Cookridge Holy Trinity
Church of England (VA) Primary School

Green Lane, Cookridge Leeds, LS16 7EZ
Telephone: 0113 2253 040
Email: info@holytrinity.leeds.sch.uk

Modern Foreign Languages

MFL

“Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.”

(National Curriculum Purpose of Study for Modern Foreign Languages 2014)

Aims of Modern Foreign Language Learning

As a school, our goal is to cover the following National Curriculum aims in an engaging and meaningful way for every child. The National Curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

Upcoming Events

Dec
19
Wed
2018
KS1 Christmas Performance
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Including a performance by the Holy Trinity Community Choir

Dec
20
Thu
2018
KS2 Performance
Dec 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:15 pm

This will take place at 9.30am at Holy Trinity Church and again at 2.15pm

Christmas Lunch (Pupils only)
Dec 20 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

This Christmas dinner is open to all pupils – Years 3&4 the cost will be £2.00 and for Years 5&6 the cost will be £2.05.