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European Day of Languages 2021

As a whole school, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of European Languages Day on Friday 24th September.


The children moved around the school in mixed year-group groupings to visit Poland, Bulgaria and Portugal.


We started the day with a whole school assembly and enjoyed singing "Hello to all the children of the world". We all came back together at the end of the day to share our learning. The children in the school that are able to speak some Polish, Portuguese and Bulgarian helped us to learn some new words too!


It was really lovely to hear the range of languages that our Ethelbert family speak or are learning at home. The list below was compiled with the children - have we missed any?!



Hello to all the children of the world

Hello to all the children of the world

  • In Portugal the children learnt how to count to ten in Potuguese, a short folk song called "Quem te ensinou a nadar" and they also enjoyed finding out about the three most popular sports in  Portugal - cycling, futsal and football.

Count from 1 to 10 in portuguese.

Learn to count to 10 in Portugueses

  • In Poland the children enjoyed making a Polish salad called Mizeria. They practised their chopping skills for the dill and cucumber and were great at trying something new. They also learnt some key phrases in Polish, facts about Poland and a little about Chopin and Marie Curie. 


  • In Bulgaria the children made Martenitsas bracelets which symbolize health, happiness and good luck. They are given every year on the 1st of March. The children worked together to produce fact sheets all about Bulgaria. They included facts about Bulgaria's landscape, famous landmarks, Bulgarian phrases and its incredible history too.


The following website has a suggestion for a fun app called "The Secret Agent's Language Challenge"

More information can be found here: