Tag Archives: primary

Tools for learning languages #lupgceict2014

  I’ve spent today at University of Leicester talking to Primary PGCE students about using technology as part of a yearly event organised by Doug Dickinson aka @orunner. I took part in the original one and have missed the last two as I was in Switzerland so it was good to be invited back this […]

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 […]

TeachMeet WM Languages – 7 minutes presentation

    Supporting the ‘less confident‘ is the theme of my 7 minute presentation. Some ideas I may or may not throw out there! 1. embed sound in presentations eg El granjero tiene una granja El pequeño petirrojo final 2. make sound files – and encourage their use eg BGFL website 3.have ‘expert’ pupils who you […]

What’s happening to Primary Language Learning?

There has been much debate about the status of Primary Language Learning, beginning when the General Election process led to the rejection of The New Primary Curriculum being added to the Statute books.  Will the entitlement become statutory or will, heaven forbid, PLL be abandoned? Forums have been buzzing with ideas opinions and worries. Today, […]