Pupils develop their French and Spanish language skills at Oakfield and at the same time learn to respect and embrace different cultures. Our dynamic Languages Department, which benefits from having two native speakers (in both French & Spanish), uses a variety of innovative teaching styles including: role play, interactive and engaging e-resources, videos and songs. Our Specialist Languages Team: Mr Paul Wagstaff (Head of Languages) & Mrs Lidwine Hall.
Each year in July, Year 7 students take part in International Day ,for a day in a variety of workshops including craft, games, cooking/food tasting, and art workshops all geared at improving their cultural understanding of the Country chosen. The canteen usually serves traditional tasty treats at break time and Oakfield students also take part in a Fancy Dress Competition. So much fun to be had by all!!!
Our language leaders are a group of more able linguists who
- Run a lunchtime club to support their peers in Year 7 students with practising their Spelling Bee words;
- Support the Languages department teachers in some of their Year 5 and 6 French & Spanish lessons;
- Attend an after-school club to plan cultural quizzes for KS2 pupils as well as a Languages Day for one of our first schools.
MFL Learning examples
Year 7 French Speaking Assessments: The Olympic Games
Some great examples of Year 7 French Speaking Assessments around the topic of The Olympic Games