Friday, 29 May 2015

Challenge accepted!

In recent months I have been sending various Pinterest pins to my primary languages colleague Janet Lloyd, by way of challenges.  And she has accepted and achieved each one.  Then on 8th May I received a challenge from Janet:
I tucked this one away to think about during half term, and was reminded of it this morning.  And here it is - Janet's People Pillar Portrait poems in 3D.  It's a great way of practising descriptions, especially adjectival position and agreement, and would also work for other writing about people.

Here is the template if you would like to use it:

Saturday, 16 May 2015

The new Languages curriculum, one academic year in

Here we are, almost a complete academic year into compulsory Key Stage 2 Languages and the new 7-14 Languages continuum.  As a provider of resources and of training, I am curious to know how schools are getting on with the new requirements, and what their ongoing needs will be.

I have put together two surveys for teachers in England, one for primary teachers and one for secondary language teachers.  Sorry teachers in Scotland, but accounts of your wonderful system would skew the results!  There are no more than 10 questions to answer, so it shouldn't take long at all.  Responses are set to be anonymous, as I appreciate some responses could be a bit contentious.

I would be very grateful if you could complete the survey that is relevant to you.  Both surveys will close at 11.45pm on Sunday 31st May.  I will, of course, publish the results here.

For primary teachers:

For secondary Languages teachers:

Merci und gracias.