Year 3 primary school pupils held a special assembly this morning to mark the Chinese year of the horse

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Primary school pupils held a special assembly this morning to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Year 3 pupils at Mission Grove Primary School in Buxton Road, Walthamstow, staged performances and discussed the history of China.

Throughout January pupils have been making dumplings, learning Chinese zodiac signs, having caligraphy lessons, and learning the routines of traditional Asian dances.

The school which has been teaching Mandarin to its pupils for three years.

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6:11pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

Great idea especially as many kids are leaving school without basic English skills.
Great idea especially as many kids are leaving school without basic English skills. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -7

1:47am Sat 1 Feb 14

Blackgold says...

You are a nasty piece of work aren't you villagecranberry.? Go crawl under a stone if you can't think of anything nice and positive to say about this report. Check out the stats for mission grove literacy rates before you sprout your sarcastic rubbish.
You are a nasty piece of work aren't you villagecranberry.? Go crawl under a stone if you can't think of anything nice and positive to say about this report. Check out the stats for mission grove literacy rates before you sprout your sarcastic rubbish. Blackgold
  • Score: 4

8:20pm Sat 1 Feb 14

eyesay says...

I love the way that Mission Grove teaches respect for diversity and other cultures ....its just a shame that Villagecranberry wasn't taught there.
I love the way that Mission Grove teaches respect for diversity and other cultures ....its just a shame that Villagecranberry wasn't taught there. eyesay
  • Score: 3

10:11pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

eyesay wrote:
I love the way that Mission Grove teaches respect for diversity and other cultures ....its just a shame that Villagecranberry wasn't taught there.
I was actually! I am all for teaching different languages but English must be at the forefront?
[quote][p][bold]eyesay[/bold] wrote: I love the way that Mission Grove teaches respect for diversity and other cultures ....its just a shame that Villagecranberry wasn't taught there.[/p][/quote]I was actually! I am all for teaching different languages but English must be at the forefront? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

10:27pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

eyesay wrote:
I love the way that Mission Grove teaches respect for diversity and other cultures ....its just a shame that Villagecranberry wasn't taught there.
I support other cultures, I had a Chinese takeaway Monday and a curry tonight, £105 worth takeaway this week, I'm doing my bit for sure?
[quote][p][bold]eyesay[/bold] wrote: I love the way that Mission Grove teaches respect for diversity and other cultures ....its just a shame that Villagecranberry wasn't taught there.[/p][/quote]I support other cultures, I had a Chinese takeaway Monday and a curry tonight, £105 worth takeaway this week, I'm doing my bit for sure? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

10:47am Sun 2 Feb 14

eyesay says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
eyesay wrote:
I love the way that Mission Grove teaches respect for diversity and other cultures ....its just a shame that Villagecranberry wasn't taught there.
I was actually! I am all for teaching different languages but English must be at the forefront?
Who says English/Literacy isn't at the forefront? I don't believe for one minute that they are teaching Mandarin instead of English, if that were the case I would agree with your first post.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eyesay[/bold] wrote: I love the way that Mission Grove teaches respect for diversity and other cultures ....its just a shame that Villagecranberry wasn't taught there.[/p][/quote]I was actually! I am all for teaching different languages but English must be at the forefront?[/p][/quote]Who says English/Literacy isn't at the forefront? I don't believe for one minute that they are teaching Mandarin instead of English, if that were the case I would agree with your first post. eyesay
  • Score: 2

10:53am Sun 2 Feb 14

eyesay says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
eyesay wrote:
I love the way that Mission Grove teaches respect for diversity and other cultures ....its just a shame that Villagecranberry wasn't taught there.
I was actually! I am all for teaching different languages but English must be at the forefront?
By the way ..... The calibre of the students intellect seems to have significantly improved at Mission Grove since villagecranberry left.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eyesay[/bold] wrote: I love the way that Mission Grove teaches respect for diversity and other cultures ....its just a shame that Villagecranberry wasn't taught there.[/p][/quote]I was actually! I am all for teaching different languages but English must be at the forefront?[/p][/quote]By the way ..... The calibre of the students intellect seems to have significantly improved at Mission Grove since villagecranberry left. eyesay
  • Score: 2

10:16pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

eyesay wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
eyesay wrote:
I love the way that Mission Grove teaches respect for diversity and other cultures ....its just a shame that Villagecranberry wasn't taught there.
I was actually! I am all for teaching different languages but English must be at the forefront?
By the way ..... The calibre of the students intellect seems to have significantly improved at Mission Grove since villagecranberry left.
I did not leave, I was expelled as I failed my Chinese exams 3 times.
[quote][p][bold]eyesay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eyesay[/bold] wrote: I love the way that Mission Grove teaches respect for diversity and other cultures ....its just a shame that Villagecranberry wasn't taught there.[/p][/quote]I was actually! I am all for teaching different languages but English must be at the forefront?[/p][/quote]By the way ..... The calibre of the students intellect seems to have significantly improved at Mission Grove since villagecranberry left.[/p][/quote]I did not leave, I was expelled as I failed my Chinese exams 3 times. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

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