Infant School

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Language of the Month

Celebrating Languages and Cultures at Merton Infants

At Merton Infants we  celebrate different Langages and Cultures each half term. We have already learned about Wales (in honour of Mrs James) Poland, Portugal, Spain, France, China, Slovakia and India and Germany.

Each month we try to learn a few useful phrases and words, to answer the register and say "please" and "thank you".

A big thank you to all the parents who have come in and supported the launch assemblies, demonstrating the language for us to copy, alongside their children.


Africa Project

Spring 1 2015

Welcome back to the Spring term. We have an African project this term. We looked at Africa as a whole continent and each class now has to choose a country to investigate and create a project about. We are looking forward to their presentations at the end of term.

If you are from Africa or have relatives in Africa and would like to support our learning by coming and talking to a class -or bring some pictures or artefacts for them to see - that would be wonderful, thank you.

Because there are so many different languages in Africa, I have chosen to use Swahili as our language of the month - as it is the language used in our link school in Uganda. 

Autumn 2

This half term we will be exploring the language, culture and customs of Italy. The launch assembly is on November 6th at 10.10am.

Autumn Term 2014 - ENGLAND

This first half term we found out more about our own country -England. Because most of us already speak good English, we learned about a sign Language called "Makaton."

We used our hands to sign "please" and "thankyou", "hello", "good" and "very good!" We also answered the register in sign language and enjoyed using it to enhance our singing! 


This second half of the summer term we have been learning about the country, customs and language of Germany. Herr Dittrich came to help introduce the German language to us in assembly. You can see all the things we have learned in the the Power Point below.


In the first half of the Summer term 2014 we learned about India. Niyati and her father helped lead the assembly and taught us how to speak Telugu, which is one of the regional languages in India.

Spring 2 - We are currently finding out about Slovakia, with the help of Mrs Hankova, Simon and Lucia. We have looked at lots of artifacts and learned some Slovak words like "Ahoj" (pronounced Ahoy!) which means "hello"