Category Archives: icu

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, […]

Día de Muertos

“Watch this beautifully animated, and heart felt, short film about a little girl who visits the land of the dead, where she learns the true meaning of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (sic).” Student Academy Award Gold Medal winner, 2013!! You can download the colour by numbers ‘calavera’  below (completed version on right) from […]

Challenging perceptions and stereotypes

One of the aspects of our Comenius Regio project that I have particularly enjoyed and that has given me great pleasure is the change in perceptions about being ‘foreign’ and by extension different. Although pupils at WCPS are bright, and have had some contact with children in Spain previously, many still thought that every town […]

#LanguageWorld2011 – MiniOlympic packs for Primary languages

Languages MiniOlympics packs – Bringing together the two threads of KS2 teaching and languages and the International Dimension   –   presented by Michaela Howard and Jo Darley Jo and Michaela – having marvellously overcome technical issues- presented their ideas for how to use the Olympics as the inspiration for language learning activities that  are clearly linked to the […]

coloradolibraries en Youtube 2

The second video I’d like to share – A story about a girl called Maria finding some lines on the ground at the base of a mountain in Peru opens up the possibility of looking at the history of a Spanish speaking country, the culture and heritage, and the art of that area. Here’s some […]

TeachMeet WM Languages – 2 minute presentation

My two minute presentation is about Postcrossing. I have mentioned it before but it’s worth mentioning again as it’s always so popular when I do! In its simplest terms, you “send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person somewhere in the world!” Really easy! Writing a postcard is a short focussed […]

Breakfast from IKEA

A tweet the other day about a visit to IKEA and the purchase of hats and things reminded me that I hadn’t shared my latest purchase from the great Swedish home of fun! Those who have been reading ¡Vámonos! for a while will know that I am a great fan of IKEA for resources that […]

Advent treats!

Thought I’d highlight two great treats for Advent from two inspirational people. Firstly, Mandy Barrow of the world famous Woodlands Junior School in Kent has produced an online World Advent calendar with details of Christmas around the world.  Each day you can open a new door and find out about Christmas traditions from other countries, […]