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Language of the term

Language of the term helps us to recognise and celebrate different languages, cultures and traditions of our St Joseph's family and around the world. Over their time at St Joseph's our children will enjoy a range of different languages as part of our Language of the term programme. They will sometimes revisit these languages providing opportunities to revisit their learning and build on vocabulary, culture and traditions. The languages chosen will reflect our school community and also provide opportunities to experience a wide range of experiences connected to our wider curriculum when possible. 



Term 1 & 2 Makaton

Makaton is a means of communication that uses spoken word, symbols and signs.

Makaton can be used to support our Communication and Language skills and our children will learn  to sign greetings, emotions and using Makaton to answer the register.

You can find out more about Makaton here: 


Here are some of the Makaton signs that we have been using in school.

Term 3 & 4 Bulgarian For more information about Bulgaria please read the attached PDF.

Term 6 - Our language of the term is Chinese. Please see below for more information.