News about ‘Languages’

French Lesson Experience

On the 8th July, we got the opportunity to go and teach a French lesson to Year 4 and 5 pupils at Stockbridge Primary School. It was a very useful experience and taught us many things about teaching and languages. We also got to improve our speaking skills in French when instructing the pupils. Our… Read more »

Joyeuses Pâques!

An Easter Hunt with a French Twist On Wednesday 3rd April at lunchtime there was a scavenger hunt run by the MFL department. This was part of a series of ‘Easter Challenge’ events put on by the Head Prefects. All KS3 classes had been taught Easter themed vocabulary during their French lessons and then at… Read more »

English Presentations

Year 10 have recently delivered individual presentations to their class as part of their GCSE English course.  The highest achievers in each class were invited to present to the whole year group. Presentations ranged from Freddie Mercury and Muhammad Ali to a good cup of tea. The standard of work was excellent and the pupils should feel… Read more »

Bon Travail and Gut Gemacht

TVS pupils have been hard at work this week and making their teachers proud The MFL department have been really impressed with the number of Y11 pupils turning up to French and German revision so far this term. Mrs Lynn (Head of MFL) said, “We have started early to maximise progress and the pupils are… Read more »

Our Year 9 Linguists

Our Year 9 Linguists

On Monday 4 June three of our Year 9 pupils, Rory Pharoah, Cerys Hotchkiss, and Kevani Bhoodhoo visited Stockbridge Primary School with Mrs Dover to lead activities in French with a group of Years 4 and 5 pupils. They organised their own sequence of activities and resources based on activities that they have enjoyed in… Read more »

Off with a Bang!

Off with a Bang!

Year 11 pupils’ last GCSE German lesson went off with a bang with the balloon tower challenge! Pupils had to write 10 items of GCSE German vocabulary on each balloon and then build a tower from them. The tallest tower won! They had great fun as well as revising key terms. Miss Williams commented “I… Read more »

Getting Competitive In German

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This week in Mrs Knight’s Year 8 German lesson, pupils were able to get competitive trying out a new Modern Foreign Languages website. This website has been designed to promote challenge in learning through online competitions. You can have a go on the new website yourself  and see if you enjoy it as much as… Read more »

The Return of MFL Film Club

This week has seen the return of the MFL Film Club, this time organised by Sam Hunt and Sydney Reidy who chose to show ‘Mamma Mia’ in French. Pupils enjoyed watching the film and, as the songs were still in English, Miss Williams (MFL Subject Leader) could join in too. Watching a movie in a… Read more »

St Valentine’s Day in French

Last week during their French lessons 7A created Valentine’s Day cards. They were beautifully decorated with French messages of love inside and out. The pupils then took them home to share. Joyeuse Saint Valentin!

MFL Master-Class for Year 5 Pupils

MFL Master-Class for Year 5 Pupils

On Wednesday 31st January the MFL team welcomed 66 pupils from five of our local primary schools for a masterclass morning. Pupils were treated to two fun and interactive language sessions which gave them an opportunity to see what MFL lessons are like at secondary school. Mrs Dover, Mrs Knight and Mrs Thomas were helped… Read more »

Modern Languages ‘Pupils of the Month’

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Each month our Modern Languages department choose a ‘pupil of the month’ for each year group based on the progress they are making overall and how hard they are working. This month the following pupils were successful: Year 7: Jessica Vaughan 7D Year 8: Suzie Draper 8D Year 9: Rebecca MacBean 9D Year 10: Issy… Read more »

Modern Languages Pupils of the Month

Languages Pupil of the Month

Each month our Modern Languages department choose a ‘pupil of the month’ for each year group based on the progress they are making overall and how hard they are working. This month the following pupils were successful: Year 7: Millie Nias Year 8: Jasmine Saunders Year 9: Sophie Keable Year 10: Sam Hunt Year 11:… Read more »