MFL News December 2021

What a busy first term it has been here in the MFL department! As the term draws to a close, I would like to thank all our students for working so hard in their French and German lessons and giving their all.  Year 7 have worked on learning how to introduce themselves and we have written to our penfriend letters in Germany.  Year 8 Germanists have learned how to describe their past holidays and learned our new favourite word ‘Kakerlaken’.  Year 8 French students have learned how to introduce themselves, give personal information and opinions.  Year 9 students have also been working hard and have produced some lovely letters and cards to send over to France and Germany. A huge well done to Year 11 for working through a really busy term and mock exams, pushing towards our goals next year and taking on the new challenges as we prepare for our mock speaking exams in January.  A big cheer for our Year 10 students embarking on their first term of GCSE French and German and producing some outstanding results in their recent Module 1 assessments alongside a brilliant attitude.  Well done, girls!

Year 10 French Video

During the festival, Year 10 French had the opportunity to make a video for our French penpals in Lille. They had to talk (in French, bien sûr!) about friendship and explained what being a true friend means to them. Well done, Louise, Charlotte, Stevie, Olivia, Isabel, Sofia, Joudy, Maryam, Beth and Sian for volunteering. We all loved watching the video!

Berlin Wall and German Reunification CGE

As part of our cultural enrichment this term, the girls have learned all about the Berlin Wall, it’s fall and subsequent reunification of Germany. To coincide with the public celebrations in Germany, we created an artwork using our hands on brightly coloured card. It takes pride of place in our new MFL corridor and I think you’ll agree it looks amazing!

Christmas Card Competition CGE

Our annual MFL Christmas Card competition has been launched with full gusto! Students have been invited to create a Christmas card in either French, German or any other language they know. We have already received some outstanding entries! These will be judged and prizes will be delivered to the winners and runners-up in each year group during the last week of term. Best of luck to all entrants!

Year 8 postcards

Year 8 have been working hard this term on the topic of holidays. To finish off our module and to show off the knowledge we have learned, 8Ge3 made some wonderful postcards to describe a holiday they have been on using the past tense. Miss Gelder has been super impressed with the creativity of the language and the effort that went into the design of these postcards. They look fabulous and include lots of brilliant German.  Well done, girls!

MFL STARS of the Term


Y7: Mia-Grace C, Lois W, Jemima A

8p: Hattie C, Elizabeth B-R, Amy McV

8g: Aysha M, Rosie Y, Saskia H

9p: Jennah K, Mya G, Victoria K

9g: Heather P, India A, Charlotte B

Y10: Charlotte B, Louise P-R, Elyse F

Y11: Abby L, Eliya D, Sana R


Y7: Uswa H, Naomi S, Lucia V

8G: Dayana E, Scarlett G, Emma C

8P: Emma D, Georgia J, Safa A

9G: Olivia S, Emily K, Ieeman M-S

9P: Elli-Ann S, Jennifer K, Bismah C

10B: Jessica B, Sana A, Isla B

11B: Holly B, Amelia S, Mia C


7: Sumairaa B,  Grace S,  Sophia A

7:  Grace A, Evelyn W, Grace I

8:  Lyla K, Esme H, Ruby T

8:  Carly W, Maisy E, Florence B

9:  Maryah M,  Maisie K,  Saga G

9:  Abi C,  Hannah B,  Fatima P

10:  Amy B,  Lucy S,  Zainab V.

Mrs Gill:

7P:  Tanisha S, Olivia H, Abeeha F

8G:  Aysha M, Vidhya P, Emily B

8P:  Eden F, Amy Mc, Abigail K

9G:  Heather P, Charlotte B, Charlotte R

9P:  Jennah K, Mya G, Maisie W

Y10:  Tilly P, Emma B, Elijah K

Y10:  Isabel C, Zahra S, Alexa L

Y11:  Zahra N, Carla D, Ellie R

Y11:  Jaz C, Marwa AG, Zahraa K

Christmas Markets MWI

To follow from MWI and photos from KGI

In our final two weeks of term, we have looked at how our French and German friends celebrate the Christmas festive period and that kicks off a little earlier in Germany with Nikolaustag on the 6th December.  We learnt about how the German children leave their boots out for St Nikolaus to come and hopefully leave us treats if we are good enough! Mrs Gill’s Year 8 class have also been lucky enough to be selected to take part in a video call with our German partner school ‘Sickingen Gymnasium’ which has been a great opportunity for us to ask and answer questions and find out about life in Germany.

We wish you all a wonderful, safe and relaxing Christmas and look forward to sharing our language joy in the new year and further our links with our German and French schools.

Mrs Gill, Curriculum Leader for the MFL Department


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  • Artsmark Platinum Award - Awards by Arts Council England
  • Lancashire Socio-economic Equality Badge
  • School Mental Health Award
  • Ofsted - Outstanding Provider
  • International School Award