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03/04/20

from Whyteleafe School. https://t.co/lxxS5FHyTJ

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25/03/20

Retweeted From Department for Education

Please share with other parents and carers. If your work is not critical in the response to coronavirus then please keep your child at home. 👉https://t.co/Xdt98lWTgO https://t.co/6x8kaJ7AUH

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22/03/20

Retweeted From NAHT

AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM NAHT. Only leave your child at school if you have no other choice. Please, please watch and share this important video message from our general secretary Paul Whiteman. https://t.co/36PR3rUzEB

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22/03/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

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20/03/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Blown away by how the staff across Chalklands Schools have stepped up this week - just amazing. Very grateful to have such a dedicated team.

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20/03/20

Retweeted From John Williams

To all of the parents that have taken the time to say “thank you” to the staff this week across all 4 schools. It is massively appreciated.

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19/03/20

Updates and the letter from the CEO is now on the website as ParentMail is not working. Please follow this link for school closure updates https://t.co/ISJ1GDbcfP

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19/03/20

Retweeted From ParentMail By IRIS

Due to unprecedented volumes of school communications today, ParentMail is currently unavailable. Please be assured we understand the critical nature of ParentMail to you and will provide a further update at 8.30pm this evening. https://t.co/KL1FLdPgZ7

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19/03/20

ParentMail are currently experiencing technical issues. The update will be sent as soon as it is working.

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17/03/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Impressive work by staff across the Chalklands schools - working as a team of 4 schools in very challenging circumstances with great parent support.

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Year 1 at Whyteleafe School

1N were excited at the toy handling workshop yesterday. They learnt so much about how toys have changed over the years, the materials and the forces! Some of their favourites were the jack in the box, the wooden animals, the pull along toys and the old teddy bear! https://t.co/CsW8opDQ9U

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

EYFS made an obstacle course for the slug. Love the imagination involved. https://t.co/s0S1yWkiDS

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Year 1 at Whyteleafe School

1KM were excited at the toy handling workshop yesterday. They learnt so much about how toys have changed over the years, the materials and the forces! Some of their favourites were the marbles, the pull along toys and the puppets! https://t.co/aM8tQ2eQYg

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

Chocolate coated popcorn cooked on the fire aa part of our survival skills challenge https://t.co/UOxQzpnFhC

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Whyteleafe SMSC/PSHE

Some of our Sports Relief Winners for 2020. Our children showed resilience and great sense of teamwork today! Thank you so much to the Sports Crew and School Council, we are all so proud of you! https://t.co/56bUBW6EOD

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11/03/20

Retweeted From Carl McCarthy FCCT

I had the privilege of visiting on Monday and loved how senior leaders shared such an ambitious, positive vision for their pupils and school community. The collaboration and teamwork at is fantastic to see! 👏👏

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06/03/20

Thank you to everyone for putting such an effort into their World Book Day costumes. We all had a lovely day celebrating and sharing our favourite books. Congratulations to the winners of the costume competition - it was a tough decision! https://t.co/h2Oi5AstlM

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02/03/20

Grand opening of the Beach Hut Project! Mrs Faulkner and her Monday afternoon group have been working hard to design and decorate the shed to create a calming space. All their hard work has finally paid off https://t.co/MjCGw3UF3i

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29/02/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

We had a wonderfully wet and cold time at forest school today. First we investigated the flooding then headed to the site where it showed. https://t.co/zReVElTy6P

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.