Currently at my school myself and a TA are teaching 7 KS2 classes Spanish between us but next year I'd like some of the class teachers to start taking more responsibility for teaching their own class, even if just for follow up activities to start with and I'm just wondering how to go about approaching staff about it.I know there is lots of resistance from them to teaching languages at all (which I totally understand as many of them just don't feel confident and then there is the time issue)…See More
I was wondering if anyone has any good ideas for teaching children about Easter in Spain? I have a 40 minute lesson which is being observed by the languages governor and I want to cover some of the intercultural understanding aspect of the KS2 framework but don't just want to show them a powerpoint and then make a card.I have an activity in mind if I can access the ICT room, which is to do a webquest, but accessing the ICT room is not very likely so does anyone have any ideas of Easter related…See More
I am starting to think about this years EDL and I am hoping to mark it properly in school this year as this is the first year all of KS2 will be doing language learning as part of the timetable and see it as a bit of a launch. So far I'm thinking possibly of having some sort of Eurovision-type competition where each class learns a song/rhyme and performs in a special assembly and everyone coming in fancy dress eg choose a country and dress up in something typical/stereotypical/football kit etc.…See More
I'm wondering if anyone can help. I'm sure somewhere I have read/heard/seen that the entitlement for all KS2 children for languages should be 1 hour a week but I cannot find it anywhere. Have looked through the framework and all I can see is that all KS2 children have entitlement to learn a language; please help me to find where I've seen this. My headteacher wants to know so that we can sort out our strategy for next year.ThanksSee More
I was wondering if anyone has any advice/good ideas for how to organise languages. I currently work in a 2 form entry primary where I have been teaching Spanish to year 5 and 6 this year and year 3 have been doing French with their teacher. However, since languages become compulsory from September we need to find a much less haphazard approach to the one that is currently in place.I have a meeting with my head next week where she wants me to put forward ideas for how to organise this from…See More
I am currently an NQT teaching a year 5 class. I have been teaching Spanish to both the classes in year 5 and have just been made the languages co-ordinator so now have the job of sorting the rest of the school out too and trying to get languages off the ground at our school.
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