Category Archives: resources

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 […]

A visit to IKEA

I am a great fan of IKEA. As I have shared before, I find it a goldmine for teaching resources. On my latest visit, I made a couple of purchases- 1. finger puppets Great for speaking tasks to encourage reluctant speakers, to encourage imagination and to ‘distract’ from repetitious or disliked activities.  This set add […]

Inspiration for Motivation – Top Tips for PLL

Here is the Slidecast of my second presentation from Brighton. Apologies for the audio cutting out before the end – no idea what happened there!  Perhaps the iRiver overheated! Apologies to @wizenedcrone for forgetting her real name – it’s Fiona Joyce!!! And the German site I mentioned was called GenkiGerman. Top tips for the Primary […]

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 […]

Primary Languages e-Zine – Summer edition

I received notification a few days ago that the latest edition of the Primary languages ezine is available on the Primary Languages website.All about cross curricular links this time, Ruth Churchill from CILT says- articles include integrating languages with work on mini beasts, keeping fit, growing sunflowers and music. There are also features on CLIL […]

Young Enterprise winners – LanguAges – UPDATE!

Some of you may recall a blog post in July about a group from English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College, Hartlepool, winning Company of the Year and Most Creative Company of the Year in the Young Enterprise in the NorthEast sponsored by The Arts Council NorthEast for their product LanguAges. For those who don’t, […]

Spend! Spend! Spend!

Photo by Kiki99 from Flickr I received a missive from the school Bursar last week informing me that I had not spent my budget yet and warning me that if I didn’t get a move on, the remaining balance would be ‘re-allocated.’ Well, faced with the prospect of Art getting more paper and paint that […]