Category Archives: QCA

Opinions sought on KS2 QCA schemes and making universally useful resources.

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 […]

International School Award – 10 years old.

Today I attended The International School Award – Celebration of Excellence at Birmingham’s ICC. Lots of people attending came from schools that had achieved the Full award three times and there were prizes for them this afternoon. One school is unique in having achieved it four times in the 10 year history of the ISA. […]

Join El Carnaval de los Animales! – PLS09

I was very privileged to be invited to present this year at the Primary Languages Show in Liverpool, not once but twice! I promised at my two sessions that I would post my notes and resources on my blog for people to download and use. So here’s my first presentation. If you download it, the […]

QCA Spanish Unit 14 – Yo soy músico

yo soy músico Here comes part three of my reflections on the units I’m currently using in KS2 Spanish. If you’ve read the other parts on Units 5 and 11, you’ll recall that I’ve taught the units to half of the school and am now teaching the parallel classes until the summer break. So the […]

QCA Spanish Unit 5 Los cuatro animales

los_cuatro_amigos As we near half term (and not a moment too soon!) the time has come to report back and evaluate how the four QCA Spanish units I’ve used have gone. First up is Unit 5 Los Cuatro Amigos which I used with Year 3. It’s based around the story of four animal friends (hence […]

Somos músicos.

I’m currently experimenting with various Spanish units from the new QCA SoW for KS2. I’m using Unit 5 Los cuatro amigos with Year 3, El carnaval de los animales (Unit 11) with Year 4, Year 5 are doing Unit 14 Yo soy músico and Year 6 are looking forward to some café acting with Unit […]

Los pollitos dicen…

As part of QCA Unit 11, El Carnaval de los animales, 4AT have been learning a song that may yet replace La Vaca Lola in their affections. Well perhaps not, but it’s quite popular! Here’s the video from Youtube – I’ve downloaded it, converted it via Zamzar and uploaded it to the school network so […]