Category Archives: transition

Technology and stories at @chiuni MFL Conference 13.06.18

I was happy to be asked to present at the annual University of Chichester MFL Conference last week, and as I noted in a previous post, thoroughly enjoyed the positive and inspiring sessions I attended. I delivered two sessions. You can access the resources and ideas from the session entitled Using Technology for collaboration in […]

Literacy and PLL in tandem – resources for free!

It seems that some people are just incapable of getting *completely* into holiday mode and just can’t stop themselves from working! Jo Rhys Jones is one of these mad people and over the last week or so she’s been populating her wonderful Talkabout Primary MFL NING with resources that she’s developed for a project to […]

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 […]

Adorable Spanish plays.

The lovely Joe Dale sent me the link to this video on Teachertube today – thought I might find it interesting. And I did, so I thought I’d share it with you too. Adorable Spanish Elementary Plays is described as High School Spanish students perform The Three Bears, Snow White, and Little Red Riding Hood […]

Crossing phases.

Photo by zenAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License Posts have been a bit sparse recently as the frantic end of term rush took over! Sports days, Year 6 leaving plays, Performance Management meetings and generally tying up loose ends got in the way of blogging. However, the holidays are here, and I’m hoping to make up for my failings […]

Practical strategies to ease the challenge of transition.

At the first run of the Preparation for Transition conference in Birmingham, everybody I spoke to seemed to be talking about the session delivered by Jacqui Tilt, aided by Helen Leigh, on Practical strategies to ease challenge of Transition in MFL, so I was eager to attend this time around when the opportunity arose. Jacqui, […]

Will KS2 language learning make pupils more motivated linguists at KS3 and beyond?

There’s no doubt that the implementation of Primary Language Learning for all pupils 7-11 via the KS2 MFL Framework will change language learning at KS3 – there’s no way it can be avoided. So, as worrying as it may be, transition and all related issues have to addressed. Some of the issues that are generally […]

Preparing for Transition.

When considering Primary Language Learning (PLL), one of the thorniest issues seems to be the transition from KS2 to KS3 – how will it be managed? The KS2 Framework for MFL and the introduction of language learning for ALL pupils in KS2 by 2010 has massive implications for KS3. In the past, many children went […]