Language of the Term

At West Borough Primary School, we are proud of the diversity of our school community. Through mutual respect and equality we celebrate the faiths and languages we have in our school.

Each term, we try to learn a little bit about one of the 38 languages spoken in our school. If you would like to know more, this website can help support!

Term 4 - Lithuanian

Our West Borough Primary School Language of the Term for Term 4 is Lithuanian.

Lithuanian is the official language of Lithuania.

There are 2,993,986  people in Lithuania. There are about 2.96 million native Lithuanian speakers in Lithuania and about 0.2 million abroad.

Here are some words we may practice speaking in class.

English

Lithuanian

welcome

Sveiki

hello

Sveiki

goodbye

Gerai

good morning

Labas rytas

thank you

Aciu

sorry

Atsiprasau

please

Prasau

yes

Taip

no

Ne

well done

Sauniai padirbeta

Term 3 - Nepali

Our language of the Term for Term 3 is Nepali.

Nepali is mainly spoken in Nepal and India. According to the 2011 national census, over 44% of the population of Nepal speaks Nepali as a first language. It makes 12,300,000 speakers within Nepal.

Here are some words that you may wish to learn:

English

Nepali

welcome

savagata cha

hello

nameste

goodbye

alavida

good morning

subha-prabhata

thank you

dhan’yavada

sorry

mapha garnuhos

please

krpaya

yes

ho

no

no

well done

ramro kama

This website is useful for finding out about the language and for pronunciation.

https://www.newburyparkschool.net/lotm/nepali/player.html

Term 2 - Malayalam

Our language of the Term for Term 2 is Malayalam.

Malayalam is mainly spoken in South West India.  Malayalam is the third most common first language spoken at West Borough.

Here are some words that you may wish to share:

English

Malayalam

welcome

savagatam

hello

nameste

goodbye

vita

good morning

suprabhaatam

thank you

nanni

sorry

ksamikkanam

please

dayavayi

yes

athey

no

illa

well done

valare nanaierikannu

Term 1 - Polish

Our West Borough Primary School Language of the Term for Term 1 is Polish.

Polish is the official language of Poland.

There are 39,000,000 people in Poland. There are big Polish-speaking communities in Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Lithuania, the UK, the Ukraine, the US and Russia (among many other countries).

Here are some words we may practice speaking in class:

English

Polish

Welcome

witamy

hello

cześć

goodbye

dowidzenia

good morning

dzień dobry

thank you

dziękuję

sorry

przepraszam

please

proszę

yes

tak

no

nie

well done

dobra robota

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