Language of the Month

At Millfields we have a number of children whose first language is not English. To help us to find out more about one another, our languages and cultures and  give us all the opportunity speak to more people and therefore make more friends we have decided to introduce a Language of the Month, featuring languages spoken by children within our school.

We will learn some words and phrases, and find out about the country and or history from one of our 10 most spoken languages as well as Sign Language and Musical Notation. The languages are celebrated during a month where there is a festival or national day of significance from the country that has the largest number of speakers of that language.


We use the Newbury Park Primary School website to support the teaching of language of the month. Click here to visit their website.

From here, you will be able to watch video clips of children speaking some basic words in the language of your choice.

There are many reasons why we should know about one another’s languages, including the following:

  • To give bilingual children the opportunity to demonstrate the language skills they bring to school.
  • To broaden the horizons of monolingual English speakers.
  • To show respect for other languages and cultures.
  • To give parents an opportunity to be actively involved in their children’s learning


Have fun discovering new words and phrases and learning about our languages from around the world with your child/ren!