Tag Archives: icu

We’re on our way – Staffordshire Primary Languages conference: 26th June 2015

On Friday 26th June I attended the Entrust Primary Languages Conference in Stafford, organised and led by Lorna Harvey. Entitled ‘We’re on our way’, the day began with an excellent keynote from Clare Seccombe aka @valleseco and genius behind LightBulbLanguages. Sharing a title with the conference, Clare shared her ideas on the journeys involved in primary […]

Mi calendario 2015

Having a number of pupils who don’t celebrate Christmas, and to alleviate ‘Christmas saturation’ I tried to come up with a different activity for the last week of term for my pupils. Most of WPS have spent the last half term looking at days months and numbers so a calendar sprang to mind. And I recalled […]

¡Chocolate!

Chocolate by John Loo As if we’re not fed up enough of it by now, I thought I’d share a few simple activities on the theme of chocolate! Here’s a video of a song called Uno, dos, tres, chocolate   It’s a variation on my favourite rhyme – Uno dos tres CHO Uno dos tres […]

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 […]

Christmas around the world

A bonus post today as I’ve just had this great infographic brought to my attention by @HodderMFL and @jacksfeed I like how the names of the present deliverer from around the world are written on the map as well as information about certain countries. Click on the map and you can zoom in!

‘Cool’ en español

Zachary Jones’ site Zambombazo is a great source of inspiration for all things Hispanic. And I love it because it proves time and again that there is always something to learn about a language you thought you knew quite well. I’m often challenged by pupils when I can’t recall the word for ‘meerkat’ or ‘spark […]

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 […]

Happy Swiss National Day!

August 1st is Swiss National Day and across Switzerland people are celebrating with parades, parties and fireworks. A couple of years ago, we arrived in Interlaken just as the parades began meaning we were stuck at the station for a couple of hours (we weren’t that bothered!) (see Animoto above!) And 19 years ago I […]

What colours mean in different cultures?

Interesting how different colours mean different things according to culture. For example, no 16 – death – is represented by black in Western / American, Native American and Japanese or white in Hinduism and Chinese but silver in Muslim culture and green in South America. Would make quite a fun activity finding similarities and differences. […]