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Davyhulme Primary School, Davyhulme
' WRAP AROUND CARE ' IS AVAILABLE FOR CRITICAL / KEY WORKERS WITH ' LET's PLAY. ' Let's Play is open from 8am -9am and then from 3.15pm - 6pm as long as they have enough people ( health permitting ) to make it work . School staff will not be working in school over Easter ( they need to recharge their batteries for the long weeks ahead ) . If you need child care over the Easter period then you need to book places now. This service is only for the children who are currently on our KW list - I am sure the government will reimburse KW/Critical workers for any extra expense in due course. | In the light of the PM's Announcement - School will be taking a harder line on Key worker Criteria ( if one parent is not a KW then they should really stay at home to provide childcare ). Remember this is a big push now for the next 3-4 weeks THIS IS A CRITICAL TIME FOR US ALL BUT WE CAN DO IT ! | PM's UPDATED MESSAGE Do you really need to bring your child to school ? Are we literally your last resort ? If you have no other option for childcare then we will be glad to support all NHS critical/key workers by keeping your children safe -thank you for doing the vital job you are doing ! Places are limited and determined by how many healthy staff we have available from day to day. Remember ' social distancing ' when dropping off or picking up children.
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Modern Foreign Languages

The teaching of languages to young learners is widely recognised as a significant

contributory factor in improving literacy skills, building self-confidence and increasing cultural awareness with the appreciation of other cultures.

At Davyhulme Primary School, we believe that our children should be taught foreign languages from an early age when they are most receptive, open to this and are enthusiastic for new forms of learning. We wish to form a firm platform that lays the foundations for further foreign language teaching at Key Stage 3, by giving pupils a confident, flying start in a highly interactive subject. All teaching is through a process of introduction, revisiting and consolidation.

In Key Stage 1, weekly conversational Spanish lessons take place (continuing in Key Stage 2 for some of the pupils).  A weekly Year 2 French club – the Trafford Book Project, which links into and underpins the Key Stage 2 materials – is delivered. This enables the children to build up a bank of phrases, words and language in context, focusing on a book, song or poem, through fun learning with games, rhymes and songs. Every child attends for one half-term.

French is taught throughout Key Stage 2, where the children develop their language through the structured development of four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. All language is met in an order, to build confidence and aid good pronunciation, whilst engaging in fun learning activities to reinforce and fix the language.

 Our Foreign Language Assistants both deliver and support lessons and currently our French language assistant delivers a weekly French club across Key Stage 2, enhancing and extending skills, intercultural understanding and knowledge about the language. The link with our partner school in Normandy, France gives the children the opportunity to communicate directly with their peers in another country, which has a positive impact on their attitude towards other cultures and their motivation for language learning.

Modern Foreign Language teaching and learning at Davyhulme Primary School focuses on children’s enjoyment of foreign language learning, and leaves children with a feeling of wellbeing and greater self-esteem. The small components of work allow pupils to achieve something in each lesson, leading to a regular sense of progression.