Category Archives: crosscurricular

#pracped15 – impressions and sketchnotes

I had the joy and pleasure of going to France last week for the Practical Pedagogies conference at International School of Toulouse. It’s not every day you get to go on a course that involves a ‘plane journey, and I was wondering about the wisdom of my exploits as I sprinted from one side of Brussels […]

Practical Pedagogies Conference 2015

I always get excited when people invite me to speak at conferences but I was very excited when Russel Tarr (created Classtools.net and was famously attacked by Gove for using Mr Men to help teach History resulting in a mass Mr Men Twitter avatar protest in solidarity!) asked me if I’d like to speak at a conference he was planning in Toulouse. A […]

ModernLanguages, ModernTeaching – Making Links

My second session was all about cross curricular language learning; how languages support other areas of the curriculum like literacy and maths as well as how languages can be taught in conjunction with and through other subjects and vice versa. Making Links – Cross curricular language learning from Lisa Stevens I mentioned my Pinterest pages; here’s the link […]

El que busca encuentra

Following on from yesterday’s post, I forgot to say that there is a Facebook page for Muy Interesante Junior that has little snippets from the magazine as well as previews of upcoming editions. …and you can follow @MuyInteresante on Twitter for interesting facts in Spanish in 140 characters or less. A regular feature of Muy […]

Muy Interesante Junior

My lovely husband John went to México in April and I promised afterwards that I’d share some of things that he bought back. However, I never got past the first item(s)! Time to put that right! I was overjoyed that he returned with a copy of Muy Interesante Junior. Although I’ve never seen the Junior […]

Stafford Primary Languages Conference – Making Links

And here’s my session on Making links across the curriculum. I didn’t get to share my Pinterest pages as they were blocked by the firewall, but here’s the link to my Roman resources for Spanish. If you click through the presentation, you’ll find links to things like the music for The Carnival of the Animals, […]

Stafford Primary MFL Conference

On Friday I was fortunate to attend the Stafford Primary MFL conference. I spoke twice, the after lunch keynote and then a workshop on cross curricular links, but really enjoyed listening to others and learning from their brilliant ideas. I like to share what I learn when I go to conferences. Sometimes I tweet madly […]

Jugando en español – #DevonMFL

Last night was #DevonMFL Teachmeet. Despite being given warning, life took over and my contribution didn’t arrive in time for the night. However, rather than waste it, I decided to share it here! So, here is my hastily – but not hastily enough – prepared short presentation on using games to learn Spanish in and […]

Night Zookeeper – Teleporting Torch app

Just before Christmas I wrote about Night Zookeeper’s Drawing Torch app , a brilliant app that encourages users to use their imagination and creativity to undertake missions, drawing with their magic torch. I was therefore very excited this week to hear that Night Zookeeper has launched a new app – Teleporting Torch. The premise is similar […]

Los egipcios

Reading Los mellizos del tiempo got me thinking about integrating language learning in the Primary curriculum. As I mentioned in my previous post, it links so well with the ‘topic’ of Egyptians, or under the ‘learning journey’ of Treasure taken in Year 4 at WCPS. So I had a bit of a look around and came up with […]