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Nightingale Primary School

Nightingale Primary School

Admin.nightingale@redbridge.gov.uk

Ashbourne Avenue,
South Woodford,
London E18 1PL
Tel: 020 8989 9987

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Mandarin

Through the Confucius Institute, Nightingale Primary School have Mandarin speaking teachers working 80% of the school week.

All pupils from Nursery to Year 5 learn Mandarin at Nightingale.  Each lesson is taught by a Chinese teacher from the Confucius Institute of London South Bank University.  Some lessons focus on learning Mandarin while other sessions focus on singing and dancing.

In EYFS the pupils learn to use basic vocabulary including words for numbers, colours, animals and food.  The Reception classes also learn some Chinese songs.

In KS1the pupils learn basic sentences including greetings, self-introductions and conversations.  The children also learn about Chinese calligraphy, using brush pens.

In Years 3, 4 and 5 the pupils are taught how to describe people and items by using basic language structures.  The pupils also learn how to write Chinese characters.