Welcome to LanguagesatNorthgate. If you have visited the site before, you will see that some of the pages have gone, leaving a single front page for news of Languages at Northgate.

If you are a teacher looking for the resources that used to be shared on our pages, please try these links where many of our resources have been shared:

The ALL London branch page of resources from talks given by Mr Everett

Youtube videos on resources and activities for MFL

The ALL Wiki on speaking materials (with links to the wikis on grammar, writing, literature, progression)

For more information on Northgate High School, Dereham, including information on the languages department, please go to the main school website: www.northgate.norfolk.sch.uk

Flat Stanleys arrive in France

If you are in Miss Steer or Mrs Sutcliffe’s Year 8 classes, then I can confirm that your Flat Stanleys have arrived in France. They have been sent to a school in Montbeliard where they will spend a few weeks. Hopefully they will then all make it back to Northgate with some photos of their adventures.

Are you Smarter Than…

Congratulations to Miss Rooney and to the pupils of Attenborough house who won this year’s Are You Smarter Than onstage final of the Year 7 Vocabulary Competition. Watch out for photos in the next edition of the Northgate News.

Year 7 French Exhibition at Dereham Windmill 2017

Fantastic turnout and lovely atmosphere at the opening night of the French Exhibition.

Throughout March, Year 7 French work is on display at Dereham Windmill. Each pupil has created an artwork and described it in French. You can see some of the artwork in a slideshow on the school website and here is a link to the Dereham Times piece.

The Windmill is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 – 16.00. For details of charges, see the Windmill website.

Adopting Ollie on his Year in Spain

Former pupil Ollie is studying Spanish at university and is spending a year living in Bilbao in Northern Spain. The two Year 9 Spanish classes have adopted him for the year and will be following his progress with interest. He has already met the classes before he left and will send regular updates on life in Spain.

Year 7 Vocabulary Competition

Remember, this year it is a House Competition. Click on the Vocabulary Competition page link above to find this week’s words.

International Leaders

Welcome to the new team of Year 9s on the International Leaders Programme. Get ready for a busy year to earn your badge. First things: The Year 7 Vocabulary Competition and making a video about the school for our French letter exchange (Flat Stanley) schools…

Spanish Exchange

Well done everyone for really going for it in Spain, with dance lessons, processions, Father’s Day, science lessons, basketball, churros, vultures, storks, kites, eagles, wildboar (Miss) and a possible osprey. All back home in Vegetable Eatingland, getting ready for when the Spanish come over!

Are You Smarter Than…

Well done to everyone who took part in the Live On Stage Final of the Year 7 Vocab Competition: the pupils who represented their teams, the international leaders and the staff who tried to show they were Smarter Than… And the rest of Year 7 for being a great audience and supporting their team and cheering for their favourite teachers.

The winners (just) were Bordeaux and Mrs Harvey took away the Cheese Box trophy for this year. The others were all tied in second place just 10 points behind, so well done!

Photos to follow…

Art work described in French

Year 7 French Art Exhibition at Dereham Windmill throughout March. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday.


Year 7 French Art Exhibition

Grand Opening Thursday 3rd March 2016 from 4.30 to 5.15.P1050768