All children at Oldfield Park Junior School are taught French as part of their curriculum. Pupils are introduced to the language through various media and the emphasis is on enjoyment through drama, songs and activities rather than the written word at these initial stages. We aim to instill a love of languages as well as equipping pupils with the skills to learn a Foreign Language.
We celebrate the languages spoken by our pupils by having a language of the Term - pupils and their family introduce their language to the school in an Assembly and we all practise it daily.
We enjoy a variety of clubs where pupils have the opportunity to learn a little more about the language and culture of various countries, these include: French, Latin, Japanese and Latin.
In addition, we have run three successful residential visits to France and in October 2018 we shall be taking 32 pupils to Holland for a science and arts based residential.
The Holland - Friday 12th October, 2018
Windmills! We’ve explored a traditional Dutch village and scaled an enormous windmill. We’ve learnt about the history of chocolate in the surrounding area, AND we’ve created our own chocolate packaging. To top-off another fun-filled day, we have also boldly gone to the European Space Agency’s education centre and witnessed our final Dutch sunset on the beach. Tomorrow we begin the long journey home ...
Holland - Thursday 11th October, 2018
Greetings from sunny Holland. The end of another adventure-packed day. Today we have taken part in an exciting canal cruise learning about the history of Amsterdam, been tutored in the production of both clogs AND cheese, and we’ve experienced priceless classics in the Van Gogh Gallery. The children have just returned from a dusk romp on the beach and we are all (kids and adults alike) paddling on the edge of exhaustion! Currently, the children are enjoying milk and Dutch cookies as we count down the timer until bedtime (42 minutes and 17 seconds). Another update will follow tomorrow.
Holland - Wednesday 10th October, 2018
Hallo from Noordwijk! What an incredible time we are having! We have not stooped since arriving last night, for sure! We have visited Amsterdam seeing ALL the sights, followed by an amazing trip to the Nemo Science Museum. the children were fascinated with all the exhibits and loved playing with all there was to offer. Our final outing of the day was to the beautiful beach of Noordwijk where the children enjoyed digging holes, searching for shells and splashing in the North Sea with a glorious sunset as the backdrop. Mr Dack’s smiling and is currently working on the production of the year “Holland the Movie”. More to follow! And yes, “stooped” was on purpose.