Category Archives: classroom language

Las manos – calming Spanish songs and rhymes about hands!

Ever since #ililc5 when Janet Lloyd introduced us to this French song for gaining attention and restoring quiet in the classroom, I’ve been searching for a Spanish equivalent. So far I’ve not found one but it got me thinking about using songs and rhymes to create calm. I have to admit that I tend to use them […]

Lingua@Hillcrest

I did a day of ICT in PLL training today at Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre. More of that in another post.. However, at lunchtime, we were able to visit Lingua, the language centre at Hillcrest. Similar to the Europa Centre, Lingua offers schools the opportunity to visit their shopping street which transports itself […]

Japanese warm up!

Primary language learning isn’t restricted to learning one language. My pupils may learn Spanish, but they are also exposed to other languages in their lessons. Whether it’s for interest, comparison, to celebrate the languages spoken by pupils at our school or just for fun, those opportunities are welcome and add to their language learning experience. […]