Throughout Edmund Waller we have been learning to speak Mandarin.  To show you exactly what we get up to in these lessons we have created some videos to show our work.  As we know that not everyone who watches this speaks Mandarin, we have included subtitles in English so you can learn too.


Summer Concert – Mandarin

At Edmund Waller, the children in Year 2 – 6 learn Mandarin in a lesson every week with Meier Lo.  On the 15th July, they will be singing one of two Mandarin songs at the Broadway Theatre in Catford, as part of the Summer Concert.

You can help your child by using the lyrics that have been published below.

Clicking on the hyperlinks will take you to a Youtube version of each song.

The children in Years 2 and 3 will be singing:

火      车    快       飞

huǒ  chē   kuài   fēi

(The Train Goes Fast).

Download (PDF, 151KB)

The children in Years 4-6 will be singing:

我很幸福     (I am Blessed)

Download (PDF, 1.34MB)




In class we have weekly mandarin lessons. I learnt how to say what drink I wanted, in order to learn how to say and remember it we played a game where we had real juice, real water and real coke (even though we weren’t allowed to drink it). So I was the shopkeeper and people came up to me told me what they wanted and then I poured for them, but they were only allowed to say it mandarin. It was really fun when it was someone elses’ turn I got to have some of the juice.