No, it must have moved from Station Road along time ago ........... when I was looking for schools for my son (in the late 80s) it was on 2 sites - the First School was at Longmead (now an Adult Ed centre); the Middle School was called Springvale and was in Linkfield Lane, which is where the school is now. The 2 schools became one, were renamed St Matthews and the site was expanded. . It is now an all-through Primary with a nursery and has about 350 pupils.
I didn't realise any slides were skipped - was too busy writing down ideas! (took 4 pages of notes...) I went to two other talks too, both good, but yours was most useful as it was specific to primary MFL.
Look forward to the audio/blog.
Just wanted to say a big 'thank you' for the talk you gave yesterday at the Languages Show. After meeting you in cyberspace on various forums, it was great to see the 'real person'! And I came away with lots of great ideas and fresh enthusiasm.
Great, looking forward to seeing you at Language World. I'm doing a talk, so please drag some people along! I did one at a conference in the US one time and three people came. Including two people who both thought they were the moderator of that session!
What scheme of work would you recommend for years 5 and 6 French (They only begin the learn in Year 5 at the moment)? Like you I prefer to improvise but I do have to show that I follow a scheme of work. I am not a trained teacher. However I tutor GCSE French students and my own children who have gone through this stage, so I base a lot of what I teach at Primary level and what I see as the gaps later on, trying to keep it fun. I am forever repeating and building on what they have already learned. My main constraint is 'time' as the lessons are short. I have lots of ideas which would never fit into the contraints of the lessons. I am not always in the same class as a TA and we have mixed year-groups, so it is rather complicated at times.
thanks for your message I really appreciate the help. I was just wondering if you know any further information about the development of MFL in the primary curriculum? I have a meeting with my dissy tutor tomorrow so will find out the next stages of my research, Would it be ok to keep in touch with you? hope you are ok, Maria x
P.S Jo has told me you are a bit of a whizz with ICT? Don't mean to be rude but do you have access to video conferencing in school?
¡Hola Lisa! Estoy bien. ¿Y tú, cómo andas? ¿Sabes que vivo cerca de Sevilla? Tengo una casa rural - www.casacampana.com - en un pueblo precioso y tengo muchas ganas de que vengan aquí profersores, sean o no aficionados de Speekee. Es un sitio perfecto para aprender más español, participar en una cultura de flamenco, tapas etc. A ver si podemos organizar algo... Un abrazo, Jim
Thanks for suggestions. Our posters not turned up yet!!Quite a few ESL kids at schools in question so will use to my advantage! Will search for a multilingual colouring but if can't find can I let you know? Managed to download Carnaval with help from friend, getting there slowly ...
Hi Lisa how's the back to school thing? Got any ideas for EDL for years 1 and 2? Got quizzes & linguabat for KS2 but not sure what to do for little ones.
Showed my kids Pocoyo and apparently already seen it on Cbbc! "So is that why the Duck's called Pato?"
Thanks for the lovely welcome, I lived in the Lausanne / Lake Geneva area of Switzerland. What's this about a carnival of animals resource? A KS1 school I've taken on this Sept. are starting the International Primary Curriculum, they're starting with materials and I'm thinking of doing 3 little pigs...then farm animals..... so carnival would fit in very well.......