Since my change of role in September, I have a lot more spare time, and have been filling some of it in the last couple of weeks making up some songs to help my KS2s with their phonics in Spanish. So far I've done one for the "j" sound and one for the "th" sound. You can download them and accompanying resources here (scroll down to the bottom of the page).
I put a post here about cross-curricular links with Music departments more related to Secondary but the song is great and wanted to share it with you. The link the Canadian Site mentioned might be new to you as well and contains a lot of great resources.
Hi everyone. Just posting something which I have found to be really useful. I have attended quite a few training sessions recently, all provided for free and by top class singing trainers from Sing Up. For anyone who doesn't know they have been working widely with all LEAs in Primary Ed to promote singing.
Their website has a lot of free materials at http://www.singup.org/ some of which are FL songs with full music to download, teaching tips etc.… Continue
2010 is the year I become a published author; `time she put her money where her mouth is' you might say!
I have to say the books have been a long time in coming- nearly 2 years since the project was initiated. I did the outline planning for the whole series and masses of research, re-writes and editing along the way, including finding additional authors. Great to have my friends and colleagues Alison Clarke and Heather Crabtree from the… Continue
Does anyone out there know of a simple song (In French) suitable for a Y6 leavers assembly? Maybe one of you 'creative types' has written some words to a familiar tune that you would be willing to share?! I thought I'd ask before setting to and trying to write my own!!!
Here's my presentation from my Saturday session at the Primary Languages Show in Liverpool entitled You and Youtube.
The idea of the session was to give people ideas about how Youtube can be used in Primary Language Learning (PLL). We looked at alternatives to Youtube, how to use video clips if a site is blocked by downloading via one of a number of tools… Continue
If anyone can use them I have been playing around with Apple Mac's Garageband to produce some music to the rhymes that she suggests for use in the primary classroom. They are loaded onto the music player of my main page and can be downloaded in mp3 format. My first stab at this so apologies for any poor quality!
Added by Mark Purves on July 13, 2008 at 17:13 —
I have already put some links to this singer on the site. I think she is a really good composer for children, she has a strong message to convey about children's rights, and her songs would fit well into any work schools might do on this theme. I am adding this song to the site "Enfants des Rues" as a strong example of what she does. The mp3 was downloaded for free from We7.com. Listen to these songs on my page
ENFANTS DES RUES… Continue
Added by Mark Purves on July 12, 2008 at 10:00 —
A couple of weeks ago I discovered that we had in the LA a very talented French assistant who sang and played the guitar. Last week we set up an impromptu recording studio at the Sandhill Centre and recorded 25 French songs, some traditional, some not so traditional. I'm so glad I found out about her the week before their contract ended and not the week after ! You'll find all the songs in mp3 format here… Continue
Just had an email from Chris Wakely and Vera Anderson at Devon letting me know that Take Ten en Espanol will be out in November 2008.Those of you familiar with Take Ten en Francais will know the cd's and pocket-sized book make a very versatile little resource. Non-specialists like the fact you can just pick it up and go - all the linguistic support as well as demo DVD are provided. Each activity is… Continue
I'm sure by now many of you have already seen these videos but they are so inspired and fun that I can't resist sharing them once more. I'm not advocating teaching conjugations as such in PLL, but I do think a fun song like this makes the whole thing seem more 'normal' and makes grammar much less of a 'big deal'.