2 Sep '14

News Primary school language lessons not translating to secondaries

Lack of co-ordination between primary schools means secondary pupils can start with totally different linguistic skillsSitting in a circle are 25 five-year-olds. It's song time at Springfield lower school near Bedford, and the familiar tune of London's Burning rings out across the classroom. "Londra bruccia, Londra bruccia. I pompieri, i pompieri. Fuoco! Fuoco! Fuoco! Fuoco! Butti l'acqua, butti l'acqua.""I can sing about firemen," says Hamza Ali, five. "I like Italian, it's all easy." Continue reading...

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