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14/02/20

Retweeted From Kelly

Starting our teacher training with Mrs Skipper’s motivational music!! What talented staff we have https://t.co/l3yD697Ktn

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12/02/20

Retweeted From Year 1 at Whyteleafe School

We are all very excited in year 1. liked our role play in 1N and now 1KM have a personal message. https://t.co/zE9nbRjCfo

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03/02/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Impressive collaboration across the 4 Chalklands schools this evening. Discussing effective inclusion and differentiation. https://t.co/fXWUD5iuGz

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23/01/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

After a quick exit from the O2 choir are expected back to school at 10.15pm

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23/01/20

Retweeted From John Williams

A lot of buzz around this fantastic opportunity to teach at one of these schools in - Please get in touch to find out if this could be your next career move! https://t.co/SHzmcxNYOc

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23/01/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

Tips to spotting us with 8000 other children! Look at the stage, back right hand corner look up, above the lit up O2 banners. We are a long thin group, year 3 at the front, year 6 at the back. Red Whyteleafe school sign. https://t.co/pQGfZnCZ90

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23/01/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

Rehearsals are going well, we are all in good voice https://t.co/cVRo57ruiD

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17/01/20

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Perfect forest school hands.... https://t.co/iuD2HJNlHL

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10/01/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Various teaching and leadership positions available - please get in contact for an informal discussion about opportunities. https://t.co/dYRkpeXx0Z

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04/01/20

Retweeted From John Williams

An amazing opportunity to come and work in one of these schools Feel free to dm me for an informal chat about potential roles. https://t.co/FYdoeM7t9H

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17/12/19

Retweeted From John Williams

Such a great atmosphere across the school - every working so hard to get the very best for the children. https://t.co/jz8QL2aLMz

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13/12/19

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

We had an enjoyable last bee club sampling different honey from different areas. 12 votes for our own and 12 for honey 👍 and a few votes for the others too.

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13/12/19

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

We all love hotdogs on the fire as an end of term treat. https://t.co/6qnikWPraj

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13/12/19

Retweeted From John Williams

Have witnessed some incredible performances across 4 in this last week from 3 yr olds to 18 yr olds as a proud headteacher and a proud dad. Incredibly talented pupils and dedicated staff at and 🎭

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26/11/19

Retweeted From Kate Mole

Well done and thank you to the team for hosting our first maths lesson study of the year. Watching teaching, collaboration, professional discussions and dialogue - it’s the way to learn and develop practice https://t.co/xmWuqidiqQ

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26/11/19

Retweeted From Whyteleafe School Maths

Thank you to Miss Cook & 6C for welcoming so many adults into your classroom for a maths lesson today. We all learnt so much and had rich discussions about the representations and vocabulary used. https://t.co/twf70UXw58

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26/11/19

Retweeted From Sam Stewart

Great morning at for the maths lesson study. An excellent insight into how maths mastery looks in the classroom, following a number of years of embedding the practice across the school.

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05/11/19

Retweeted From Whyteleafe School PE

Congratulations to the Cross Country Team for their success rally today! All four teams won their races and we also had 2 individual winners, a second place and two 3rd places! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🥇🥇🥈🥉🥉 A thank you to the Poppys who turned up to help as hares! 🐇 🐇

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30/10/19

Retweeted From Department for Education

, the deadline to apply for a secondary school place for your child in 2020 is tomorrow 🏫📚👇 https://t.co/cfAaaYARsM https://t.co/UNbzItBCRL

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27/10/19

Retweeted From Kate Mole

Great end to a busy half term - Reception had saturated their environment in their focus number - Boy did those children understand 4 in every sense. https://t.co/XaDqzuUQcq

Modern Foreign Languages

 

At Whyteleafe School, we are aiming high to encourage all pupils to have an appreciation of other languages and cultures.  We have always considered the knowledge of modern foreign languages (MFL) to be essential to our children’s education and we pride ourselves on being able to provide French lessons on a weekly basis to the whole of Key Stage 2. We are also embedding a knowledge of other languages and cultures through ‘Language of the Month’ across KS1 and KS2.  

At Whyteleafe School, we believe that a partnership between the children, parents and carers, and the school is essential when supporting children in their learning. Children succeed best when this partnership is based on mutual understanding and trust. That mutual understanding and trust should extend beyond the personal and local environment. We believe that a range of international experiences, as well as local, will enhance the children’s learning and raise awareness of their national and international identity. If you, as a parent or carer, have knowledge of a language other than English and would like to facilitate some taster sessions in that language, we should be delighted to hear from you.

A mastery approach is used so that pupils extend their learning through microscopic steps in their learning path and purposeful questioning. Pupils will be articulate and knowledgeable when talking about the French culture and language. There will be opportunities for Year 5 & 6 children to participate in a pen pal letter exchange system. 

All year groups will have access to a variety of high quality texts in different formats, e.g. poetry, fiction, non-fiction and play acting. All year groups will be able to demonstrate their learning to a wider audience through the website and all year groups will have an opportunity to extend their speaking skills through accurate language modelling.  There is a learning link with a school in France so that children can have first hand experience of language speaking, communication and culture. 

French Club,which is open to Key Stage 1 children, and a British Sign Language club (for Key Stage 2 children)  take place regularly and there are opportunities for children to learn signing through assemblies and the school environment.

Each class in the school learns a language of the month for each month throughout the year. The school environment reflects this through displays, assemblies and opportunities for oracy in the classroom.

As a result of the mastery approach in French and developing their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, each child will be able to reflect on their learning outcomes at the end of each unit. This may take the form of an oral record or a written record in their books.

The children’s outcomes in French will be assessed in speaking, reading, writing and listening.  A child is expected to show progression against the milestones as listed in the Whyteleafe Curriculum between Year 3 and Year 6. This will be monitored through assessment grids, divided into units of learning.

Talented pupils are identified by an ability to pronounce and write French clearly and accurately beyond the milestones set in the Whyteleafe Curriculum. Children will be challenged and encouraged to dive deeper into the language.  Diving deeper will be demonstrated by showing an ability to apply previous knowledge to a different setting independently or with guidance.

By the end of Year 6, a Whyteleafe child will be able to speak, write, listen to and read a sentence in French independently, with knowledge of how the verb tense is formed.