Primary languages conference resources

Integrating and embedding languages across the whole primary curriculum will motivate learners and maximise learning. There is great value in using languages for ‘real purposes’ throughout the school day, particularly in daily classroom routines:

  • Pupils can be greeted daily in the Target Language (TL). Any registering activity can be a useful tool in recapping small areas of vocabulary, such as favourite animals/colours/food/numbers. 
  • The date and weather can be shown in the TL in a prominent place and changed daily.
  • Birthdays can be celebrated in the TL
  • Common items/places in the school can be labelled in the TL.
  • Praise and censure can both be applied in the TL
  • Playground games can be played and supervised in the TL

Integrating MFL in the primary curriculum

Topic area resources in French

General resources

Telling a story lesson template

Lara Velho – The Power of a Story

Lesson plan numbers to 20

Numbers to 20 Baby shark

Numbers

French culture day

Cultural activity French Day

Mardi gras

Describing People

Lesson plan overview – describing yourself

End of unit activity

Resources for end of unit activity

Sport

Lesson plan

Sports and opinions lesson

International sporting events

Le français actif – combining languages with PE

Language is all around us, and speaking another language should not be confined to inside the classroom. By taking language into PE lessons, it gives a real life context, ceasing to be a ‘subject’ and instead an integral and useful part of everyday life. You don’t have to conduct an entire PE lesson in French for it to make an impact. Simple warm up exercises can be really effective. 

Lesson plan le francais actif

Le français actif

Vocabulaire

FLASHCARDS

ARRETEZ

BOUGEZ

COUREZ

TOURNEZ

SAUTEZ

MARCHEZ

SUR UN PIED

EN LIGNE

EN GROUPE 

LENTEMENT

VITE

Parachute games are another way of bringing languages and PE together

Lesson template.Parachute

Vocbulaire parachute

Shopping

Going Shopping Lesson Plan

French shops_1

French shops_2_-_

Conversation

Shopping List for Shoppers

Shopping Phrase Book

Shopping Items

Shop Signs

Au marché

En ville

En ville

Directions

Lesson Presentation

Direction Instruction Cards

Direction Vocabulary Cards-Cursive

Interactive links

Primary Languages links

 

Topic area resources in Spanish

Numbers

Numbers

San Fermin

Birthday certificate

Countries

Lesson plan

Weather

Lesson plan El tiempo

http://www.nicurriculum.org.uk/microsite/pl/spanish/whatever_the_weather/

Places

Follow Paco oso and his adventures in Salamanca

donde estás Paco Oso

donde estas Paco Oso photos

airplane menu photos

Britain from the air photos

food photos

manners photos

menus photos

signs shop fronts photos

transport photos

Working with a partner school

Working with a partner school

Teaching materials for Primary from the  Department for Education of Spain in the United Kingdom.

http://www.educacionyfp.gob.es/reinounido/en_GB/publicaciones-materiales/material-didactico.htm#anclali-anclas-0-3

Teaching posters available to order with activities and teaching guides available online.

Moving on – transition

Primary language teaching should inform good practice in the KS3 curriculum; secondary teachers need to provide a continuum in effective, enjoyable and engaging language learning to build on sound foundations and to continue building for the future.

http://changing-phase.blogspot.com/2019/07/transition.html