Category Archives: resources

Communication4all

My FB wall reminded me this morning (edit – was yesterday now!) to wish Happy birthday to Bev Evans and I sighed. She passed away a few weeks ago so it’s another sad day for her family and friends. Her husband Paul tweeted @bevevans22 birthday girl tomorrow, why not celebrate and plan a lesson using […]

Light Bulb Languages

Just in case anyone has missed the news… MFL Sunderland is no more, but like a phoenix from the ashes arises… LIGHT BULB LANGUAGES! Below are the details – well worth noting, bookmarking and etching on your brain as if you don’t already use it, one day you will. Thank you to Clare for her […]

Stafford Primary Languages Conference – Tip Top Language Learning

As promised, my presentation from Stafford last week! A quick whip through some of my favourite activities with a view to inspire and also keep everyone awake after lunch 😉 Links – Rachel Hawkes’ phonics Music for Los vocales D.I.S.C.O. Rhabarberbarbara Jo Rhy Jones phonic activities  Oso Pardo pdf Boowa et Kwala – Peut tu […]

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 […]

Matemáticas, ciencia e español

I wholeheartedly believe that learning a language shouldn’t be a ‘bolt on’ but part of the curriculum as a whole, and I am therefore always on the look out for new ideas. I found this short video clip on Youtube earlier and it started me thinking. Again!  Whilst I’m not sure that this is something […]

¿Apoyas a España?

So the Olympics are finally here. The Opening Ceremony is tonight (although the action has already started with football!) so why not have a look at the Spanish page on London2012 and start identifying the Spanish participants in the Games. Just for fun – Who are these people? In which sports do they compete? And which […]

Birmingham Primary Languages website

Today a new part of the Birmingham Grid for Learning (BGfL) website was launched. After a long wait, the Birmingham Primary Language (BPL) website was unveiled. Offering sections of guidance, useful weblinks, documentation and training opportunities for coordinators and class teachers as well as a growing bank of downloadable resources including sound files, there’s plenty […]

La oruga hambrienta in TK Maxx ;o)

Lisibo’s been shopping again.  This time, though, it’s not IKEA that has inspired her but TK Maxx that has come up trumps. In the sale (!) I found this Very Hungry Caterpillar felt set. Ideal for – telling the story to the class getting pupils to follow the story actively by adding / moving/ substituting […]

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 […]