Sandal Castle VA Community Primary School

A Church of England school serving the Community since 1686

Headteacher: Mrs Nichola Russell
Telephone: 01924 303525
Address: Barnsley Road, Sandal, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6AS

Diocese of Leeds

‘Together we grow: Together we give’. Ezekiel 47:2

We are a school community and we are a family. We learn together, we support each other, we give our time, our kindness, our love and our compassion to those around us in our school and wider community. We help each other to be ourselves and to be proud of it and to grow in to the unique individuals we are, and as a result, we grow into the respectful and accepting community we all value so much- we are there for each other on each step of our journey.

Learning to read so we can read to learn and gain pleasure is at the heart of all areas of the curriculum. Early reading is therefore our first, foremost and central priority in school so all children are readers. Books are enjoyed and used across all curriculum areas as highly valued hooks, tools and a way of escaping in to other worlds, times, places and situations.

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This is our Modern Foreign Languages page.

Modern Foreign Languages at Sandal Castle Primary is led by Mrs Waddington and Miss Freeman.

We are delivering the Lingotot KS2 MFL Course which is accredited by NCFE and CACHE, an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England and Wales. This will be available for all children to access from Year 4 to Year 6.

• On completion of this course, learners will receive a certificate of achievement from NCFE through Lingotots’ IIQ Licence.

• Three levels of award are available which have been bench marked against Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2 and Entry Level 3.

• The course consists of 12 units. To be eligible for an award, learners should complete a minimum of five different units

• Learners complete internal assessments which are recorded in their portfolio for Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.

We encourage our children to become aware of other languages and cultures. The aim is to inspire our children to love learning different languages through a range of strategies such as through the use of games and songs.

MFL Theme Day - May 21


The children in EYFS learnt about the country of France. We began by thinking about what we already knew about France. We then looked at a information PowerPoint to help us gather more information about such as where it is on a world map , iconic landmarks and food . We also enjoyed listening to French music , watching well known cartoons such as Peppa Pig in French and familiar stories such as the hunger caterpillar in French, the children really enjoyed this.

For our main activity we listened carefully to the names of the colours and repeated them, we then listened to the rainbow song in French and had a little go at singing it. We then carefully coloured in our French Rainbows.