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At Anglesey, we are a vibrant and nurturing school community, where children are given the skills to become, inquisitive, resilient, independent learners. Our curriculum provides a range of creative, challenging and inspiring experiences for all. This equips our children with the life skills to be happy, flourish and be successful...Today, tomorrow and in the future


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The schools total attendance is currently at:

91.1% (Since September 2020)

Intent Implementation Impact



Inquisitive, Resilient, Independent    

At Anglesey, we are a vibrant and nurturing school community, where children are given the skills to become, inquisitive, resilient, independent learners.    

Our curriculum provides a range of creative, challenging and inspiring experiences for all.  This equips our children with the life skills to be happy, flourish and be successful…Today, tomorrow and in the future    


Over 90% of our pupils have English as an additional language (EAL) and are already able to speak and understand two languages upon arrival in school at some level. So, many of our children are incredibly moving from dual language to learning a third language.

At Anglesey we are lucky to be working alongside King Edward’s Aston to teach Mandarin and to be able to develop the children’s love of learning about other languages and cultures. It is our intent that over three years, the children have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written Mandarin, confidence to speak some Mandarin with others and to understand the importance of the language around the world. We aim to encourage tolerance and a willingness to work cooperatively.



An inquisitive learner has a thirst for learning and wants to discover as much as they can about the world by asking questions.    


A resilient learner can bounce back from challenges and problems, but also has the capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing.    


An independent learner takes responsibility for their own learning. They are self-motivated and accept that frustration in the present is worthwhile to achieve future success. They take initiative and are good problem solvers.    




Pupils develop Inquisitiveness in MFL by:    

Pupils develop Resilience in MFL by:   


Pupils develop Independence In MFL by:   


  • Asking questions about a new language and culture
  • Trying to interpret what new words mean  
  • Looking for links/similarities between different languages 
  • Creating and exchanging meaning within and across cultures  
  • Expressing opinions and respond to those of others 



  • Persevering when faced with difficulty pronouncing new words or sounds 
  • Understanding that they may not be able pick up new words very quickly as it’s a new language 
  • Continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation despite facing difficulties 
  • Seeking clarification and help when needed  
  • Seeing mistakes/difficulties as part of the learning process and be prepared to have a go 
  • Seeking clarification and help when needed  
  • Writing phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences 
  • expressing ideas clearly 
  • taking part in conversations at an appropriate level 
  • Reacting to instructions and questions and expressing opinions and feelings 
  • Self assessment



Through the MFL we have chosen, the children can explore the countries culture, geography and history as well as learning the language. Children learn Mandarin, creatively through imagery, role play, songs and draw pictures to support their learning. There are also opportunities to taste different foods to help to make associations for the children and for learning through online resources and research.

Learning a new language is an obvious challenge, particularly as the majority of our pupils already speak two languages. It is an additional challenge to take part in conversations at an appropriate level with peers or the tutor. Just as in any subject at Anglesey, children are encouraged to extend responses and always try to think of a fuller answer. Children take part in self and peer assessment and are encourage d to work in groups.

Being able to communicate and express themselves in one language is a challenge, so to do so in another language, take parts in conversations at an appropriate level brings an additional challenge. Pupils are also expected to discover and develop the written form of the language.

Although learning Mandarin is in itself inspiring, at Anglesey we plan for inspiring activities for example, taking part in after school clubs, learning through song, performing in assemblies

We also link learning a MFL to other curriculum areas for example, children create pieces of art that link in the country’s culture, discover landmarks, food, festivals etc associated with the country.

Celebrating Chinese New Year brings learning to life. 


 At Anglesey, we have two Mandarin teachers from King Edward’s Aston who deliver the Mandarin Curriculum in Years 4, 5 and 6. We have a curriculum that is fun and interactive, with children speaking, singing, listening, playing games and completing enjoyable activities. The curriculum includes, finding out about the Chinese culture, festivals and celebrations as well as units of work on parts of the body and family.


Teachers use Assessment for Learning techniques to assess learning and supports future planning.

Each year group keeps a folder of work which clearly shows progression across the year. An additional folder is kept to show evidence of progression across the whole school from Year 4 to Year 6. Year managers regularly involve groups of pupils in discussions about their own learning, including reflecting on standards achieved against the planned outcomes.  

Children will retain prior learning and explicitly make connections between what they have previously learned and what they are currently learning.

Welcome to Anglesey Primary School… Your child has brought a letter home explaining new arrangements for the mornings…Start times: Y1 & Y2 - 8.50-9.00. Y3-Y6 8.45-8.55am…Bagels will be served in the classroom at these times…