Modern foreign languages
Pupils develop their French, Spanish and German language skills at Oakfield and at the same time learn to respect and embrace different cultures. Our dynamic MFL Department, which benefits from having a native speaker, uses a variety of innovative teaching styles including: role play, interactive and up-to-date e-resources, videos and songs. Our Specialist Modern Foreign Languages Team: Mrs Hall (Head of Modern Languages,) Mrs Royle (MFL Teacher,) Ms Spoerer & Ms Pinches (Key Stage 2 MFL Teachers). Our Year Group Curriculum Team Leaders: Years 8 & 7 (KS3) Mrs Royle and Mrs Stewart. Years 5 & 6 (KS2) Ms Spoerer. SPELLING BEE The aim of the Spelling Bee is for Year 7 students to practise and improve their vocabulary, spellings, pronunciation and memory skills in the target language (French or Spanish). When participating, students will be given one minute to correctly spell as many words as possible. This event is sponsored by the European Commission and Vocab express. As Gold & Silver winners in both the French and Spanish categories, three of our students (Millie-Mollie,Onni & Areti) earned their place at the Regional Finals of the 2016 Foreign Languages Spelling Bee Competition. The regionals took place in April 2016 They all worked extremely hard throughout the year to reach this level. As a school, we are delighted for them and proud of their achievement. FRENCH/SPANISH DAY Each year in July, Year 7 students take part 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 both France & Spain. 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!!!