Coxhoe Primary School

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What we say about MFL at Coxhoe Primary School...

'I really like learning French. We had to write the numbers 1-10 without the words and I really enjoyed that.' 

'We learned a song about the days of the week and it was fun.' 

'I like that time to speak in French with each other. '

Curriculum Intent


It is our intent at Coxhoe Primary School to provide all of our children with a high-quality education in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures. Our current MFL taught is French, however we strive to provide children with opportunities to experience a range of other languages.  It is our intention to ensure that by the end of our children’s primary education, they have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written French, confidence to speak in French with others and know how important other languages can be in their future.


MFL Intent, Implementation and Impact

Useful websites

French story videos told by a native French speaker (with English subtitles)

Topmarks - search for a range of different French games and resources

Crickweb - range of different matching games to be used in the classroom or individually

European Christmas Decoration Exchange

Coxhoe were chosen as one of only 10 schools in the North East to take part in a European Christmas decoration exchange with 26 different schools in 11 European countries.

A huge thank you to all children who completed the holiday homework challenge to tell us all about how they celebrate Christmas in their houses. They were all fantastic and have been included in the information packs along with a wool wrapped Christmas tree made by children in Class 5 using willow from our conservation area.

Our European Christmas tree grew more beautiful each day in December and was a popular topic of conversation over lunch. Class 5 were very excited when the post was delivered each day to see what each decoration would be like and where it had come from.

European Day of Languages

It was a fun filled day of languages on Thursday 26th September as we celebrated European Day of Languages in school. A fantastic assembly kick started our day and our thinking of languages – did you know that there are 6,500 languages spoken around the world and only 20% of the world speak English! We thought about how useful knowing another language can be in light of this.

After our assembly, all children in Key Stage 2 got the opportunity to work with Kara from Lingotot to find out more about languages and take part in games, songs and role-play activities.

As well as the Lingotot sessions, the children got to find out more about a range of European countries by taking part in a ‘Race around Europe’ quiz. Sadly this was less of a race than we hoped due to the British weather, but it didn’t ruin our fun. The children found out what Spain was called before it was called Spain, who the Ukrainian Prime Minister is and what the Bundesliga is in Germany, as well as so much more!

Both staff and children alike thoroughly enjoyed the day and there was a positive buzz around school.


Images from The Northern Echo

Nothern Echo Article