What is the most effective way of interpreting the requirements of the KS2 Programmes of Study for Foreign Languages?
The requirements of the KS2 Programmes of Study for Foreign Languages are somewhat vague. Indeed, how do you translate ‘speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures’ into a four-year scheme of work? It is very much open to interpretation.
Not to mention how one might go about interpreting pupils’ progress – what exactly does ‘substantial progress’ look like?
Fortunately, Assessing Primary Languages is a tried and tested resource which has found answers to these questions by breaking the Programmes of Study into achievable, understandable objectives which are then cross-referenced across a total of four stages.
What’s more, the clearly laid out framework makes it possible to implement a unified tracking approach so that measuring pupils’ progress is effortless and, as such, can be used to plan subsequent lessons.
Both specialist and non-specialist teachers will find this rigorous tool, which contains a large number of creative and adaptable ready-to-use activities, to be invaluable.
For more information or to order Assessing Primary Languages for £37.99, simply visit: www.brilliantpublications.co.uk/book/assessing-primary-languages-743.
Filed under Assesssment, Brilliant Publications, French, German, Italian, Key Stage 2, lesson plans, Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), National Curriculum, Primary school, Spanish, Teaching Ideas
Do you teach French, Spanish or German at Key Stage 3? If so, you should have a look at our new secondary foreign languages catalogue. We’ve got lots of practical resources to make your life easier.
Secondary Modern Foreign Languages Catalogue
Are you looking for a simple way of encouraging pupils to access the German vocabulary they need (without resorting to online translation packages)?
Mein Kleines Wörterbuch (My little German dictionary)
Sample page from Mein Kleines Wörterbuch (My little German dictionary)
Primary school children need to be able to access vocabulary to encourage them to speak, listen and write in German. But when they are just beginning to learn German, even the simplest bilingual German-English dictionaries can be overwhelming. It is understandable that some students feel the temptation to go online.
If you find this is the case, we have a solution for you. We publish Mein kleines Wörterbuch– mini (A6) German word books containing German vocabulary sheets for 33 popular primary school topics. Each page features 9-10 illustrations labelled with their German names. The booklets are colourful, fun to use and support all German teaching schemes in use in primary schools.
Mein kleines Wörterbuch covers the following topics:
- Begrüßungen (Greetings)
- Die Zahlen (Numbers 1 – 20)
- die Zahlen von 20 bis 100 (Numbers 20 – 100)
- Die Farben (Colours)
- Die Wochentage (Days of the week)
- Die Monate (Months of the year)
- Die Jahreszeiten (Seasons)
- Feste (Festivals)
- Weihnachten (Christmas)
- Früchte (Fruit)
- Gemüse (Vegetables)
- Das Restaurant (Restaurant)
- Das Picnick (Picnic)
- Getränke (Drinks)
- Das Wetter (Weather)
- Die Bekleidung (Clothes)
- Zubehör (accessories)
- Die Körperteile (Parts of the body)
- meine Familie (My family)
- Haustiere (Pets)
- Insekten und kleine Lebewesen (Insects and mini-beasts)
- Wilde Tiere (Wild animals)
- Tiere auf dem Bauernhof (Farm animals)
- Tiere des Waldes (Woodland animals)
- Das Sonnensystem (the solar system)
- Die Schulsachen (Classroom objects)
- Sport (Sport)
- Was spielst du? Ich spiele… (Musical instruments)
- Formen (Shapes)
- das Haus (The house)
- der Tisch (The table)
- der Zirkus (The circus)
- Das Alphabet (The German alphabet)
We are starting to get very excited about the Language Show at Olympia in London on 17-19 October. Entry to the Show is free and in addition to the exhbition, there is a wide range of seminars, taster classes and demonstrations. We are very pleased to have several of our authors speaking this year:
We are delighted that Sue Cave, one of our authors, will be talking on Friday, 4 April at the Language World conference at Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster.
According to the Language Trends Survey 2014, 75% of primary schools teach French and 20% teach Spanish. That leaves just 5% teaching other languages.
Are you going to Language World? We are and we have some great offers for you …