMdfmP

20/07/22

Dinner is served! https://t.co/HckWtKLbve

20/07/22

Planting potatoes! 🥔 https://t.co/X7cuQDzjLc

20/07/22

Year 5 trip to Burgess Park https://t.co/CnfVIZXxzw

20/07/22

Brightening up a cloudy day in Wales with some fresh flower arranging https://t.co/V3LO5HpYg8

20/07/22

Farming before lunch! https://t.co/FKVajMnHiD

20/07/22

Already a busy morning here 🍳 https://t.co/2crOVwHIfh

19/07/22

Taking the donkeys for a walk https://t.co/UTTEuX29Rr

19/07/22

Chopping wood and mucking out the chickens https://t.co/YNzcmJzRDO

19/07/22

Feeding the animals, weeding and watering the sweetcorn and cutting and arranging flowers! https://t.co/9uMuomcXIA

19/07/22

An early morning walk with the sheep before breakfast https://t.co/9RUtXpk9ty

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Mandarin at HFSP

The unique value of the apprenticeship in the foreign language is that it takes learners on a voyage of discovery...It challenges parochialism and invites us to question, open our hearts and minds to the real challenges of difference.

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 Harris Primary Free School Peckham, we believe it is important all children are given the opportunity to learn a foreign language. Our chosen language is Mandarin, as despite our children speaking 35 different languages at home, very few of them speak Mandarin, the world’s most spoken language.

Although there are many stereotypes of Chinese being very difficult to learn, our students enjoy the challenge of writing characters and mastering pronunciation with the support of a Mandarin Specialist Teacher. Their Mandarin lessons not only equip them with the knowledge and understanding to communicate in Mandarin, but also increase their intercultural understanding by seeing things from another’s perspective, giving them insight into the people and traditions of other cultures. We believe that this is essential when developing global citizens.

HFSP is a part of the Swire Chinese Language Centre London, who provide specialist support and a tailor-made curriculum designed to meet the KS2 national curriculum expectations. We also provide exciting opportunities for extra-curricular activities including Chinese New Year celebrations, trips, cultural workshops and performances.

Our curriculum is designed to incorporate all of HFSP’s Curriculum Principles:

· accessible to all

· promotes oracy

· knowledge-led

· develops habits of the mind

· inspires ambition

In line with Ofsted research-based recommendations, we recognise “that a pupil’s teacher [is] probably best placed to be able to meet his or her learning needs in a new subject” and as such, class teachers will remain in class during lessons to learn alongside their pupils and to support in the delivery of lessons.