Wondering if any of you would like to add to a debate I’m having at the moment re QCA schemes for KS2. I’m trying to help someone choose the best way to present materials on a site to satisfy as many Primary MFL teachers as possible. Having drawn their attention to the KS2 Framework and the QCA units and their thematic and skills rather than topic based approach, they’re now in a quandary as to how to best present things.
In your experience, do teachers tend to still take a topic based approach? Are people using the QCA schemes? They’ve just been updated – how long do you think their shelf life will be? And, here’s a tricky one! – do you think if we get a change of government that the policy and therefore Framework / SoW will get changed again? If you were planning resources with the aim of them being used universally, would you go for topic based approach or would you choose a number of themes loosely based on the QCA schemes of work, covering a number of topics, and follow their order to get the progression through the years right.
Any insights more than welcome. You can leave comments or contact me privately if you’d rather!
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